There are few people who know precisely what they are doing when they start to build their own home, often it’s one of those processes that you will only learn what you should have done after mistakes have been made. That’s why it’s so important to speak with people with experience, people who have been there and done it time and time again, people who have made the mistakes, so you don’t have to.
Be ready for a fluid timeframe.
You’ll need to be prepared and adaptable to change because things are unlikely to go exactly as planned, for a million and one reasons. For some people, the design and planning stage takes longer than they had realized, more often than not it’s because there are so many options to choose from and it can be really difficult to make your mind up.
Make your house future-proof.
Building your own house may be really good fun and you should make the most of it however, it’s also a really serious process to be going through as you’ll want to make sure that you make the most of your time and maximize the potential of every penny that you intend to spend. The last thing you’ll want is to have any regrets when it comes to the future, as such you’ll want to spend a good amount of time planning and making sure that you aren’t going to have to pay out again a few years down the line.
Stay at arm’s length
It can be easy to get too involved in your house building (known as รับสร้างบ้าน in Thai) process, as many a person that’s gone before you will likely confirm. It’s a wise idea not to get too involved, if you can help it and to make sure that you stay at arm’s length, if you are there at each and every step of the way then you won’t be doing yourself, or your prospective builder any favors at all. They are there to manage the process and to deal with the bulk of the stress, it’s part of the reason why you are paying them, so you don’t need to micromanage the process yourself.
Some defects aren’t really defects
When people move into their home and start to see things like plaster cracks and screw pops, they can tend to freak out a little. It’s important to understand what constitutes a defect, and what is likely to happen when you start to live and breathe in your new home. Some perfectly natural things can look like the end of the world when in fact they are purely cosmetic.