1) Create a list of rooms.
Architects use the term “Program” to define what goes into your house. This term indicates the
types of rooms and their numbers you want in your house. So before you start, always make a
list of the rooms you want. And a short tip for this is to always make decisions about this by
thinking about the future. So that you don’t have to pay extra money after few years and change
It is the most important thing that people miss out before starting the construction.
Always think about your budget which includes Construction costs(Materials, Labor, Contractor,
appliances etc.), Engineering costs, Government fees etc.
And the best way to do it is to add 15-20% of additional costs in the budget to keep things in
control in spite of surprises.
3) How big will your house be?
The size of your house has to be balanced with your program and your budget. Your architect
can play a big role in this. Always try to create a plan where you can fulfill the maximum of your
needs within your budget.
4) Hire a good team for your new house
Always remember when you’re choosing a team(Engineers, Architects, Contractors) for your
dream house. You’re giving your dream in the hand of that team. So always try to choose a
team whom you can trust the most. Don’t try to save money in that case. Always remember a
good team will take some more money for a reason. And that reason is they will fulfill your
dream in the best possible way.
Always try to look for sustainability(choosing good materials, piling etc) when you are building
your house. If you don’t focus on sustainability then it will cost you a huge amount of money and
energy in the long run. It may cost a little bit at the start. But you’ll feel it’s pleasure after few