A great segment of our society considers home construction as a major undertaking of the family. Many consider their homes as one of their priceless possessions. It is therefore important that in home construction, every aspect of the process from planning up to its final completion is meticulously studied.
As planning requires exhaustive studies, the same applies to identifying the best site for the home construction project. The site must adapt to various requirements like accessibility, cost, topography, orientation and other factors geared to the desires and needs of the homeowner.
Is the site accessible?
The factor of accessibility of the location is a major consideration in home construction. No amount of majestic beauty of the site could match the presence of roads leading to the property under evaluation. Not only the road to reach the site is under scrutiny, but its condition is also investigated. Major routes adjunct to the site are a big plus and are likewise noted.
Is the cost reasonable?
There are sites that can be easily reached. However, there are times when the costs to acquire them are restrictive and not within the budget. In this kind of situation, alternative sites are considered and a cost comparison is ensured. In most cases, budgets are adjusted to conform to the existing prices.
Is the terrain suitable to the plans?
Typically, the plans are finally drafted only after the specific site has been identified and accepted. The owner's needs are of paramount considerations. Those who prefer higher ground hills, while others are comfortable living on valleys and plains. In both situations, the topography of the site is the controlling factor in coming up with the construction plans.
Is the property facing the east?
There are homeowners who desire to have their homes greet the morning sun. Others who could not afford the same do some adjustments in their planning by putting a back porch to simply enjoy it. This practice only shows that the orientation of the lot also plays a major role in home construction. Many planners and homeowners are putting a premium on this factor.
Other considerations on the site worth noting
The presence of improvements like wings, trees, natural springs, ponds and other similar structures are also major considerations in choosing a suitable site in home construction. The final planning is similarly dependent upon the above site conditions.
But above all, the very foundation of all these considerations is the question, are you in love with the place? Without love, the site you have chosen today may not provide the daily excitation to live on that location in the years to come.