Build Your Dream Home
Get the experts help with building your
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.
|If you can't fix your old home, it might be time to
build your dream home, with help from the experts. (Image from
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.
|Getting the experts help from the start to finish,
should make building your own home a whole lot
Consider synthetic materials and reclaimed
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
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
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
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.
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
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.