DIY Dreams: Could Building A House Be The Perfect Choice For You?

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Hello darlings!

Have you trawled the Internet for months trying to find a house that lives up to your idea of perfection? Have you been to look at several properties only to find that they fall short? Are you struggling to find anything affordable in your chosen location? If so, you may wish to consider buying some land and building your own home. If you didn’t think it was possible to find your dream home, this could be the perfect option for you.





Budgeting for your project
Building your own house can save you a fortune, but it’s essential to get to grips with the numbers from day one. When you’re buying a house, it’s relatively simple to work out how much it’s going to cost you to complete the purchase. You need to add the agreed price to additional fees and then factor in renovation or redecoration costs. With a building project, you’ll need to consider the price of the land, fees, and the total cost of the building work. You’ll also need to add in the cost of designing the interior. Every project is different, so you’ll need to bear your budget in mind when you’re viewing plots of land, and get a set of quotes for every property on your short list.

What does a building project actually involve?
If you’re a fan of TV makeover shows, you may think that building a house is a relatively quick and simple means of making your dream home a reality. What they often don’t show you on TV are those days when the roof can’t be fitted because it’s pouring down with rain or the time when the wrong windows are delivered. It’s very rare for a project to run smoothly with no hiccups along the way. However, if you plan every detail in advance, and you’re around to make sure that everything is running like clockwork, there’s no reason why you can recreate the successful projects you see on the small screen. It is useful to have a realistic idea of what is involved. The building firms you choose will be able to give you an accurate projection of the time frame you’re looking at, and you should be prepared to hit a few hurdles along the way.

Mucking in
If you’re a fan of DIY, you’ve got some spare time, and you’re desperate to get involved in the build, you can save yourself time and money by mucking in and helping out. You may not be able to do everything, but there are lots of jobs you can help out with, such as clearing the site and painting walls once you’re ready to decorate. You can ask the site manager to recommend a circular saw or hire some tools and work through a list of jobs that are suitable for amateurs. There may be long, hard days ahead, but all the blood, sweat, and tears will be worthwhile when your ideal home is finished.


If you can’t find your dream home on the market, why not consider building your own house? The process may take longer, and it may be hard work, but at the end, you’ll have a perfect place to call home.


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28 comments

  1. One of the advantages is that you have the right choice to your home design, even though the process may be long but it will help save a fortune.

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    1. Yes, it's going to be tailored to your likes and needs!

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  2. I've heard building a house can be the way to go if you're specific about what you want. We aren't that picky so we just bought an already built house. We'll make changes down the line.

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    1. That's a great way to tailor a house to your needs too. Here houses are more expensive to buy than to build.

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  3. I've always said if the opportunity arose I would 100% build my own home!

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  4. This is definitely a long-term dream for us. We just need to get through this medical school bit first :)

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    1. Wow best of luck with medical school!!!!

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  5. Would be nice to build my own home and tailor it to my own likes and needs. Would be the perfect house. :)

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  6. I wish I could build my dream home. I'm sure it takes a lot of attention to detail. However, it would be so worth it.

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    1. Yes you need to plan first and then act but it is totally worth it!

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  7. I'm yet to get my dream house as soon as we tap the perfect location for rest life:). I'm sure its such a touchy moment in our lives, to do the work, get the interiors done & the first night in our build house..would give so much satisfaction!

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    1. It's a feeling everyone should experience! Total bliss!

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  8. I'm actually about 2 months from moving in to the home we're currently building (I'M SO EXCITED!). I honestly couldn't recommend building more. You get exactly what you want. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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    1. Oh I got excited for you too! Best of luck and have lots of fun!

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  9. I don't think I would have all of the ideas down about homes that would make me secure in trying to design my own home. But that's ok.

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    1. That's ok there are professionals who can help out!

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  10. It would be totally awesome to buy my own land and build a dream home to retire to in like 60 years time lol 😂

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    1. lol if you really want to you can make it!

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  11. Too much work I am afraid .I am okay with trying home decor and small renovations .But not the entire thing !Safety and security of construction I feel needs the work done by a professional or someone with a lot of time and money !

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    1. I totally agree on matters of safety and security!

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  12. My dad built his own house, and I love that he was able to decide little things like where to put electic outlets! You'd be surprised at what a difference the little details make.

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    1. We did too and I totally get that about details!

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  13. I can't imagine the feeling of walking in a house you design. It must be a dream come true! Definitely a bucket list!

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    1. Yes it a dream come true after much hard work!

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  14. I am a banker and I deal with this on a daily basis. I must say, building a house is like dream come true. But it is not easy and it is not for everyone. Those who can do it, can have real fun because new house is always fun.

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