We all have a dream house. It’s beyond perfect and everything’s where you want to build. What’s more exciting is that there are some amazing custom home builders in Brampton that can bring your dream to life. It’s going to be a tough road ahead and your patience will be tested a thousand times. I’ve listed a few common mistakes home builders make and how you can avoid them while building a house in Brampton.
- Not doing enough research
- Adding unused room to the plan
- Poor space planning
- Poor heating, water, and air conditioning setup
- Not accounting the delays
Here are 5 mistakes you should avoid while building a house in Brampton:
1. Not doing enough research
Building a house in Brampton is an excruciatingly long and expensive process. You need to get everything right, so you don’t complain about poor ventilation or lack of natural light after moving in. Go online and research every single thing you can. What’s the style of windows you want, where you want to place them, what layout works best for your family’s needs, and more. Make a detailed wish list of every single part of your custom home.
2. Adding unused room to the plan
The idea of having a game room, mud room, plant room, and kids play room sounds lucrative but are they really needed? Unused rooms eventually become storage rooms and an extra hassle to clean. Instead you can focus on rooms that you really want. If you workout regularly, a gym room is a good idea to include. If you love outdoor living, build a good backyard where you can camp and build a fire pit to roast marshmallows.
3. Poor space planning
Home builders and architects won’t understand your family’s needs like you do. They might present you with ideas that look great on paper but not work well in real life. A good starting point would be to analyse your current home and make a list you’d like changed. For example, a larger garage for storing your kids’ bikes and other big toys. An extra counter in the kitchen for your coffee machine.
4. Poor heating, ventilation, and air conditioning setup
Brampton gets extreme weather. The summers are extremely hot and the winters are snowy and freezing. Hire a professional to plan your heating, ventilation and air conditioning setup. If not constructed properly, you’ll invite mould, water, and insects into the property structure.
5. Not accounting the delays
With labour shortage and supply chain issues, expect that there will be delays. Be on top of things. Go to the construction site and keep a track of what’s happening. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Building a house in Brampton is an exciting journey. It’s crucial to find a great location that meets all your needs. For example, close to your child’s school or clubs and your office.
I would love to help you secure land in your desired location. I am a Brampton local and real estate agent with experience in helping clients find land for custom homes. Please reach out to me for a free consultation.