What You Should Know when Building a New Home

Southlands homes

Building a new home can feel as daunting as it is exciting. Before you get started on your major project, here are some things you should know to help you with the process.

Land, Permits, Building and More

               Building a new home should start with finding a land, choosing a builder and applying for a home loan. Signing advantageous and well-written contracts should make up the next step along with supervising the build and paying attention to detail. After acquiring the appropriate permits, the land has to be prepared for the pouring of the foundation. Framing and setting up the plumbing and the electrical must, then, be done with great care. Lastly, adding insulation and drywall has to be as cost-efficient as possible in order to save money for interior and exterior finishes. 

Interior Design

            The last step is choosing a home design. There are many options for new Southlands homes, but the main one is creating multifunctional spaces because living with less and downsizing are the future. Multifunctional creative spaces can be part office living rooms or office-workout rooms. They are highly practical and very stylish.

            Curved furnishings are also very trendy in 2022. Arched cabinets, curved corners and sofas or softening and wavy lines of furnishing are increasingly popular. White oak is the top choice for this type of furniture, but any other type of wood can get the job done.

            Since the beginning of the pandemic, homework rooms are being installed into new houses. Full classroom settings at home are meant to compensate for the lack of normalcy in terms of school attendance. Private spaces for pupils can include smart boards and multiple plug-in outlets for their smartphones, laptops and tablets. For college students, such spaces can, instead, become mini offices. They can also be embellished by 3D art. Flat walls can be replaced with art that pops out of the wallpaper. Such art can be configured in various ways due to 2022 innovation in home design.

            The year 2022 is also marked by a return to tradition in terms of interior design. This includes: classic dining tables, antique styles, detailed pieces of furniture, historic items, natural materials, organic fabrics and the dominant use of linens, marble and real wood. 

Cost-Saving Measures

            In terms of cost-saving measures, the cheapest type of house to build is the one with a simple and concise layout and a customizable construction plan that can fit any budget. Ranch homes and single-story structures with attached garages are very popular nowadays due to low costs. But, ultimately, it is up to the owner to spend and plan according to their wishes. However, in 2022, construction loans are considered high risk and strong credit is required depending on the cost of the land, which is why opting for the cheapest options may be the best choice.

The Timeframe of Construction

            It can take up to seven months or even more to build a house from start to finish. This does not include the time required for the architect to draw up plans which, usually, takes three months on average. Getting the project authorized may, sometimes, be delayed by circumstances beyond anyone’s control, which is why it is wise to plan for a year-long construction that requires a lot of patience and resilience.