Planning to build your dream abode? Note these tips to save money

The plan and the elevation should be drawn by giving importance to amenities and ease of maintenance. Representative Image:Artazum/

Building a house of one’s own is the dream of every common man. However, if not done properly, the construction of your dream abode could be something that shatters your dreams. So, here are seven tips that could help you build your home without burning a hole in your pocket.

» It is a good idea to observe other houses as a reference before constructing your house. However, for this, you should visit houses that are at least four or five years old. Only then can you understand the mistakes and blunders that had happened due to faulty construction. Meanwhile, you could refer to new houses for the latest designs. But, it wouldn’t be possible to analyse the durability of such features.

» More than the look, give importance to facilities and ease of maintenance. The novelty of the designs would begin to diminish within the first six months. However, facilities and maintenance are something that would stay forever.

» The requirements of the family should determine the size of the house. You could always extend or add new spaces whenever required. The common areas should be open by avoiding walls between spaces. This ensures excellent ventilation and makes the interiors look spacious.

» There is no point in building all the features at once. You could do this in stages to add unique and refreshing looks to the house, at intervals. Moreover, this would allow you time to ensure the quality of works.

» The plan and the elevation should be drawn by giving importance to amenities and ease of maintenance rather than falling prey to superstitions. Relying on such superstitions could put a hole in your pocket and could ruin your peace of mind in the long run.

» It is wiser to avail loans or other debts only if it is essential. Huge loans or unaffordable debts could ruin your peace and prevent you from enjoying a comfortable life. Build a house that is good enough for you to live comfortably; else you will have to spend your entire life just toiling hard to pay back the debts.

» It is better to build a house that makes us, and not others, happy. The familial bonds and the love between those who live in the house is what fills it with positive energy. So, try to lead a happy and contended life in the abode that your have.

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