Building new means building your lifestyle vision. Instead of walls separating dining and kitchen zones, open-plan concepts bring space for family time. Include elements like floor-to-ceiling windows that bring natural light inside and durable hardwood floors throughout offer flow and elegance. There are so many custom ideas that could become reality with new construction. Like building large bedroom closets, incorporating design elements such as laundry and trash shoots, mudrooms with doggie bathtubs, and built-in garage storage. Countless customization options, from modern floorplans to wall colors, textures, and feature fittings.
Building a brand-new home is enticing and exciting.
The cost of new construction varies depending on your site, your taste in finishings, and labor availability. Head designer and project manager, Riaan Garforth-Venter advises that "It is always a good consideration to budget a 20% contingency fee over and above the construction estimate. This will cover any upgrades you might want as you see the building unfold during construction".
Employing a qualified project manager to oversee your project is a good move, as he's likely to have formed good working partnerships with subcontractors and suppliers like framers, plumbers, and electricians.
CEO of Georgia In Home Services, Danny Diulus explains that "The project manager's scope of work includes employing, paying, and coordinating the labor, ordering materials, managing the quality of workmanship, and keeping all paperwork up to date".
Danny says that "In my experience, working hand-in-glove with an experienced project manager will alleviate many of the headaches along the construction journey. Communication is key to this relationship being successful, and ultimately making sure you are 100% happy with the result".
Remember, homeowners are generally busy with family and business commitments for the construction duration, and having a professional, licensed, and insured general contractor will simply bring you peace of mind.