Home » Home and Family

Taking the First Steps Toward Building Your New Home

Aug 23, 2008
Everyone wants to build the home of their dreams. Your home is the one place where you can create an atmosphere that is friendly and inviting, and laid out in a manner that fits the way your family actually live your life.

When you are building a new home, there are several necessary steps that you will have to take in order to get the ball rolling. These are not difficult tasks, but necessary to get your project moving forward.

Deciding On the Design:

If you have decided you will be building a new home, you may or may not already have the piece of land that you will be building upon. If you do already have the land, then you should next determine the relative size and shape of the home that will best fit on your property. This step will provide a good basis on which to utilize in looking for house plans. If you have not already purchased land for your new home, then you have the flexibility to be able to consider a much larger variety of floor plans, which is always a good thing.

Finding the Perfect House Plan:

There are numerous sources of house plans and building plans available for the homeowner who wants to begin building their own home. Sources like, www.homedesigncentral.com, specialize in providing stock house plans with all the most-requested home amenities and floorplan features. Sites like this provide you with thousands of floorplan options, almost all of which can be modified to fit your exact needs.

Home Building Items to Remember:

When building a new home, one of the more important items to become familiar with and to get organized is the paperwork. Before breaking ground, make sure that all of the city and state appropriate licenses and permits are in place. There is nothing worse than starting a new home build only to have the city inspectors shut down construction due to a lack of permits. Some of the local permits may include, but are not limited to, water permits, sewer permits, electrical permits, building permits and any specialized permits required in your area for additions to the outside of the home. If you're building in a more rural area, some of these items might not apply. Its always best to check with your local building officials before starting. Also, don't worry, your home builder will be right there with you to help you through the process.

Stock House Plans vs. Custom Home Plans:

Stock house plans offer many advantages over custom home plans, including a potential cost savings of several thousand dollars over a corresponding set of custom plans. In addition, stock home plans typically allow you to purchase a modifiable "Reproducible", "PDF File" and/or "CAD File" plan package that provides you with a license to be able to further modify the home design, either with the original designer of the home or with a local design professional.

House plan modifications can typically involve expanding the rooms of the home, changing the placement of windows and doorways and even flipping the entire floor plan all together. Building a new home gives you the power to create the home of your dreams, with a flexible floorplan and attractive design that fits your family's desires.

Your dream home is there for the taking. With the huge selection and variety of stock house plan designs that are available on sites like Home Design Central.com, and the affordable pricing of these designs, there's nothing to stop you from building the house of your dreams... The only limit is your own imagination.

Best Wishes in the Building of Your New Home!
About the Author
Jill Phillips operates one of the leading stock home plans websites on the Internet, Home Design Central.com. Here you can quickly search through thousands of house designs from the nation's leading building designers and architects. Have questions about how the house plans process works? All your questions are answered in the Just-Released and FREE House Plans Guide.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 119
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources