Buying a house is undoubtedly a milestone in everyone’s life. It’s one of those rare occasions that fills you with a sense of accomplishment. Yet, there’s something even more special about building your dream house. The sheer joy of seeing your home take shape in front of you – and exactly the way you want it – is unmatched. Having said that, constructing a house is no cakewalk. Along with fixing the budget and finding the right team of workers, it’s extremely important to be well-informed about every aspect – right from design to decor. If you plan to build your house, here are a few do’s and don’ts that you should remember.
Set A Budget
A budget for any plan helps you sail through the process easily. Noting down each of your requirements and planning accordingly is practical, and it will also prove to be more cost-effective in the long run. The chances of exceeding the budget while getting a house constructed are really high. For example, if you had planned to use vitrified floor tiles initially, it’s not advisable to suddenly replace them with Italian marble. However, some factors might be external, like fluctuating market rates of materials or labour charges. You can mitigate the impact of such expenditure overshoots by fixing a budget with a comfortable margin and sticking to it. Don’t deviate, don’t overspend. If you know someone who has already constructed a house, talk with them.
Pick The Right Location
You might be planning to build an exquisitely designed house, but which location could be the best? Come to think of it, everything in a house can be altered except its location. Yes, location is the most decisive factor when constructing a house. So, choose it carefully.
An ideal location is one that enjoys good connectivity and top-notch social infrastructure, like educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and entertainment hubs. Proximity to the workplace is another important consideration. Paying attention to the lay of the land is crucial – an area prone to waterlogging during monsoons and water scarcity during summers is best avoided. Also, everybody loves to have optimum sunlight and air circulation. Ensure the location is right with an abundance of these factors, and it eases your construction workflow.
Designed To Perfection
What’s the first thing that you notice about a house? Is it the entry gate or the beautiful facade that catches your attention? The design, right? There’s much more to design than visual attraction. To start with, the design of a house should align with its location – there should be an effortless harmony between the two. For example, if you are constructing a house on low-lying land, a good elevation will reduce flood-related risks and enhance aesthetic appeal. It’s also important to prioritise the needs of each family member, especially the elderly and children. The positioning of doors and windows should be such that it allows sunlight to brighten up the interiors of your home. Also, many people apply Vaastu principles in their homes these days. If you believe in it, design your house in a Vaastu-compliant manner. A common mistake is the wastage of space. Optimum utilisation of every inch will prevent your budget from overshooting and also give you a compact, cozy home.
Choose Eco-Friendly Materials
The materials you choose for construction will impact everything from budget and aesthetics to the environment. Hence, it requires a lot of detailed planning. We live in times when sustainability is a necessity, not an option. So, it’s the need of the hour to choose eco-friendly materials. For example, many reputed and socially responsible developers mix fly ash with cement – an effective step that reduces concrete’s carbon footprint and increases its strength. Along with sustainability, focusing on the easy availability, affordability and durability of materials is also crucial. Opt for reputed brands that offer good warranties and guarantees.
Backyard Or Front Yard?
Which is better, a front yard or a backyard? This could be a debatable topic, and personal choice should drive the decision. A front yard can be the highlight of your property. With beautiful gardens and landscaping, you can make it the cynosure of all eyes. You can also build a fascinating fountain or place a handcrafted swing, stunning sculptures and some painted pottery. A well-designed front yard can attract much attention – and envy – towards your home. But the backyard is more utilitarian. It’s that private haven where you can grow a vegetable garden and take pride in the ‘harvest’. A backyard is ideal for barbeque counters and play areas, where you can enjoy unadulterated moments of fun and togetherness. So, which one have you chosen?
Select A Good Team
For your plans to bear fruit, it’s imperative that you hire the right team. From engineers to labourers, choose experienced and honest collaborators. They will give you the right advice and present you with the best options in every scenario. When picking a team, make sure your views are in sync and there is mutual respect and understanding. Clear communication is also crucial. This will help avoid unnecessary clashes and errors.
Give Shape To Your Dreams
Building your own home is an achievable dream, even in crowded Metros like Chennai and Bengaluru. Purva Land offers premium plotted developments located in well-connected and well-developed areas in both cities. While there are plots for sale in Devanahalli and Whitefield in Bengaluru, in Chennai, there are plots in Thirumazhisai. All these gated communities promise exceptional amenities and exclusive living. So, take that leap of faith and breathe life into your dreams. All you need to do is remember these basic do’s and don’ts; there’s no stopping you then!