Mistake #2: Forgetting that patience is a virtue
With self-builds, it’s safe to say that the process is never going to be as simple as scouting out your perfect house and moving in the next day. The wait to move in can seem like an endless amount of time but if you give into this, you’re more than likely settling for less than what you want.
It’s important to think long-term, not just to satisfy your immediate needs. Patience is crucial in ensuring that your self-build is exactly what you want to be, and comes hand in hand with the process of building your own home.
By giving your self-build project the time in needs to flourish, you’ll be faced with an end result that was most definitely worth the wait. And it’s perfectl okay to be the project manager yourself on the build. Read my handy tips on Being Your Own Project Manager.