That’s the first word that comes to mind when you speak to people who have lived through the trauma of having their home built. Yes, it is ultimately a dream come true. Think about it: You get to move into the home of your dreams, the home you designed, the home you pictured for so very long. However, to get to that point, the point where you are kicking your legs up on that footstool as you laze in front of the stone fireplace, gazing out the sliding glass doors looking at the snow-covered ground and trees, you must endure the stress of having the home built. To do so, you should stay focus and understand the 3 ways to stay calm while building a new home for your family.
Here are 3 ways to stay calm while building a new home!
Get a Great Home Builder
That’s right, get a great home builder. This is the first step to ensuring you do not go through unneeded stress during the lengthy process. They will be in your life for a while, so choose wisely!
Be sure to get some background, references, and speak in-depth with the person you will be working with during the construction process.
Keep a Schedule
During the building process, you will need to make numerous selections and these selections must be made on a deadline in order to keep the construction on schedule. The last thing you want is to be the reason things start falling behind. So it is a good idea to have yourself a handy checklist to plan and organized your building project.
Make a spreadsheet that contains the selections, criteria, materials to choose from, and the deadlines. This can be made in accordance with the person running the show. The list will help to ensure you remain organized, helping to keep the stress to a minimum. Furthermore, being on schedule could keep you on or below budget with building cost of your home.
Speak Your Concerns Immediately
This is actually a big one, though it may not seem like it. The number one cause of stress during a new home build, is worry over whether things are being done properly and to your satisfaction. If you see someone cutting an arch where you did not want one, speak out on the spot. Ask why this is being done – but be polite!
Never be rude or overbearing to those building your dream home. You must always keep in mind that you are on the same side. A mistake could have been made which can be fixed, or you could be the one making the mistake. Just be polite and be sure to speak up on the spot.
So there you have it, 3 ways to stay calm while building your new home. Enjoy the process!