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Building your own home can be a life changing experience. Living inside a property that you designed is so rewarding, and you’re never going to find something that suits your needs quite like something you’ve made yourself. You get to make every decision on your own, and this can be a real blessing – however, it can also be a curse. Figuring out exactly how to build your own property when you have nothing more than a pot of money to burn can seem impossible, yet there are several simple steps that you can follow to turn your property dreams into a reality. So, if you would like to find out more about how you can start your self build journey, then read on to uncover some of the best tips and tricks that you can make the most of today!

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Find The Right Plot 

One of the most important features of your new home build is the plot on which you choose to create it. Opting for the wrong plot could cause you all manner of issues, so it’s important that you can make the right decision to lay the foundations of a positive build. There are likely many different plots on offer in your chosen area, including those which already have properties (in whatever condition), land ready for construction and farm land that will need considerable work. Figuring out which of these options best fits your needs doesn’t have to be difficult, as your budget, timescale and dream property type should be the three main influencing factors. If you want to build a large house with accompanying gardens and you have a big budget to shell out on your project, opting for farmland would be your best port of call. You will likely need to spend a hefty sum getting water, gas and electricity linked up to your property, but you’ll have the space you need to complete your aims. If you don’t have much cash to splash and you’d only like a small home, sourcing a run down property in a suburban area will likely be a lot cheaper than sourcing empty land, and it will already have the essentials you need to set up shop. Take other factors into consideration such as transport links, local schools if you have a family, and grocery stores and other amenities that you can rely on daily. 

Team With A Quality Developer 

Once you’ve secured the perfect plot for your new home, it’s time to team up with a quality developer. Having an expert custom home builder will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to complete your project to the very best standard, as attempting to take on your own project management and architecture will no doubt lead to a catastrophe. To find the right developer for you, take a look online and identify the highest rated options that have many positive reviews left by previous happy customers. Explore their past projects, requesting before and after shots to get an idea of the style and quality of their previous builds. Ensure that the developer and their team all have the relevant qualifications, as allowing under qualified staff to complete your build could be a health and safety disaster. Insurance should also be provided, so ask for further information about which cover your developer invests in to protect your project. 

Plan Every Detail 

From start to finish, you must make an effort to plan every detail. You should be thinking about interior design choices before the walls have even gone up in your home, as this could end up causing issues later down the line if you fail to make a good plan! Organization is key during a new home build, so it’s a good idea to invest in a thick notepad that you can utilize to jot down any important tasks and dates that you need to remember. If you don’t even know where to begin when it comes to planning then do not fret, as there are so many professional resources online that can guide you in the right direction. You can refer back to your plans at any time, and ticking off each task as you go can be a brilliant motivation.

It’s never been easier to build your own home when you can take the time to make the most of the brilliant steps that have been carefully described above. Begin by sourcing the ideal plot of land, then team up with a quality developer and plan every detail. 

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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