- Having a building plan
Planning is always the first step in starting your ground up construction project. What will you construct if you don’t have a plan anyway? Make sure you have a rough idea of what you want and if possible, have a sketch of what you want.
- What is your budget?
Once the building plan is in place, how much do you expect to spend? You do not want to overspend at any cost. Moreover, you need to understand how heavy your wallet is and what you can manage. So ensure you have set a limit to your budget and have the funds to support your building plan.
- Cost and availability of materials
It is important to have all the numbers at the table. For each and every building material, assign cost and ensure it matches with your budget. Also ensure that each of the materials necessary for enhancing the construction of your ground up project has been assigned a value. Finally, make sure that you can easily access the materials on time for the project.
- The size of the project and layout
Knowing the size of the project is a key determinant in setting a deadline and hiring the right people for the job. In terms of layout, ensure you have a rough picture of where you would want the bedrooms, the kitchen, living room, bathrooms and toilets to be located. You should also have a picture of the design you’d like your project to embed.
- Hiring the right people
With the crucial parts taken care of, it’s time to hire your team of professional builders and constructors. Since you will be in constant contact with them, you need to hire people you will work well with and understand your needs. Ensure that the team is reliable and you can depend on it to get the job done.
- Have a timeline
With the team of builders and constructors in place, how long would you expect them to be done with the entire project? As a requirement in hiring the right people, it is important to know whether they have the agility and heart to comply with the deadlines. Once you have identified the timeline for your project, see to it that every day, you can avail yourself to the site so as to check on progress.
- Hiring an interior designer
As much as you know what you want for your project, you should consider seeking professional help from an interior designer. There are a lot of decisions that need to be made with respect to the style, color and feel you are going for. However, implementing them can be a tough task. So in your planning, ensure to include an interior designer.
- Communication with hired professionals
Communication is the key to success. Therefore, it is necessary to keep in touch with your team of builders, constructors and interior design. It will help in keeping track of the project’s progress and be at peace knowing that everything is going on according to plan.
- Are you willing to listen?
Your professional team has been onto construction, so they know what is good and bad for your project. Don’t close yourself to your thoughts alone and listen to what they have to offer and if you are in agreement, let them work as they see befitting. However, they shouldn’t veer from the initial plan and all they can do is just making some adjustments here and there.
- Can you stick with the initial plan?
Throughout the project, there are plenty of diversions that will occur in the project’s lifeline. It is not a bad thing since it creates room for improvement and ensuring that the final outcome is satisfactory. Mistakes are bound to happen and you should be careful about them; however, don’t lose sight of the initial plan.