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Building your Own Home, Owner Building Construction

Think you want to build your own home, start with the blueprints. You can do this yourself or have a professional draw up the plans according to your specifications. The next thing is the foundation. This normally requires help from a crew specially qualified for this type of work. After the foundation is completed, you take over and start framing in the outside and inside walls if the weather is nice.

After the foundation and framing, you will need to add the trusses and the rest of the roof; you almost have an enclosed house as of now. The next thing you need to do to completely enclose the outside walls and add the doors. This seems to go a little fast, but there is quite a bit of work involved with building your own home. Do not forget about the windows.

Once you have the outer walls and doors done, you can begin finishing the inside of the house. This includes, but not limited to, drywall with all the needed wiring installed, including the surround sound and central vac, and of course the electrical, which you need a professional for if you are not certified.

Once the walls and everything is completed, you can begin installing cabinet’s inner doors, appliances, flooring and any fixtures that are needed. The house takes time to complete when doing it yourself, but it is a beautiful thing when you complete the job. This saves you a lot of money as well.

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