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Build Your Dream Home

Get the experts help with building your perfect home

Sometimes, instead of fixing up what is already there it is just easier and more therapeutic to start all over again. Building your own home doesn’t have to mean heading into the woods with an axe and crayon drawing of a log cabin. You don’t have to live in a tent either when it all goes wrong.

Build your dream home
If you can't fix your old home, it might be time to build your dream home, with help from the experts. (Image from Flickr)

Letting the experts take care of these things is always a good idea but that doesn’t mean that you have to stay silent about what you want and how you want it. Professional home builders like Tru-Built will always have an ear open for you and your requests.

Whether you already have every square inch of your new house already mapped out in your head, or you need help with inspiration, the only limit in the end is you.

Make a dream home photo board

Cut photographs from magazines, print out pictures of home design features you find online. You can use this photo board for your inspiration and help piece together your perfect home.

Get it straight, right away

If you are undertaking this project with a partner, then you need to take their wishes into consideration too in order to avoid disputes later. After all, your idea of perfect may not be the same as your partner’s.

Make sure that everything is agreed upon before a single hammer is picked up, and stick to it. Changing your mind about something once that part has already started is going to delay the whole build. If the build is delayed, it could well end up costing you more.

Workers putting roof tiles on
Getting the experts help from the start to finish, should make building your own home a whole lot easier.

Consider synthetic materials and reclaimed timber

Synthetic building materials are very often better for insulation, lighter and cheaper. They can be made to look and feel like just about any other material and can be easier to keep clean.

Reclaimed timber, apart from looking amazing, is actually very good for the environment. Wood retains the CO2 it has taken from the air, storing it like a battery. By reusing wood from old builds, even rail tracks, you keep that CO2 locked away instead of releasing it by allowing the wood to burn or rot.

Don’t get involved

This might sound incompatible, but you really shouldn’t butt in if you don’t need to. Letting your project manager, if that isn’t you, get on with the job is probably the best thing that you could do.

Nobody is saying stay away completely. Check in every so often to see how things are progressing and make sure that things are going the way you want.

Remember: continuity

Use the same fixtures throughout your home to keep the feeling of seamless design right through the home. This means the same light fixtures, switches, taps and colour schemes in all of the common areas.

Remembering these simple tips and pointers can help you get well on the road to building to your perfect home. A new build represents a huge investment in money and time, so it is more than worth the effort of preparing for it before actually starting anything.

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