Landowners who just bought a vacant property will be very excited at the prospect of starting their home construction project. While buying a readymade home is great, there is something special about starting a project from the ground up. Every aspect of the home will be to your liking. But these projects are also the ones that can create the most issues. Here are a few construction tips for new home projects that should help you with your upcoming plans.
- If In Doubt, Go Smaller
The biggest factor on the budget of a new home construction project is the size of the home. It is no surprise that larger homes end up costing a lot more money, because most projects have a “per square foot” price tag.
Homeowners who are debating two different square footages for their home project should always go for the smaller option. It is tempting to build a bigger house, assuming the family will grow into it. But do you need that much space? Or will you end up with one or two rooms that are never used?
- Hire the Best Contractor
It is amazing how much difference a great contractor can make to a home construction project. Hiring a top contractor is the difference between a messy project and one that runs like clockwork. Do your homework, research the top contractors in the area and do not rush into a decision.
- Consider Energy Efficiency
Depending on where you live, energy costs are a big expense during the year. Most of Canada gets very cold during the winter, while some areas do have a couple months of summer where it gets warm.
Speak with your contractor and ensure that energy efficiency is a top priority. The roofing, siding, walls and windows should all be purchased and constructed with energy efficiency in mind. It may cost a bit more during construction, but you will see tremendous savings over the years.