Best Process for Building Your Second Home
A step-by-step guide for building your second home
A home is a place where one lives, especially as a member of a family or household. It’s a place where you long to go after a tiring, chaotic day at work. Building your second home is always exciting, particularly when you understand how the process works. We need to keep in mind that the home building process might vary from region to region and from builder to builder.
Keeping this in mind, we have mentioned ten important steps that can help you build a new home that is not only beautiful but also well-built. Before anything else, it is very important to get the legal documentation done; legalize the property and then move further.
Once the plot has been selected and the legalizing the property transfer has been done, you need to level the land and then pour the foundation. While constructing your second home, you should avoid all the unnecessary flaws that you must have ignored in your previous home.
Once the foundation is laid complete the floor systems, walls and roof systems (collectively known as the shell or skeleton of the house); we all know that the skeleton or the rough frame is the most important structural component of the building.
Once the shell is finished, you can now move on to the next step. Sliding and roofing can now be installed. At the same time, the electrical and plumbing contractors can start running pipes and wires through the interior walls, ceilings and floors.
Insulation plays a key role in creating a more comfortable, consistent indoor climate while significantly improving the energy efficiency of your home. Most homes are insulated in all exterior walls, as well as the top floor and any floors that are located above unfinished basements or crawl spaces.
Drywall is used to make interior walls and ceilings. It is basically hung and taped so that the seams between the boards aren’t visible and hence drywall texturing is completed. We can now move on to the painting part, the primer coat of paint can be applied once the taping is done.
Interior doors, baseboards, door casing, window sills, molding stair balusters and other decorative trims are to be installed along with the cabinets, vanities and surrounds. Get your walls painted and add wallpapers if required. Exterior driveways and walkways are prepared at this stage; though, it can also be done once the entire project gets over.
Flooring should be done as per your requirements. Exterior finish grading is completed in this step to ensure proper drainage away from your home and then the yard is prepared for landscaping.
Next comes the installation of the light fixtures, outlets and switches which complete the electric panel. Put the Sinks, toilets and faucets in place.
The final clean up takes place once the mirrors, shower doors and the carpeting is done.
When the entire procedure is over, your builder will walk you through your second (new) home to acquaint you with all its features. It is like making you familiar with your house. It is also an opportunity to spot items that need to be corrected or adjusted, so be keenly observant and pay a lot of attention. Examine the surface of countertops, fixtures, floors and walls for possible damage. Bring those to the developers’ notice and get them changed ASAP.