Things To Consider When Buying A Land

by Joel Freedman

 

We all want that perfect dream home built. To do this we need to have a land to build on. Buying a land to build your home seems a pretty easy job but there is a lot to consider when buying land. It’s a complex decision because for obvious reasons you will be living in it and it’s a long term investment. Below are a few the things that one should consider when buying a land.

Be Location

This is the most important aspect in buying a land. Even if it is not for building a house, location is really important. You will need to think about the surrounding community. You will want a hospital and a police station nearby for emergency. If you have kids you will definitely want a school and maybe even a park close by. If there is easy access to transport as it is always a concern. Thinking about the nearby shops available is also important and the neighborhood. You don’t to be living in a noisy and dangerous neighborhood. An easy way would be to check the area out from Google map but driving in to town would be the best option.

If there is already a house built contact a demolition company and check if the house can be demolished and if the soil is good for building a new building.

It would be best if you could contact a local demolition company from the area because land differs from area to area. The locals will know better about their land conditions.

You also should check if the area has flooded before. You might have bought the land during summer where there is no rain and when rain kicks in. Your land will be a mess and same goes to the house you had built on the land. Best thing is to check with locals in the area and Google some news about heavy rain in the area.

Utility services

You would also want check for other utility services available. You definitely would want banks around the area. Make sure there are good water facilities, electricity and drainage facilities. If the land is for business you will have to consider a lot and be a lot more analytic in choosing.

Laws and papers

Makes there is no legal issues with regard to the land you’re buying. You don’t want unnecessary trouble after you buy the land. Contact a real estate lawyer for this matter.

Once you have the basics covered one other thing you would have to worry yourself with is permits for construction. Other than that you are good to go in selecting the best land for your home or business.


Converting Your Storage Rooms

by Joel Freedman

 

If when you first built your home, you built it with a certain number of rooms and small store room but now many years later, your life has changed drastically and you need more space, you could consider converting those store rooms in to actual bed rooms. In many cases, these store rooms are extremely tiny and you may think this is impossible but there are many ways in which you can convert even the smallest of rooms in to a room that looks much larger than it actually is.

Research on the internet

There are many people around the world who have similar problems and there are many illusions that you can apply to these rooms that have been listen by these very same people. These illusions and space saving techniques will help you make use of the space that you have in the best possible way and ways of making even the smallest of storage spaces in to beautiful rooms. You can purchase attic access ladders that will make it easier for you to access the attic from your main house and start converting it in to the beautiful bed room you want it to be. If you have two kids, you could even consider converting it in to a room for two by building or buying some bunk beds for the new attic bed room.

You can also add a roof access hatch to give the new bedroom extra light to make it look brighter. It would be a great idea to paint the attic white because this can give the illusion that it is bigger than it actually is. Also use a lot of mirrors in the decorations for the attic as this too can add to the illusion of making it look much bigger than it is.

Bunk beds will help you to save a lot of space in the new bed room and if you only have one children, you may even want to think about building a small study area in place of the lower bunk with a bunk bed on top of the study table. Similarly, there are many others ways in which you can save space in a small room. Other ideas include building a little wardrobe or cupboard above eye level which leaves space on the floor clear and again giving the illusion of extra space on the floor. Similarly, a quick search on the internet will be able to give you hundreds of amazing space saving ideas to make your new attic room look amazing.