Aug 12, 2017   Tips    4,366
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5 Points to Be Cautious about When Building a House

Many people dream of building a house as a place to live and relax in, but sometimes your house can be difficult or uncomfortable to live in if you ignore these important points.

1. Design:
A good house should not only be beautiful but also meet your requirements for comfort, convenience and safety. For example, the floor should be laid with the kind of material that is not slippery, and the handrails of the stairs should not slope too much. Also, the location of each room should be based on its function. For instance, a bedroom should be in a private area and not be near any source of loud noise such as a garage or a living room, or the kitchen should be in the back of the house so that the cooking sound and smell do not disturb the family member.

2. Material:
Not only the design or price, but the properties of the materials should also be suitable for the usage and environment of the house. If your house is in a humid area where it often rains, the material should be well-resistant to sunlight, rain, and moisture in the long term so you do not have to fix it often.

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3. Water and Electricity Systems:
These systems are necessary and if they are poorly installed, your daily routines may be stuck, or accidents can happen. The electricity system must be designed by specialized engineers to meet your requirements and to prevent accidents. As for the water system, the location of laundry and draining systems should be paid attention to specifically so that there will be no clogging or overflowing problems.

4. Contractor:
Make sure your contractor is qualified by considering their past work or asking those who have used their service. The contractor should have a solid office or company for you to walk in and follow up on their work in case problems occur. More importantly, the contract should be made in a written form and cover all the conditions clearly, including payment conditions. Also, keep following up on the work on a regular basis.

5. House Inspection:
Before accepting the house, you should inspect every spot clearly including the electricity, water, and sanitary systems to prevent any problems that can disturb your living. If there is any flaw, do not accept the house until the contractor can fix it. If you sign the contract to accept the house before inspecting it, an irresponsible contractor may become avoidant and refuse to fix any flaw you find.
Plus, you may hire an expert or a house-inspecting company to help you inspect the house so that the inspection is done thoroughly and professionally.

Just pay attention to these 5 points and you should have a lot fewer problems after your house is built.
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