If you’re thinking of building your first home, you might have already researched, asked around & read countless articles on how to go about it but there are two important aspects of home building that are often overlooked; comfort and safety. Building a home might be a one-time project but the results last you a life time. Here are some tips on how to maximise on comfort and safety:


  1. Work with the landscape

Many people forget this detail but building a house with some extra land around it is a really good idea. When you buy a ½ acre plot, don’t feel like you need to build the house on all the land. As a matter of fact, one of Kenya’s by-laws states that a domestic building should have no less than 20 feet in front of it, ensuring that there is space from the road. Read more here https://goo.gl/2xHFnH

Working with the landscape gives the children enough space to play and it allows you to have an outdoor banda where you can comfortably host guests.


  1. Safety first

Safety is also one of those things that is at the forefront when building a house for your family. Install fire exits, fire extinguishers and fire blankets in your home to ensure that your family is always safe. Conduct fire drills to prepare you and your family for emergencies because it’s better to be safe than sorry.


  1. Green is key

Going green greatly lowers the expenses that go into running a home. Install solar panels to get electricity and heated water at a much lower cost, as this will supplement your connection to the national grid. It also helps the environment so it’s a win-win situation.


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Happy building!