It's well-known that managing the construction of a home can help you save money and will give you better control over the decision-making process. The thing that is not widely recognized is that many of the successful managing projects are women who have no construction experience at all. My company has been selling cedar homes for 18 years. Through my career I've had the privilege to meet with all types of home buyers. Their backgrounds and experiences are as varied as the houses they construct. However, I've observed that the women who elect to take on the task of project managing the construction of their homes share similar characteristics that uniquely qualify them to be a good fit for the position. While women are lacking in home construction knowledge They more than make up for in natural curiosity and organizational skills Some prefer to say, "multi-tasking abilities." Anita Legaspi and her husband Ray (neither of whom had any construction experience) constructed a 3,600 sq ft custom-built cedar house near Lake Stevens, WA about 5 years ago. At the time, Anita was a stay-at-home mother who loved sewing, and Ray was employed at Boeing. They came to the realization it was possible "they could get more house for their money if they did it themselves." Visit:- https://centa.vn/ Of the pair, Anita had more time to plan the project and investigate their possibilities. Her experiences in soliciting items for auctions in schools could assist in obtaining subcontractor bids for their home. "I wasn't afraid to talk to people and ask questions. I had the ability to communicate on the phone," said Anita. With the help of a time-line (outlining tasks and deadlines), Anita obtained bids and contracted out: the foundation shell construction electrical, plumbing roof and deck installation. Anita, Ray and their son Christian did much of the painting and the finishing work themselves. Anita admits that the time they spent building the home was difficult for the family. Ray and Anita decided to stay on site using their small trailer and a camper. She recalls the first excitement in "camping," complete with bonfires (to to stoke the stumps) and hot dog roasts. The summer fun waned when the wet weather began to set in. Ray and Anita discovered that their home was becoming more claustrophobic than comfortable - and that it wasn't particularly well-insulated.. Looking back on their house beginnings, Anita offers this advice:
- Find out what is important to you. If you're really interested in that special kitchen - take it.
- You can never go wrong with quality.
- Create a cost breakdown worksheet to aid in comparing estimates and costs.
- Large companies may not always provide the support you'll require. You should be able to communicate with an agent, subcontractor, and others. You must feel that you are able to call them at any time.