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Building a new home is a dream come true for many people. What could be better than planning and watching the building yourself? Although this process is undeniably exciting, it is sadly also full of potentially costly errors. While home construction is one of the most exciting life choices you can make, house design and building processes are still immune to failures and mistakes. Indeed, throughout the whole building process, there are numerous challenges, and the inability to recognize them can spoil the creation of dream houses. 

Most, if not all, hired professionals do projects during the building phase. During the home construction planning phase, however, people make many common mistakes with the best intentions. Unfortunately, these errors are easy to make, may be unnoticed, and can be costly to correct.

Building a house requires incredible foresight and planning. Most homeowners do not even start to build because they expect problems, but the risk of making costly mistakes is always there. Designing a house might seem simple, but the many choices can be overwhelming: the design, the size, the style, what patterns will match what walls, and many more. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk of errors by anticipating and planning for future complications.

To avoid mistakes, check out some of these critical approaches: 

Pay Attention to the Design

This is, in our criteria, one of the most important phases of home building because this is where you bring your dream into reality. Make sure you take the time to provide the designer with as much information as possible so he can capture your vision. Pay attention to the review of the design so nothing is overlooked. It is OK to hire a design company to design your project and then hire a builder to complete the job, but, if you have the builder’s team to do the design for you, this will give you the benefit of having the builder’s experience incorporated into the design.

Hire the Right Builder

One of the most important moves you will have to make before starting your project is finding the perfect builder for you. Consider that the builder will be in charge of the whole project, from beginning to end ― which could mean an entire year ― so it is fundamental that you can establish fluid communication with the entire team.

There are many builders in Edmonton from which you can choose. When looking for the perfect match for you, make sure you ask for references and take a look at their portfolios. It is vital that the builder you select has the proper expertise in building the type of infill home you are envisioning, with the right QA system in place.

Build for the Future 

Building a house to suit your immediate situation is one of the most regrettable mistakes among homeowners. Whether you’re in your early years, part of a growing family, a retired couple, or a college parent, your case and your needs may change. You need to take the time to identify your long-term needs and then develop an effective plan to address them all. 

Don't Build Too Much

Of course, you can see expansive mansions and want the same thing, but, if you like to walk on that road, then you should think long and hard about what you're going to do. Build only what you choose.

Think About the Resale Value 

Even if you never plan to sell your home, instead planning to transfer it to your offspring, you should still assume you would sell it one day. It's just a life fact. Most of us don't know where we will be in ten or fifteen years, though we'd like to believe we do. You may love your home, but, when the time is right to sell it, you will be struggling, because nobody wants a four-story home. 

Whether you plan to build with a spec builder or hope to take the custom home builder route, making your own home is one of the most exciting projects in your life.

Edmonton Custom Home Builders provides detailed cost estimates for project feasibility, modifiability, and decision-making, as well as offering a wide range of professional advice on all early stages of the project, including design, material selections, engineering, and more.

Ready to build your dream home in Edmonton? Contact Edmonton Custom Home Builders today!