The complete guide to build your dream home

Are you planning to build your new house? Here is the complete guide to build your dream home, For more clarification book your free consultation call now!

  1. Introduction
  2. Where to start
  3. How much does it cost?
  4. How long does it take?
  5. How to choose the right design-build firm?
  6. How to choose your home design?
  7. How building contracts work?
  8. What is to be ensured during construction?
  9. Final inspection and move in
  10. Why architeca?

Introduction- The complete guide to build your dream home

Building your dream house allows you to create a home which should perfectly suit to your lifestyle.  It is your choice to design your home to your actual requirements and needs, and materialize it with the latest design and technology. Constructing a house is a huge process which requires a lot of time, budget, planning and decision-making. There is a lot to consider about building a house, including where we need to build, who is our right design-build firm, and whether to choose a custom design or an existing home design etc.

Also there are a number of financial factors to consider, but no doubt, it’s an investment that will worth paying to it. Architeca is introducing this complete guide to explain where to start when building a house and explain how to take decisions that need to be made to build your dream home. This ebook is crafted in order to provide general advice about a complete home building process to help you make confident decisions when building your own home. 

Where to start? The complete guide to build your dream home,

where to start

Building a house can be an exciting journey. If you’re planning to build a home, there are a lot of doubts you’ll mostly face along the way. Is it best to choose an existing house design or house-and-land packages or build a custom home? Based on location and personal taste and budget will help to determine which option you need to select. But deciding where to start can be very challenging.

Ask yourself before start building

If you’re planning to build your dream home, don’t be overwhelmed by the process. It can be a good starting point if asking yourself these series of questions about what you need in your new home.

  • Where do you like to live?
  • What nearby conveniences will you require?
  • What are your dream home design, size, layout and features?
  • What is your affordable budget?
  • Do you have your own design or need an architect’s help?
  • What is your time frame?

If you feel these processes seem still challenging, then do some more research. Visit the area you’d like to live in and note down what you like and what you don’t like about the area you visit.

How much does it cost?

how much home construction cost

The cost of building a new house varies based on the design, size, materials quality and location of the home.

The average cost of building a new home would take an average around 35 lakhs to 60 lakhs. Constructing your dream house gives you an opportunity to plan and design exactly what suits your lifestyle. Also you are able to build it within your budget.

If you need to calculate how much it will approximately cost you to build a new home, you will need to factor some individual costs which are follow,

  • Cost of interiors
  • Cost of landscaping
  • Cost of furnishing
  • Plan and design fees
  • Cost of construction service

How long does it take?

Normally it takes 7 months to 10 months to finish a house construction work, based on individual circumstances. Getting approval from council for construction can take a few weeks to several months, depending on the details of the site. Construction process may also delay due to weather conditions such as heavy rain or extremely hot days.

Builders will take those mentioned delays as potential delays in time frame when estimating the time taken to construct the home, but don’t be frightened if your new home is being delivered a little bit later than expected time due to these factors. The time it takes to build your new home will vary based on type of construction, availability of local materials, scope of work etc.

How to choose the right design-build firm?

Make sure to choose a well experienced, reputable and trustworthy design-build firm to construct your dream house. Also reassure to know that the design-build firm hired with constructing your new home is able to complete the work on time, on your budget and without making any major problems. You should be careful to choose the design-build firm who will not take shortcuts, make mistakes or even disappear in the middle of the way through the building process. This will help to secure your money and time, also anxiety and stress at the possibility of losing the dream of building your new house.

So keep all these points in mind while choosing your dream house design-build firm to make the process less stressful and more efficient.

How to choose your home design?

home design

Deciding the home’s layout, elevation, fixtures and other materials can be one of the most exciting parts of home construction. It can also be one of the most stressful parts, as there are a lot of decisions we need to make. Of course, it is your turn to design and plan how you expect your dream home should be constructed. But a design-build firm can offer certain expertise designs that work with the size, shape and slope of your land.

Floor plan

When choosing a home design, look for the most effective ways to create the perfect living spaces that suit your lifestyle.

Consider your future in mind and start planning your home since your family may possibly expand. Just think, can any of the rooms become an additional bedroom? If you may sell the house one day, can the next owner turn the office into a bedroom? Consider ways to create a flexible floor plan which can afford changes to your lifestyle or personal situation.

How building contracts work?

If you’re planning to build your new home, it’s essential to choose the right building contractor. A building contract is a signed legal document that explains all the rights and responsibilities agreed between the builder and the client. Make sure to read the agreement thoroughly and ensure all elements of the construction are understood before signing.

Once the contract is signed by both parties, both are obligated to follow the guidelines as stated in the agreement. Either party breaking the contract, the other party can appeal for damages. Some of the feature the contract should be included in:

  • Client’s name
  • Name of the design-build firm
  • Description of the project
  • Worksite details
  • Documents which includes plans, blueprints, exhibits or other documents that will part of the contract
  • Contract price and payments
  • An agreed payment schedule
  • Plans if there are delays
  • How to treat variations which may arise during construction
  • A termination conditions
  • Price details
  • Duration of the project

What are to be ensured during construction?

what to ensure during construction

The entire construction process can be difficult to manage since there are several phases, responsibilities and tasks involved. It’s challenging to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Make sure that you have the right plan and strategy which help to make the construction process easier. Here are five key strategies to ensure during the construction process.

  • Quality and Safety
  • Fixing
  • Functions
  • Monitoring each process
  • Costs needed to complete the project

To ensure the quality construction process, you must initially figure out the tasks that should be completed during the project and assign an activity to each task.

For example, if you need drywalls to be installed for your dream house, then consider all the activities involved with this process.

Next, you need to ensure that you find out all the resources needed to complete the process. The resources could be manpower or equipment or materials etc.

Then you’ll need to schedule the timetable for each process as well as the approximate cost.

Realize that it may change in a certain time. Changes can impact your schedule and cost. However, an effective strategy and plan provides a strong framework which helps throughout your construction project.

Final inspection and move in:


You’ve picked out all your fixtures and finishes. You’ve selected your flooring and paint colors. Now the dream house you’ve been waiting for so long is ready! Finally, you can sign your closing paperwork and move in.

Ofcourse, there is a final walkthrough, that’s just a formality right?

But it is important that you need to be very thorough and observant during the walk-through time. Carefully examine all the surfaces of counters, fixtures, fitting, floors and walls for possible damage.

It might be tempting to rush through the final inspection in your newly-built home; there are some very important things that you need to investigate during inspection time. Don’t assume that everything is fine just because everything is clean and shiny. It requires some keen attention before a walk-in.

Take your time and inspect your newly constructed home along with your field engineer to examine the home carefully. Once after ensuring the quality of construction, you can move-in to your dream house, get comfortable and know that your hard work is done.

Why architeca?

With the right research and preparation, you’ll get the confidence to make smart decisions when building your dream home.

By being careful when selecting the right design-build firm, you can avoid major arguments, stress and headaches later. Hire architeca design-build firm since we have the reputation of being honest, best in making quality construction, fair in our abilities, project experience and affordable pricing. Our goal is to focus on customer-centric approach, business ethics, timeless values, and transparency.

Looking for the right builder? We are with you through the entire building process.

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