6 Essential Things to Consider Before Home Construction - M P Birla Cement

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    A home is more than just a living space. It is a sanctuary of peace where you bond with your loved ones and relax at the end of a long day. In fact, it is an ideal space that is created to suit just about all your needs. Hence, planning to build a new home takes a lot of effort, dedication and planning. You will find that there is so much to consider when you carry out the home building process – right from the layout to the design finishes.

    Whichever features you choose to include, it will be with you for many years to come. You should see this as an opportunity to get creative. In a preowned home, creativity tends to be restricted. But if you are creating a truly personal and original space, you can put in some unique features that will not just add to your comfort but also benefit you in the long run.

    Below we’ve compiled a few necessary features to consider when building your new home.

    Plotting the layout

    The layout of a home plays a significant role in the comfort factor and the organization of the interiors. Say, for instance, if you want inbuilt wardrobes within the walls, then you have to include thicker walls in the layout designs. This also incorporates making rooms based on the size of the family – building the kitchen within easy access to the dining area and even bathrooms that are made close to the bedrooms.

    Inspecting the foundation

    Foundation is the key to a strong home – it increases the longevity and safety of the structure. This is why it is always preferable to get the soil tested before designing the foundation. It is also essential to check whether the foundation is being built on soil that is firm and it should be taken to a minimum depth of 1.2m from the original ground level.

    Designing the space

    Did you know that you can save a lot on electricity bills if you position your house correctly? The south and southwest directions usually receive the optimum amount of sunlight. Keeping this fact in mind, position your living and dining rooms to face these hemispheres. This is because you will spend most of your time during the day in these spaces and the ample amount of sunlight will benefit you extensively.

    Receiving an abundance of sunlight doesn’t just help you reduce your electricity bills, but it also brings with it good health benefits. More importantly, the UV rays kill bacteria and the spores of fungi keeping your interiors in good condition.

    Bringing in proper ventilation Ventilation is another factor that is essential for the comfort and well-being of your home and its occupants. Without it, a home can become unsafe for its inhabitants due to static air – a build-up of stagnant air, bacteria and carbon. A well-ventilated house is more important than you realize. This can be achieved by building a sufficient number of windows and air vents in every room of the house.

    Building a proper drainage system

    The drainage system in your home is accountable for removing excess water either from the floor’s surface or the root area of any property. Without this, there can be vast amounts of water build-up which can bring about major damages to your home. For instance, heavy rainfall can accumulate water in and around your house which can seep into the interiors and can damage the foundation of your home. Other than that, the accumulation of excessive moisture can encourage the growth of termites, mould and fungus too.

    When it comes to home construction, choosing the right cement is crucial for the strength and durability of the structure. Here are some essential things to consider before selecting the best cement for your home construction project:

    Implementing terrace gardening

    It is a well-known fact that pollution in India is at an all-time high. This is where terrace gardening comes in – bringing with it not just health benefits with the increase in the flow of oxygen but also keeping the environment clean. Terrace gardening is known to help individuals develop a stronger immune system while also cultivating a passion of their own.

    Additionally, terrace gardening keeps the surface of the roof cool and in turn provides a cool environment within the house. You will also find that it makes your home more visually appealing.

    As you can see, there is a lot that goes into building your dream home. But with the right building materials, layout and planning, you are a step closer to creating a lifestyle of comfort for yourself and your family.

    Do it right and you won’t have to worry for life.