Many people who have built a new home will tell you that the experience can be quite stressful. With the large number of decisions to be made and tasks that need to be accomplished, building a home can create tension, especially with your spouse or partner. Luckily, if you choose to build a home with Timberpeg our talented staff and Independent Representatives will help to eliminate as much stress as possible from the building process. Here are some tips for ensuring that your build process is as smooth as possible.
Agree on a Budget
A budget is one of the first items that you need to decide on, and often you and your partner will have different ideas on what constitutes a reasonable budget. This is often also the most contentious disagreement in the whole building process. To keep your stress down, agree to a budget and stick to it. Since it becomes more expensive to make changes to a house as the build process proceeds, having a firm budget at the start of the project also helps save you money.
Agree on Priorities
When building a new house, we oftentimes first consider all the new exciting spaces that the home can have. However, concentrating on the most used areas of the home is your best strategy. Since you sleep almost a third of the day, prioritizing a restful bedroom is a good move. If someone works from home, then an inviting and functional office space may also be a high requirement. Once the needs of all family members are taken care of, you can move on to the wants.
Use Separate Spaces
When you are designing rooms that all family members will use, you should certainly solicit everyone’s input. Surely, both you and your spouse will have ideas that will make the kitchen or bathroom function better and look better for you. That said, don’t be afraid of designing separate spaces. Even in the best relationships, people need time to be alone and pursue their own interests. These rooms don’t have to be elaborate or large, but private spaces for offices, arts and crafts, “man caves” or the like can be a great idea.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
When building the home you will be called on to make many major decisions, but our great network of Independent Representatives and builders will help guide you through the process. For example, while you will want to choose a tile you like for the bathroom, there is no reason for you to spend hours considering which type of grout makes the most sense. You have hired competent people to help advise you on building your home, and they are more than willing to help.
While you cannot eliminate all the stress from building a home, working with the right people helps. Timberpeg has been delivering timber frame “housing solutions” for over 40 years because our helpful staff knows how to build your dream home with as little stress as possible. If you’re looking for a low-stress timber frame home, please contact Timberpeg today.