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The Grass Is Greener: The Benefits Of Building Your Own Home

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When it comes to relationships, we often hear the saying ‘The grass isn’t always greener.’ And while this certainly can be true when it comes to our personal lives, with the goal of living in our dream home, it’s just not the case! Are you’re unhappy with the house you live in? Be it the size, location or style… With the right savings in place, investing in land where you can build your dream home, could be a viable option.  

Pros And Cons

The pros of buying an existing home are of course convenience and cost. If you fall in love with a property, you can usually be in a new home within six weeks. However, a major con is that it most probably isn’t your dream home. And we’re not just talking white picket fence, a chocolate Labrador, and indoor swimming pool. Lots of people who take a keen interested in design have visions of what their ideal home will look like. And if you have worked hard and have savings in place, there is no reason that with a lot of hard graft, you can’t realize that dream. The cons of buying an existing home are that renovations and repair can start adding up when you don’t know what came before. Whereas the advantage of building your own home is that you are in control from the get-go. Not only that, but you are also laying the foundations of a sentimental build that can be passed down for generations to come. The emotional fulfillment that comes from building your home can be immense. And it also means you can get the high-spec that you crave. The downsides are time, inconvenience and cost. But if you have a solid financial situation the pros undoubtedly outweigh the cons.

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How To Get Started

Choosing to build your home can be a daunting experience. Companies such as McColloughHomes can take a lot of the stress out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Using construction services that have a long history in building homes means you’ll get professional expertise. And you’ll also be privy to fantastic resources that will make all the difference. When budgeting, you may feel like the expenses are soaring. But self-building a home is one of the areas where going bespoke will actually save you money in the long run. To get started, you first need to decide how much time and control you want to invest in the build. Some people choose to be there from the pouring in of the concrete and laying of the bricks to the end-result of designing the interior. Others choose to hand over a lot of the project management. Do what works for you time and skills wise. And remember that not all self-builds have to be super luxurious state-of-the-art designs. Many can just be your perfect regular family home that incorporates all the plush ideas you always dreamed of. To get started consult companies that solely work in self-builds and also do research into construction and project management. This way you can see which option works best for you.

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The End-Result Advantages

What are the end-result advantages of building your own home? Your property will have been built in a bespoke manner that has been completely customized to your wants and visions. You can also take advantage of new gadgetry and energy saving appliances from the get-go. And there will be no hidden repairs or renovations that crop up a year into living in your new home. You will also be able to choose everything exactly as you want it, from the best windows to the most functional office space, and even play rooms, a sauna or perhaps a gym. And with everything brand new you won’t have to worry about servicing anything for the first three years. Building a home can seem daunting and stressful. But with the end-result being a home completely bespoke to your family, it might just be worth the effort.

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