There is a lot to think about when you’re renovating a home. You need to make many decisions, starting with what contractor to use and how much money you want to spend. It helps if you have a clear vision for how you want your home to look when you’re done. If you’re not sure what it is that you want yet, take some time to look through my blog. I’ll discuss everything from home additions to flooring materials to appliances and fixtures. These articles will help you get a sense of the possibilities for your home renovation, and help you narrow down your options. Eventually, you’ll decide on the renovations that are right for you.
Now that you are ready to build a home on your raw land, it's important to take a few steps first that will help ensure that you're building in the right location. Here are three things you should do before you start your building project:
Hire a Land Surveyor
One of the first things you should do before building anything (let alone a home) on your land, it's important to have it surveyed by a professional so you know exactly where the property lines are so nothing is built too close to them. By getting your land surveyed, you'll also find out where any easements and right-of-way designations are if any, which will help ensure that you don't end up living in the middle of a road that your neighbors have to drive on to get to their homes or backyards. Power, phone, and water lines are typically included in land surveys, so you can be sure that you don't build anything over lines that may need to be replaced or upgraded at a later time.
Get to Know the Neighbors
You should also get to know your neighbors a little before you start building to be sure that you don't build too close to anything on their property that may annoy you or become inconvenient as time goes on. Stop by to say hello to each neighbor so you can get to know their personalities. Spend some time barbecuing or picnicking on your property while the neighbors are home to see how loud they get throughout the day and how many noisy animals they have around. The more you know about the neighbors, the easier it will be to build your home in a place where you won't bug the neighbors and they won't bug you.
Design Your Landscape
Before building your house or any other structures on your property, consider designing your landscape. Decide which types of trees you'd like to plant and where you want to plant them, and determine where you'll plant shrubs and a food garden. You should also figure out whether you want to install fencing and if so, in what areas. Building your home around your landscape design instead of the other way around will increase the chance that you'll spend more time outside once you move in because the yard will have been customized to your specific needs and wants.
The use of these techniques should make it easy for you to build a comfortable home in the perfect location on your raw land.
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