The key to successful home construction or renovation is advance planning.
Determine what you want by setting your priorities. We also suggest getting ideas through reading books, magazines and getting input from building suppliers. Once it is done, start putting your plans on paper.
Determine how much you are willing to spend towards building and renovating your home. In order to help you adjust your plans of meeting your budget, you will need to know the approximate costs of labor and materials.
Scout around for an architect, engineer, or a renovator. You may ask your friends and neighbors about their architects in order to get the best that your budget will allow. Establish a good working relationship with them because quality is more important than quantity.
Study the building plans carefully like the plumbing, electrical wires, room sizes, and others. Also, consider the construction schedule as this will greatly impact your expenses — for instance, constructing during the rainy season may result in delays and increase your costs. As much as possible, monitor the progress of the house building or renovation. It will save a lot of time if you are able to catch the mistakes early.
Finally, be prepared for delays and make adjustments for the same because building a house is a complicated project.