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21 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your New Custom-built Home [Kindle Edition]

Marte Cliff
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You can go online and find a lot of books and lists about home building, financing your home, choosing good contractors, dealing with bureaucrats, and mistakes to avoid. I've even written one.

But this list is a bit different.

This list isn't about saving money or protecting yourself from unscrupulous contractors. It isn't about choosing the right flooring or cabinets. It isn't about insulation or proper drainage or how to make the most of your view.

This little book is about details -small mistakes you can make because you simply didn't think about them. But be assured: If you don't think about them now and the mistakes are made, you'll definitely think about them often as you begin to actually use your home.

That's because the list is filled with details that you don't even think about unless they're somehow wrong. If any of them are wrong in your current residence, you'll recognize them. If they're right in your current residence, you probably just take them for granted.

The purpose of this list is to save you from needless frustrations and annoyances.

Read the list and follow some of its suggestions as you choose your house plans. You may find that you need to make some changes. You may also find that making the changes costs you a few hundred extra dollars. But those will be dollars you'll never regret spending.

Discuss the relevant points with your general contractor. Make sure he or she will build your home in a manner that avoids these dumb mistakes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 97 KB
  • Print Length: 12 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WQSLS4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,666 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book contained some great hints and help. However, I thought there would be more to this book than what there actually was. Whilst it was very simple and easy to read, I discovered I already knew all the 'dumb mistakes' that will be relevant in building our new home. Additionally, I picked up a number of punctuation and grammatical errors that were off-putting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Think twice, build once November 25, 2013
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An item that night be good in place of the south deck is a driveway. My mother always shopped for a driveway with southern exposure to enhance snow melting vs snow removal,

Please consider pocket doors where two doors are on adjacent walls. I call the top of my basement stairs in the kitchen "grand central door." There is barely room to get to the stairs between two counter runs and the stair door blocks the porch door and vice versa when each is open.
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1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed October 13, 2013
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This isn't a book. It's few paragraphs for $3! all common sense stuff anyone would know. waste of time and money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Common building sense June 20, 2013
By T McG
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This book had quite a few common sense building ideas that you might think of or not during the building process.
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