This Is How You Build a House Without Going Crazy*

A dream for any interior design lover is, I’m sure, to build a house from scratch. Obviously, the construction can be left to the experts! But designing and decorating a brand new home would give interior addicts like me a lot of freedom. Instead of having to go with the constrictions of an existing house, you can do what you want. Of course, a lot of people buy new-build homes that they can customise. However, it’s not quite the same as getting to build whatever you want. Even though it would be an incredibly exciting project, I can imagine it’s also extremely stressful. So here are some tips I’ve picked up from interior design that I’m sure would apply to designing and building a new home.

Plan for Any Eventuality –

I like to try and do things on a low budget. Even though I’m not spending a lot of money, I still need to plan for things to go wrong. You never know if something might not turn out as you want it to. It’s even more important to be prepared if you’re taking on a project as huge as building a house. There could be so many things that cause delays or unexpected expenses. So my tip would be to allow for extra time and money when planning. It would be a good idea not to sell your current house too soon.

Work with an Architect Who Gets You –

Getting it right when you’re decorating is pretty important, but you can always do it again if you’re not happy with the results. When it comes to building a house, you can’t start over if it’s not what you wanted. Just getting the design right before you begin can be a challenge. That’s why it’s important to work with an architecture company that can understand your vision. You need someone who will work with you to create something unique and you. Your architect should be able to make suggestions while taking your tastes into account.

Don’t Move In Until It’s Finished –

Having renovated houses in the past, I know how it can disrupt your life. Building a home can also keep you busy, especially if you’ve very involved in the build. However, there’s one thing that can make it worse, and that’s moving in too soon. You might be desperate to get into your new home, but there’s no need to rush. Once you move in, it could take even longer to complete everything. You’ll have to live with it, and anyone still working on it will have to work around you. The exception could be when you want to do all the decorating yourself. Everything else is complete and you just have cosmetic stuff to take care of. In that case, being closer to it all will save time. You won’t have to keep going back and forth to the new house.

Building a house is a huge project, and it could take a year or more to complete. However, it’s worth it to have a home that’s totally you.

Love, Charlotte x 
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