Your project home is your pet project, but right now it exists only in your mind. This means that you have yet to start building it. If you have set your mind to building your project home, you can’t just dive straight into constructing or renovating it. You need a plan. Here’s what you need to do before you start on it:

ü  The Design and Planning Phase of Project Home

Don’t overcomplicate things, but keep them simple. Finalize the design of your home. If you make changes to your design and materials while the project is ongoing, it will increase your costs. Which will, in turn, have the risk of going over budget. On this note, you should also develop a budget to follow beforehand, so you know what you are working with.

ü  Build Your Home Yourself or Hire a Project Manager

Do you plan to renovate your home yourself or plan to hire a project manager? You can renovate your home yourself, but it will take time if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you don’t know how to go about it, it will take you longer to finish your home. Therefore, consider hiring a project manager to streamline the process and complete it as per your requirements. It will also ensure the timely completion of your home.

ü  Analyze the Site of your Home

If you have hired a project manager to help you build your home, you need to perform a SWOT analysis with them. A SWOT analysis includes strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Some of the things to consider when performing a SWOT analysis include climate responsive design, solar access, orientation, views, site survey, services such as power, phone, water, sewer, gas, etc. and more.

ü  The Materials You Need to Buy  for Project Home

You should have an idea of the type of materials you need to get for building your home. For instance, you might need to get hot water systems, roof tiles, heating and cooling systems, weatherboards, wiring, plumbing, etc. Cosmetic elements for the bathroom, kitchen, or another room of the house include tiling, wardrobes, fencing, landscaping, storage, etc.

ü  The Sequence of Work You Need to Follow for Project Home

Project Home: What to Do Before You Start

The sequence of work you need to follow includes layout, clear space, wiring, walls and ceilings, doors and windows, cabinets, bench sink and taps, pain and splashback, flooring, appliances and lighting, and cabinet doors. Homeowners who have hired a project manager to help them build their homes will not have to worry about what sequence of work to follow. Their project manager will guide them by following a step-by-step process to build their home.

If you have plans to build your home or make additions to it, keep these things in mind before you start work on your project home.

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