Karen and I recently built a new home for our seachange on the coast. Well we had a builder build for us actually. No big deal for many I guess but it was for us not only because we have lived in the same home for 38 years but we have never built before.
the initial decision
Didn't really know what we wanted initially (at least I didn't) except a modern beach home that would also accommodate-and encourage- family and friends to drop in.
We soon learnt that making the decision to build was the easy part. What to build, when to build, how much to spend and who to build it for us were quite difficult and at times overwhelming decisions. We had no shortage of advice from family and friends-mostly helpful.