Top Ten Time Saving Tips (When Building A Home)

16.09.19 05:34 PM By Luke Davies

Building a new home doesn't have to be time consuming. Here are ten top time saving tips.

Building a home is an exciting time but there’s a lot to think about, here are ten top time saving tips to take the stress out of building your new home meaning you’ll have the keys sooner rather than later.

1. DESIGN INFORMATION

When you first start to consider whether a new home might be on the cards, start to gather design inspiration (both interior and exterior). Sites like Pinterest and Instagram are great for mood boarding ideas and you’ll soon see a common theme emerging.

2. NAIL YOUR PAPERWORK

Sometimes the lengthiest part of a build can be right at the beginning, with titling of land a potentially lengthy process. When you’re choosing the location of your new home, it’s important to consider whether the land is ready to be built on right away, or whether it needs to be prepped before the build can start.

3. LIST YOUR MUST HAVES

Knowing what you want from your home will make the design and build process much speedier. Having a clear cut idea of how many bedrooms, bathrooms and how you’d like the house to flow will reduce the time it takes to go back and forth finalising the design.


4. LIST YOUR BIG NO'S

Just like knowing what you do want, being just as sure about what you don’t want is equally important! Make sure there is open communication with your builder and/or architect around your non-negotiables..


5. THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFESTYLE

There are a lot of houses that look great, but will they work for your lifestyle? This is one of the most important considerations to make to avoid changing design decisions part way through the build which adds extra time and budget.

6. COMMUNICATION

Making sure you have open and honest two way communication with your builder is super important. The better you’re able to communicate, the quicker and smoother things will be done. 

7. KNOW YOUR FINISHES

When it comes to interior and exterior finishes, you want it to look great but also stand the test of time. Keeping consistency throughout your home will mean that most materials can be sourced and ordered all at once, which means less time waiting for items to arrive.

8. ORDERING ITEMS

Ordering time frames can have one of the biggest effects on the overall build time. The earlier you can make decisions on big ticket items like windows will save time in the long run. This is where your design inspiration comes into play!

9. TIME OF YEAR

The seasons can have a big impact on the overall time it takes to complete a new home, especially in the early stages. A rainy day here or there can mean work needs to put off which can add to the overall time it takes to complete. Try and plan to kick off in the the spring or summer if possible.
        

10. DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO REALITY TV SHOWS

Are you a big fan of shows like The Block? While they can be great for design inspiration, don’t pay attention to their time frames, they’re a far cry from the real building world!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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