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Have you ever paid attention to just how much work the average contractor can get done in a day? They seem to work at lightning speed, but it's not because they are cutting corners. It's because they are experts, and in many cases, they are experts with a lot of experience. You could install cabinets, lay flooring, or wire a light fixture pretty quickly, too, if you had done it 500 times before! Because we really admire both the speed and dexterity with which contractors are able to work, we decided to write more about this topic for readers like you. You'll find those articles here.


3 Tips To Ensure You Don't Have Regrets When Building Your Home

Building a home from the ground up gives you the opportunity to make your home exactly how you want it to be. However, it is still possible to make mistakes along the way that cause you to have regrets. If you've never been part of the process of building your own home, it will help to know the following tips so that you are completely satisfied in the end.

Know That Upgrades Will Cost More

When it comes to the things that are put into your home, know that the contractor is going to ensure that a base level of everything will be included. This ensures that you are not left without something essential that you have to pay more for, such as kitchen cabinets. However, upgrading those items to a better material will cost you extra. 

It's important that you look at what your upgrade options are to make sure that you are not forgetting an upgrade that you want to do. It will end up costing more money to do an upgrade later, even if it is something as simple as putting in nicer baseboards around your rooms, so you are better off doing it during construction.

Know The Total Cost Of Upgrades

Upgrades are categorized by either structural or design upgrades. You'll want to know the true cost of everything when you pick an upgrade because you want to know what both costs are whenever you make a change. 

A good example of this is if you were to install a walk-in shower in your bathroom. There may be a structural upgrade cost to just install the shower since it is changing the layout of the home and where the plumbing needs to go. However, there are also going to be design upgrade costs as well. The bigger shower may require more tile, a second showerhead, and a different type of door. By knowing what the total cost of an upgrade is before you decide on it, you won't have regrets afterward. 

Document The Construction Process

You'll want to take photos during the construction process to ensure that you are getting what you paid for. A common mistake that people make when building a home is not documenting each stage. For example, snap photos of the walls before they are covered with drywall. This will help you know where pipes and cables are hidden in case you need to open up a wall later on.

For more information about new home construction, contact a local custom home builder.