The process of building a house

Part of the American dream is to own your own home. And what is the best kind of home to own, one that is just okay, or one personalized just for you? Many of us have lived in a house in which we dealt with things we didn’t like about it. If we had the chance to build our own home to how we want it, wouldn’t that be much better?

I use the word ‘building’ loosely because I am not referring to you personally going out there and swinging a hammer. But you are very much a part of the building process, you make the decisions of what it will look like, the shape, and what goes in it. You even choose the contractor to build it for you. You are an integral part of the building process of a home, because after all, it’s for you.

The process of building a house can be overwhelming at every stage. It’s a huge financial commitment, there is a large amount of trust required, and there are countless decisions to make. It has been said that there are over 30,000 components to building a house, and it’s not getting any shorter. New codes and requirements are constantly adding additional components.

But, and this is a big ‘but’ that will help you with the stress of all of this, you don’t have to know all of those 30,000 components. It’s part of why you hire the right contractor to build your home. Contractors specialize in the field of construction and know the ins and outs of it. In reality, you only need to worry about a fraction of a percent of that number.

No matter who your contractor is, there will always be a degree of stress because there are still a lot of choices for everything about your house. But the right contractor will help with that stress and help you make the right decisions for your home.

The goal of this blog is to help homeowners, like you, with understanding just exactly how many decisions there are to be made.