The key to plan the building of your dream home is to have fun! Although it is important to be serious and careful with your work, you should still enjoy your project. If your current project gives you nothing but frustration, you should think about turning it over to professionals.
There are times in life when you lack inspiration and without planning, a serious mistake could have you living in a hotel for a while. It is very important to plan from the start, to avoid being disappointed when you see all the beautiful finishes but don't have the time to order something you really love, because the waiting period for delivery can be between 8-10 weeks.
If you want the building of your dream home to go well, the best thing to do is finalize every single decision before work starts. A good builder can talk you through the list of situations that might come up, although this is not what usually cause delays.
Even though it's inevitable that you'll change your mind about something on your project, know this: Every time you change your mind, the order will change, delaying delivery. Although the change may seem minor, there are always added costs - even if it's only the time spent discussing the change.
Be realistic and work with a credible designer, some projects require an architect, some an interior designer, and sometimes a talented builder will achieve your aesthetic goals and help you come up with a good plan.
Whatever you do, don't start your dream home without a detailed floor plan. A lot of different elements have to interact in a space - put them all on paper and you'll catch mistakes before they are made. You may be able to build a functional space without a plan, but if you want a functional and beautiful space, hire a professional.
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