How to Organize Your New Home Construction
5 tips for affordable new home construction
Everyone is excited when they buy or move in to a new house. It’s a different feeling - that of happiness and belonging. A new home comes with new dreams, hopes and aspirations of the people moving in. Though, nowadays it’s so easy to buy a ready-to-move-in house, you need time while planning for new home construction.
As land becomes scarcer, the demand and supply equation works in favour of plots. You don’t have to worry about the layout options either. It might be the perfect time to construct and organize a new home rather than purchasing a ready–to-move-in home.
We will take you through these five power tips for affordable new home construction:
1.First estimate - then plan
All of us have this habit of getting carried away when our idea machine gets turned on. Someone said it right – “Human mind is a rein less horse” – it wanders to faraway lands. We exactly do that just like a kid in the toy store. Be it an exercise room, an extra bedroom, a home office, a studio or an extra pooja room – everything that is shown as an add-on tempts us hugely, impacting our new home construction price tag. It is wise on our part to subtract these extras and bring the budget under control, so that the plan stays in our mind but doesn’t weigh the budget to cause more pain. They should be added to our plan only after multiple estimates are done, and there is still enough room to accommodate the extras.
2.Choose location – the right one
There is no doubt that we always prefer to get things for cheaper in order to save money. Be careful when choosing a plot for new home construction, because that low cost plot might be tough to develop into a proper residence. The location might not be easy to reach or might be filled with trees or forest that need permission from the Forest Department to get cleared, or has rocks, or a critical drainage issue. These obstacles will skyrocket your budget; it’s better to get a hold on them. You need to take care of the utilities, clearing and grading before setting your heart on the plot.
3.Shape it right – home design
You went on a holiday to Europe and loved the villa you stayed in? Never mind even mentioning it to your builder! We would suggest that, it is a different continent and the material, shape and costs vary in your homeland. It can jeopardize your budget big time. While complicated is attractive – simple is affordable. It doesn’t imply that you choose a matchbox shaped box-house at any cost, but choose a traditional style for your new home and get the best out of it.
4. Invest smart – where it matters
We all know that investing right brings better results, both economically and comfort wise. In every home there are things that are upgradable and there are things which are permanent. While making your budget, keep a note that you can always upgrade cabinet pulls, bathroom hardware and light fixtures but no other constructed structures including the roofs. Though the hidden parts of construction in your new home are not too exciting, they are the most important ones. The solid construction of the house that stays erect is far more important than the accessories that you see.
5. Bigger is better – break the myth
We are lured to bigger things in life and the same goes with a plot or house. The increasing cost of land makes you grab that extra square-feet at a low cost, making you feel like you got a good deal, but in the hindsight the new home construction will become expensive. Adding to that there is more cost to heat or cool a larger space compared to a small home.
Be wise and plan your new home accordingly. All that we wish for you is settling in your happy home.