Do you want to build a house from scratch? It's easier than you think. Just follow this simple guide for everything you need to know about the project.
To build a house from scratch seems like a distant dream / fun to think about, but there's no way it could become a reality. Right?
Not necessarily. If you're patient and willing to put in a little (okay, a lot of) elbow grease, you could very well build your dream home from the bottom up.
But how? Keep reading for everything you need to know about building your house from scratch.
Make a Plan
First things first: figure out the logistics of your project. Decide what you're going to do yourself, and what you're going to hire help for. How many hours per week are you planning on putting into the project?
Plan out how long it's going to take you. Creating realistic goals along the way is the key to finishing your home on time. If it's just going to be a weekend project, be upfront with yourself in the beginning about your time allotment to the project.
You'll need to choose a lot, and prep the land for construction. Depending on the vegetation, it could require a professional tree removal service. Make sure your plot is level- if it isn't, you might need to have it professionally leveled.
Design Your Dream Home
Once you've got your plan and lot in place, you can draft up some blueprints. Whether or not you decide to hire a contractor for construction, you should consult professionals on your design to be sure you're up to city codes.
This is where you can really spread your wings. You can finally create space for that huge garden you've always wanted or that over sized jacuzzi bathtub!
After the foundation is poured, you can frame out your home. Dust off the old calculator because this is the most important part of the house. If your frame isn't right, you won't be able to continue construction!
After your house is framed, you can begin to add walls, roofing, electrical, and plumbing. Now your house is starting to take shape, and you can move to the inside.
Turn Your House Into a Home
Once the exterior construction and guts of the house are all set, you can focus on the fun stuff: the interior. There's nothing quite as satisfying as designing your own kitchen from scratch--you can make it exactly how you want it.
Consider hiring an interior designer for this part. They can help bring your ideas to life, providing tips and tricks that you'll appreciate in the long term. Some contractors work in teams with designers to pair the construction and interior design so they mesh together well.
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It's going to take awhile and require tons of patience, but it will all pay off in the end! You'll have a beautiful home that you poured your blood, sweat, and tears into. There's no better appreciation than that.