Building a home is a dream for most people. The opportunity to create their dream house from scratch is something a lot of people spend their entire life working for. If you have reached the stage where you are now able to start the process of building your home, there is a lot of careful planning and preparation that lies ahead. To ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible, read on to discover some helpful tips.
Estimating the full cost – There is only one place to begin, and this is with the financial side of things. With Graben Homes you will often be given a stipulated sum for the cost of building your home. There will be no surprise hidden costs that you won’t know about ahead of time when possible.
Adding rooms that are going to be utilized – It can be easy to get carried away when building your dream home. You want to add all of the things you never had. This includes multipurpose rooms, game rooms, playrooms, home offices, and so on. This sounds good in principle. But, ask yourself, are you really going to use these rooms? Why are you adding a gym if you have never been to the gym in your life and you’re someone who prefers the outdoors? Don’t add rooms for the sake of it. You’re only costing yourself more money and giving yourself more stress. With Graben Construction you will put your money where it’s needed most in a home plan fit just for you.
Good space planning – The third tip is good space planning. Unless you intend to build a very big home, space planning and design are vital. You need to make sure you have ample storage; otherwise you will soon feel like you have outgrown the home you spent so long building. Take the time to carefully assess your plans, think about what you really need, and determine where everything is going to go. Yes, an oversized walk-in wardrobe sounds amazing, but is this going to sacrifice more important storage space?
Types of building materials and more – The options include wood frame, concrete block and ICF methods. The strongest being the ICF (insulated concrete form) method which is able to withstand strong hurricane force winds while adding thick insulated walls. ICF systems save homeowners an average of 50-80% on heating and cooling costs and can sustain winds up to 200 mph. ICF thick walls come in 6” and up to 13” width sizes and also reduce the chances of allergens, dust and mold indoor home. A Geothermal system is also a good option as it is a renewable source of energy because heat is produced inside the earth and is continual. Geothermal heating uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground and passes this through a traditional duct system which can heat water, buildings and can generate electricity. Another good option to consider is solar power. The team at Graben Homes can help you to decide which is best for you.
You can make good decisions like those mentioned above by choosing Graben Construction to guide you through this process and give yourself the best chance of achieving your dream property in the most efficient manner.