So, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and build a home from the foundation up.
It can seem like an overwhelming process, but there are a few things you can do to help keep the process less stressful.
Making sure you understand the full home building process is important to ensure that your home building goes smoothly. Best of all, you end up with your dream home when it’s finished.
Read on to learn more about the home building process.
Get Your Permits
One of the first items on your checklist is getting the permits you need.
The first step is to acquire a building permit. A permit can cost anywhere from $500-$2,000. You can go to your local government offices to apply for these permits.
The price of your permit will depend on your location if you are tearing an old house down, or just building the house from the ground up.
When you go to apply for your permit, you will need to have paperwork. This can include blueprints, ground surveys, and even details on plumbing and electricity.
Making sure you have all the required documents will prevent the permit from getting held up. You’ll also want to make sure to account for the time it will take for your permits to get approved.
Communicate Your Goals
Although this may seem obvious, it is important that you let everyone involved in the building process know what you want. This includes your home design.
You may have your home design idea already picked out, or it could be something you are still deciding on. If you are still looking for the perfect design idea you can check out some home design ideas here.
Making sure you communicate your idea to the contractor will ensure that they know what you are looking for specifically. It will also allow them to get their work done in a timely manner.
Have a Basic Skeleton
Once you have your permits and blueprints you can start to break ground. You’ll start with the foundation and then you can start building the skeleton of your new home.
This means the plywood or sheathing of the home which will start to show the layout of your new home. After the sheathing is applied, a protective barrier is then wrapped around your home which is known as the house wrap.
Seeing the skeleton will get you excited for the next stages of the home building process. It will also help you make sure you are staying on track for your building timeline.
Get Ready for Your Home Building Process
This should be an exciting period in your life. It marks a whole new chapter in your life.
With these pointers, your home building process will be a breeze!
Keeping a checklist of items that need to get done will keep you organized and stress-free. We hope that your home building process will be a positive experience in your life.
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