How to Avoid ‘Uh Oh’ Moments in Home Construction

There are certain decisions in life that we are forced to live with …or live in – in this case. During the construction of a home, some mistakes are difficult (if not impossible) to correct.  Here are a few ways you can avoid those mistakes during your home construction:

Room Size

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Since the cost of land and construction is based on average square feet, most people decide to build taller houses with smaller rooms. Cutting down the room size may lead to regrets later and very expensive remodelling costs.

Not Consulting Professionals

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To avoid big bills, you might skip consulting an interior designer or a good architect. This could lead to mistakes during construction and things not being as you would prefer them when the house is built.

Complicated Plan

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Many of us get our ideas from architecture magazines and friends’ homes. However, not all plots and structures are the same. Keep the design plan simple and if there’s something you really want included, you can always instruct the contractor along the way or even add it later when you remodel or renovate your home.

Future Needs

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Do some long-term space planning when you’re designing the new home. Think about how your family will grow or if you have frequent out-of-town guests. Think about the future needs of the members as well. For example, if you plan to work-from-home in the future, make arrangements for a room that can be turned into an office.

Lighting

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Try to let natural light be the main source of light and incorporate windows in each room. Think of the direction of the room and plan the lighting accordingly.

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