Whether you’ve decided to build a home from scratch or you have some extension work that you want doing to it, starting any kind of building project is a pretty serious undertaking. It’s often the kind of thing that many people wish they could do but they don’t really know how to get started or what it would really involve. After all, it’s often such a large project that even getting started on the planning stages can seem rather overwhelming. However, it’s not nearly as impossible as it might seem. Oh sure, it’s definitely going to be a challenge, and you’d better be ready for your fair share of frustrations now and then, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth doing. To help you avoid too much difficulty, here are a few things that you need to think about when planning a home building project.


Time One of the most common mistakes that a lot of people make when they start any kind of ambitious project, whether it’s a DIY project or something involving professional contractors, is that they seriously underestimate just how long it’s going to take. After all, if you’re trying to do something as ambitious as building a home or even just creating an extension, it’s going to take a pretty long time. Not only that but they make the mistake of only over thinking about the best case scenario when it comes to their time frame. It’s important to remember that there are always things that can go wrong in any project. Whether it’s accidents, weather problems, or simply incorrect scheduling, there’s no chance that a job is always going to run 100% smoothly. Because of that, it’s always best to overestimate how long a project is going to take. 

Materials The materials in your project should always be one of the first things that you think about. After all, the type of project that you’re doing is going to have a huge impact on the kind of materials that you need. An extension to your home will probably require the same kinds of brickwork and materials that your existing home has, while something like a storage shed might require some Armstrong Steel Building kits. Think carefully about what the final goal of your project is in order to figure out the right materials for you.


Money Of course, there’s one thing that’s going to impact your project more than just about anything else, and that’s money. If you don’t have a clear budget in mind right from the start, then you’re going to end up in some serious trouble. If you don’t know how much you want to spend, then the price of the project is just going to keep spinning further and further out of control. If you know exactly what you have to work with from the very beginning, then you’re always going to be in a position where you can pick and choose where you’re spending your money as carefully as possible.

Mitch Carvalho

Hi, Mommy Mitch here, a full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger in my spare time. I’m a BBMomma Influencer, too. I’m 44 and proud. Mom of 2 girls and 1 boy, Derelle, Erchelle, and Elric. I am happy to share my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my husband works miles away from home.