Home is where your heart is. Owning your own house is a consolation not to mention a win in one’s life. Even though some prefer to buy a house, most want to have a house which fits their needs and wants, hence designed by them. This is mainly because there are many interests of different individuals. One may want a lounge to paint while another prefer a swimming pool or a garden to grow flowers.
Adding extra parts to a house
A house would normally consist of living room, bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and perhaps a verandah and a garage. Adding extra parts to a house is not uncommon; however this should be dome after discussing with the architect. Even if we are not aware, some rooms or additions you want, may have special requirements. Some may affect other amenities. For example, if you want a swimming pool or a pond- any type of water work- and a library, it may affect the humidity in the place. Books don’t like humidity a lot. So if you are having both these items, like I would love to, make sure you buy dehumidifier to prevent any moisture damage to the books.
Financing the project
It does give a certain solace to live in a place which is built exactly as you want. However financial feasibility of this also has to be taken in to account. If you spent most of your savings or go for a serious debt sacrificing the house itself as collateral or something similar, it can be a threat to your future. We do not what the future holds; if, by any chance, you are stuck financially in the time to come, and you already have loan payments to do each month, it could put you in a difficult situation. Especially if the house is collateral, it could end in you sacrificing the house to the bank or the financial institution, which destroys the ultimate objective itself.
Maintenance of the place
Once you are done with the design and building of the house, comes the hardest part; properly maintaining it. It is not easy to clean and dust everything every day. You must consider all these points when at first you think of designing a house of your own ideas. Maintenance is not limited to sweeping and vacuuming. If you have installed any electrical equipment such as air conditioners, humidifier Australia, water recycler etc. all those must be taken care of as well. The best thing is to make a budget and commit to a monthly amount of maintenance. You can also reduce electricity usage as much as possible by turning the TV off after watching rather than putting it to sleep, ironing all the clothes at once, using a solar power system etc. Designing the house you live, by yourself must be done after consulting the right professionals. If not, instead of being a consolation it can be a lifelong distress.