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Building Your Dream Home: Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Dream Home

Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Dream Home

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Building a home is a time filled with excitement, as you work to personalize and perfect your dream home. Yet with an increasing number of choices comes more chances to make a mistake. If you’re tackling the job of building your own home, you will want to avoid these common missteps to ensure the finished project is what you want and fits within your budget. 

How To Make A Small House Plan Feel Large

A small house plan doesn’t have to feel small

Make your home live larger through organization and a few thoughtful design choices!

How To Make A Small House Plan Feel Larger

The Marley – 2046 sq ft

Small house plans have a number of benefits, but if you’re craving space, it may feel like a small plan won’t work for you. The good news is there are a number of ways you can make a small house plan feel quite a bit larger. If you have a small home or are planning to build — and need to build small — here are some tips to make your small house plan feel larger.

Choosing Your Home Builder

Construction Progress of the Capistrano Plan #1227-D. Choosing Your Home Builder

If you are planning to build your own home, it helps to meet with at least three builders to talk about your options. A good home builder will be able to help you understand the different phases of the home building process. They will focus on keeping you informed about the different requirements of building your new house, and how long it will take. Selecting your home builder is as big a step as selecting your dream home plan. Here are some tips to help you find the right home builder.

Fire Prevention – Protect Your Dream Home and Your Family

Whether you are just beginning to shop for your home plan or you are already living in your dream home, it’s never too late to protect your family with properly placed and installed smoke alarms.

Remember, smoke alarms are only designed to last 7-10 years. If yours are over 10 years old, it’s time to replace!

Help increase awareness in your community about the life-saving benefits of smoke alarms.

Protect your dream home and your family

Statistics to share

  • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
  • More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.

The Home Building Process: Infographic

The decision to build a new home is one of the most significant choices a person will make in their lifetime. With thousands of choices to be made along the way, the home building process can be unnerving. However, with the right amount of preparation, you can be relaxing in the home of your dreams before you know it.

Choosing Your Home Floor Plans

One of the first decisions you will make in the home building process is choosing the floor plan that is best suited to your lifestyle. When making your selection, be sure to start with the basics. Determining the size and regional limitations that may be in place for your house will provide you with a good starting point to begin your search. From there, you can begin to consider your personal budget and design style needs.

Once you have narrowed down your search a good bit, try making a pros and cons list to help you distinguish your needs from your wants. Additionally, pay careful consideration to any potential modifications you may be able to make to your home floor plan, allowing you to custom create the perfect design for your family’s needs. If you ever find yourself stuck in your search for your new house plan, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Often, a professional will be an extremely valuable resource and help you decide on the ideal floor plan.