This is What You Need to Know About Home Additions
Updated: Jan 29
Are you thinking about adding a room to your house? Need another bedroom or bathroom, a bigger kitchen, a new mudroom, a second story, or a new sunroom?
Do you need more space with your growing family? If you want a bigger house, you are not alone—43 percent of people said they want a larger home.
By completing an addition to your home, you can get more space and stay in your current home, and possibly increase your home's value. If this is something you want to do, let's see what you need to know about home additions to get started.
Setting a Budget
You need to determine your budget before you start planning. You need to get a breakdown of what everything will cost including wiring, plumbing, walls, foundations, carpet, etc. Your budget should have a little extra to accommodate some extra expenses that can happen.
You want to make sure your budget is feasible. How do you plan to pay for this renovation? If you need a loan, make sure you figure out your monthly costs to be sure you can afford this renovation.
Determine Permits and Paperwork
Your contractor will help you get all the legal paperwork you need, which includes zoning and permits, to begin your addition. You should also talk to your insurance agent about getting proper insurance policies. Without proper zoning, you can get fined. If you don't already have a contractor, we can help. Contact us to get your project started.
While this may seem different than setting a budget, you want to be ready to plan and execute this renovation to add value to your home. Using high-quality materials and fixtures can reduce the need for future construction and repairs. This is why it is best to hire a professional.
As you plan, take your time to consider all your needs. You have control over your project.
Living With Construction
New home additions mean you are probably going to live with construction for several months. This means you need to figure out how to live before the construction begins. If you are adding on to a kitchen, you may have to get creative with different ways to cook and store food at times.
Home additions cause a lot of dust, and it can get dirty pretty quickly. Make sure you plan for this dust by clearing the area of furniture and decor that can get damaged. You may need to put some items in storage.
Be prepared for a construction crew arriving early. These people will be coming in and out of your house regularly, so it's important to find a company you can trust.
Home Additions Require Patience
If you want the job done right, you need to be patient. Give yourself some extra time just in case there are any delays.
It's important to take plenty of time to plan and build. Once the renovation starts, it may be hard to change some things, so be sure you really think and plan.
You want your home to be taken care of with quality and care.
Ready to Get Started?
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