Tips for Building Your First Home

A home is a place where you find comfort and seek solace, its somewhere you return to after a day’s hard work or from an extended overseas trip. Building homes have been a part of our evolutionary cycle, and it is safe to say that these structures have a huge psychological impact on our minds and body. A home gives us the feeling of being safe in a protected environment, an atmosphere which is familiar to us, away from the dangers of the world. Here are some tips you can use while building your first home.

Planning and research

Planning and research

For most people, building a house is a one-time deal as it takes a significant amount of their savings and puts them in debt. It is essential to know what you want and plan accordingly, do not leave everything for the architect to decide; it’s your home, so build it your way. Each house will be a store of memories and experiences for years to come, make sure that you select the plot of land carefully keeping in mind the kind of neighbours you have if there is sufficient supply of water and check with the local board about the building rules and regulations.

Use space efficiently

While building a home, make sure that you leave enough space as open land for gardening or landscaping. There is no point in adding to the concrete jungles, and in the past few years, people and builders are turning to a more natural way of living by incorporating natural elements within the house. A decent lawn, an attractive garden or a small bamboo forest in the compound are few of the idea you could use. Some owners are using older methods of building homes with pressed mud walls, cob structures or wood cabins which are aesthetically pleasing and fit right into the natural surroundings.

Safety is critical

Safety

Any house needs to be well planned to handle all kinds of attacks, be it from natural or human-made forces. The home should be well equipped with an advanced safety system, fire alarm, multiple exits in case of fire, theft or any other calamity.  Have adequate lighting inside and outside the house to keep thieves away. Make sure the walls are well constructed with reinforced steel, and the door is made with durable wood and a collapsible steel interior, or you can have a new mesh door.

Budget

Budget is critical in building a house as it is an extended project and the cost of materials increase with time. Speak with your builder and make sure that you have formulated an elaborate budget, notify your builder beforehand so that the house could be designed within your monetary limits