Do It Yourself House Building

Taking on a DIY house building project may be scary, but with the help of UBuildIt, building is a breeze. Build your dream home today!
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When it comes to building a home, it can be difficult to know where to start and what all the project entails. With the help of UBuildIt, prospective home owners can take control of the home building process. The concept of do it yourself house building gives you the freedom to create a home that is perfect for you and will have everything you need. Making the decision to take on building your own home means being actively involved in the house building process from beginning to end and overseeing every aspect. UBuildIt will help guide you every step of the way with consulting support to ensure that your home is built right, on time, and on budget.


When it comes to building your own home, the process may seem daunting but the outcome will be extremely rewarding. There are many advantages to building your own home with the help of UBuildIt.

1. Control

When you’re building your own home, you have complete control over everything from the materials that are used to the schedule in which things are done. Having control over your project ensures that things are being completed to your standards and you will have absolute say on any changes or updates that are made. If you’re not sure where to start, that’s where our experts at UBuildIt can help. Let us guide you on selecting contractors, choosing the perfect land for your home, and walk you through the home building process.

2. Satisfaction

There is nothing better than admiring a job well done. With your custom built house, you will get the satisfaction of a beautiful new home and knowing that you did it yourself. When you walk through the doors each day, you can admire the work and feel satisfied knowing that your vision is now a reality. This home will be the home of your dreams and the satisfaction of knowing that you built it yourself will make coming home that much better.

3. Equity

Aside from having control and the satisfaction of building your own home, the return that you’ll see from your home will be the best part of all. By hiring someone to build your home for you, you’ll experience markups from 18%-20%. By cutting out the middle man, there will be more money in your pocket to spend on more upgrades for your home, or anything else you may have in mind.


Now that you’ve seen the advantages of building your own home, we’ve outlined the process and the steps that it will take to build your dream home. Follow this guide and let UBuildIt assist you with building a custom home.

1. Determining a Budget

The first and most important step when planning your new home is determining your budget. You don’t have to know an exact amount right off the bat, but finding a range that you’re comfortable with will allow you to start making decisions on vendors and contractors that will fit within your range. From there, you can allocate how much you want to spend on each aspect of your home and get into the fine details of how much each aspect will cost.

2. Land Purchase

Now that you’ve calculated your budget, it is time to pick out your property.  You will want to find a space that is big enough to accommodate your home and that fits into your budget. You’ll also want to be sure that the land you choose is well suited for building a home. This is where your UBuildIt consultant will help you choose the perfect property for your home. We will help evaluate your land choices and help you determine which plot is best suited for your home.

3. Design Plan

By this point, you probably have some sort of idea of what you want your home to look like on the outside. Now is the time to set down and put on paper exactly what you want on the inside and the outside. Choosing the right architect to make your dreams a reality is important in building your own home. Not only do they draw up your plans, they listen to your ideas and help guide the entire process. Once you have determined the design of your home, you will be able to see the bigger picture and start to finalize all of the details. The best way to find an architect is to ask around see who your friends have used, or our team at UBuildIt can provide a pre-selected list of architects that will help create the home of your dreams.

4. Contractor Selection

Once you’ve got your home drawn out and designed, you’ll need to start collecting permits and selecting your team of contractors to begin building your dream home. The contractors will be the ones physically building your home and you’ll want to be sure you are having the best team on the job. Like your architect, UBuildIt has a pre-approved team of contractors, or you can reach out and do your own research to find the perfect team for your home.

5. Materials Selection

Finally, you’ll need to pick out the finishes and materials for both the inside and outside of your home. You can select your supplies from showrooms in the area and choose everything from paint colors to countertops and design finishes. This may seem like the most overwhelming part with so many details, but our team will go with you to the showrooms and supply houses and provide advice when making selections.

Do it yourself house building does not have to be an overwhelming experience with the guidance of UBuildIt. Make a custom-built house your new home and use our expert team to help create your home. Make your dream home a reality and find a UBuildIt near you!


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