I’ve been studying the habits and characteristics of fellow Australian new home builders. There are hundreds of them hanging out in the HomeOne forum, sharing the thrills and spills of building.
I’ve noticed that new home builders get very excited at several points during the home building process:
- Choosing a house plan (or, less often, receiving plans from their architect).
- Choosing colours for their house, inside and out.
- Seeing a concrete slab on their block for the first time.
- Seeing many Tradies’ cars parked in the vicinity of their block.
- Reaching the “lock up” stage.
- And finally, receiving the keys to their new home.
In between these times, there is a lot of frustration and whinging going on about inaction and delays. While I’m still fresh and enthusiastic, I am going to make some resolutions in order to maximise the enjoyment of building:
- Mentally add time on to the expected house completion date.
- Absolutely no complaining about how long it takes to build a house.
- Consider any lulls in the process a positive opportunity to go shopping, for the house, of course.
Without any further ado, I introduce to you my first “lull” purchase: