You know the joy and euphoria that accompanies your ability to finally build your own home, the freedom of choice, amenities, and location. The absolute joy you feel? Tone it down a notch and don’t get carried away. There is certain faux pas that homeowners often fall prey to when building their own homes, and these are the faux pas which we’ll help you point out in this article, and propose ways in which they can be avoided. One of the more overlooked areas of a home often ends up being the garage.
Garages are often one of the last places people focus on, and unless you pay attention, it can be a blemish on the house as a whole. So we spoke with an epoxy flooring professional about the common mistakes home builders/buyers do when building a home.
Hire Home Builders to Avoid Cardinal Mistakes of Home Planning
These are the three cardinal mistakes of home planning and designing for which hiring a custom home builder won’t quite work for you, they are:
- Inefficient space planning
- Room Location And Planning
- Spending Over Budget (Which when it comes down to it, is pretty obvious when it happens)
Inefficient Space Planning
When designing your home you have to try not to go overboard with the designs you have envisioned in your head. Before you decide on the closet expansion, ask yourself whether that should be a priority over a garage expansion. When building a house and eventually living in it, space is a very limited factor so you have to be sure that whatever you put in a certain space is the best choice, and will utilize that space optimally. The contracted builders might not see any harm in the closet expansion, but you have to ask yourself about the functionality of that space, and also consider you and your family’s needs at that point in time. Often times, bigger things will end up being stored in a garage, and you may need more space to cover it. With a beautiful looking epoxy floor, you probably won’t mind spending the money on that.
Room Location And Placement
This is a key factor that people often leave to the last minute to attend to. Trust me, you do not want to be stuck in a house where the bathroom is just next door to the kitchen, or the bedroom is a wall away from the garage. That is bad room placement.
Take your time to assess where every room should optimally be placed. The bedroom should be in a serene corner of the home, the kitchen should be easily accessible through the garage door for easy transfer of groceries from the garage to the kitchen. Understand your needs, and your family’s needs and then how those needs can be met by the effective room planning and placement of your home. This is one faux pas that your builders should be able to help you avoid.
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