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How to plan for your dream house?

All of us have a dream home. We all have that desire to dwell in a home that is not only comfortable but also well designed. We want to live in a house where we can get everything we want from rest to recreation. It would certainly be fulfilling to live in a home like that. But how can we get our dream house? What are the steps that we need to take in order to acquire it?

Today, we will give you 10 clear steps on what you need to do to reach your dream house. Of course, we have to do something in order to reach our dreams. Dreams come true if you pair that with actions. Hence, here are some steps that will lead to your dream house. It might not be easy but it is possible. But if you refuse to take these steps, you will not be able to get what you wish to have for a home. Read on and start taking steps towards your dream house.

1. Save money.

Save money

Before you even think of having a house, make sure that you will begin saving money. Saving is preparing for your expenses in building and acquiring a house. You have to make sure that you will not just dream about it but also do something in order to achieve the dream. If you will just keep on dreaming and not do anything, then your dream house will not be realized. Take the first step which is to save money.

2. Budget and costs.

Budget and costs

Once you feel that you have saved enough money, try to create a budget to check on the costs of the project. Consult professionals like an architect or a civil engineer because they could give you an accurate budget and costing for your dream house. If your savings are not yet enough, you can still look for other ways to finance it.

3. Consider your home needs.

Consider your home needs

Check on your lifestyle. What do you do and what do you need in your home in order to live comfortably in it? Do you need your own recreation area? Or a home library? Or a pool? List down what you want to have and what you truly need for a home. This can be a good guide for you in designing your dream house.

4. Find a good designer.

Find a good designer

It is important that you have a designer for your house. Look for professionals who can help you design your home. Let him know what you want for your dream house and he will be able to help you with that. In choosing a designer, look into his/her credentials and work experiences. This will help you check if that person can really work well for your home’s design.

5. Look for a home site.

Look for a home site.

You will not be able to build a home if you do not have a lot to build it on. Hence, you need to look for a vacant lot to build your dream home. But before you do that, decide on the kind of area you want to erect your home like a hilly type or near the beach or something that gives you a good view of nature.

6. Create a house design.

Create a house design

This is the step that would be done by your designer but of course, you have to be involved in it. Check on the design if it suits your taste. Is it the kind of design you want for your home? If not, suggest some changes into it. Make sure that you will think before you create some changes because once the design is final, you will not be able to undo it especially if your house is already constructed.

7. Acquire the blueprints.

Acquire the blueprints

Since you have finalized the house design, you can now have your blueprint. You will need this as guide for the builders and also to get the building permit from your community. It is important that you have the blueprint before you start with the project. A blueprint is similar to a syllabus for a lesson in school which serves as guide in the lessons for all the students.

8. Prepare building essentials.

Prepare building essentials

Part of the building essentials is the blueprint but aside from that, there are other things that you need to prepare which varies on the requirements in your area. But it would definitely include consent to build, planning permission and other permits. Also, make sure that your contract with the building contractor is already okay.

9. Build your home.

Build your home

After completing all the things above, you are ready to build your own home. By this time, you have already chosen your contractor who would supervise all the work. But be sure to check on the work progress every now and then. When the exterior of your house is done, the interior design will be next. Get an interior designer who can do the work well for you. And do not forget the landscaping too.

10. Move in and enjoy.

Move in and enjoy

After months of building your home, you will be able to occupy it. Do not forget to work on the permit to occupy your home. Move in your home and enjoy your stay in your dream house. Add in some decorations if you want to in order to complete to your home’s look.

History of Construction

To some it might seem obvious what Construction History is. However the subject is frequently debated. Construction  History is the history of how we construct the world around us. It is not restricted to buildings but also includes the construction of civil engineering and infrastructure. So it includes bridges, sewers, power stations, mills etc. as well as conventional buildings. Importantly the subject focuses on how these objects were constructed.

Histories of Techniques and Dating

Construction history is thus key to understanding and dating  structures. If you can show that a particular technique was used in a certain period, then you can use that information to date a building or construction or subsequent additions to a building. As most buildings are added to over time, being able to show when changes were made is fundamental to understanding how old and how significant they  are.

Histories of building crafts and craftsmen

Of course to understand the histories of techniques we also need to understand the social and economic factors that led to them. So Construction History also encompasses the development of guilds and trade bodies, contracts and accounts, methods of payment and procurement, working hours, rates of pay and conditions for workmen, and their training.

Histories of Understanding of Building Technology

Allied to our understanding of the role and conditions of those who worked on building sites, construction history seeks to understand how people in the past thought about building technology itself. How did they calculate whether something would stand up? How did they set out buildings on the ground? Here there is a clear overlap with the history of engineering and the building professionals, including the roles of overseers, designers, architects and engineers in every period.

Periods of Study and Sources

Construction History encompasses all periods from the various earliest signs of human activity to the very recent past, from cave dwellings to nuclear power stations. Obviously the techniques used to study these periods vary. Early buildings lack written records, so the descriptions tend to depend entirely on archaeological recording and interpretation. Later, written records can be used along with archaeological recording. In more recent periods very details accounts may survive, with drawings, models and photographs to show how building were put together and oral histories can be compiled from those who worked on them.

Who Studies Construction History?

Anyone who studies buildings in the manner described above is acting as a construction historian, often without realising it. Field, industrial, and building archaeologists are engaged in construction history on a day-to-day basis. Architectural historians and architects working on historic buildings engage with it continuously. So do engineers and building surveyors working on existing structures. But those interested includes economic and social historians as well. There is so much left to be studied in the field that it is open for research from the professional and amateur alike. Those compiling local histories or family histories may find they have much to contribute.