10 Things To Know Before Building Your Home

If you’re about to embark on the rewarding task of building your home, there are a few things you ought to know first. Nutter Custom Construction always wants to make sure you know the important aspects of any renovation project, especially when building brand new homes.

10 things to know before building a new home

1. Budget Effectively

This comes first because you cannot accomplish very much without proper financing. Be ready for building a house to cost more than you think and don’t forget to budget for taxes, materials, labor, and down payments.

2. Have a Game Plan

This means you need to narrow down what you want in a house. How big should it be? What’s the layout? How will the electricity and plumbing work? How would you want to fit furniture in the various rooms?

3. Location, Location, Location

Your house’s location affects not only its potential value but also your quality of life. You’ll want to know how close it would be to schools, churches, hospitals, grocery stores, your favorite restaurants, your relatives, and anything else you deem important.

4. Obtain Good Builders

We stress this a lot because you can’t afford to build your dream house with anybody less than trustworthy. If you choose to enlist Nutter Custom Construction, you would be working with a construction company with so many satisfied customers, evidenced by several written testimonials.

5. Always Communicate

If you don’t communicate with your construction crew, other family members, electricians, plumbers, and other relevant parties, then things won’t go according to your plans.

6. Follow All Regulations

Not all jurisdictions have the same building codes and ordinances. Therefore, you need to be keenly aware of the rules in your community. In particular, pay attention to all state and local safety standards and expectations.

7. Make Things Energy Efficient

It’s a great investment to “think green” and build your house with as many energy-saving appliances as possible. Installing solar panels is one example of this, but even window positioning (to let in sunlight or not) will influence your energy costs.

8. Be Mindful of Resale Value

It’s unlikely that you want to sell the house you’re about to build. However, that could change in 10 to 20 years, which is why it’s always good to think about resale value during any capital project.

9. Get Somebody to Inspect

Find somebody independent of the project to look over everything for you. Even with the best construction crews, it helps to have an extra set of eyes for something important you missed during the building process.

10. Problems Will Arise

No major project goes off without hindrances. It’s important to be mentally prepared for inevitable problems. That’s one of the biggest reasons you should budget for more than you expect to occur.

Let Nutter Custom Construction Build Your Next Home

Nutter Custom Construction hopes this message helps you get into the right mindset before you approach the difficult task of building a home. As we said, you don’t want to do it all alone, so feel free to call us for help at 941-924-1868. We are located at 3534 Osprey Ave in Sarasota, FL.

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