Things To Consider For Adding An Addition Onto Your Home
Building a new addition is not a decision to be made on a whim or to be taken lightly. Here are a few things you should consider before starting any home renovations.
What Is Your Budget?
Knowing what your budget is will help you in deciding what kind of addition can be made. Adding on a bathroom or bedroom can be anywhere from $25,000-50,000. Additions can run anywhere from $100-600 per square foot. The price per square foot tends to lower as the square footage increases. Deciding on whether to build up or build out may change the price of your addition and decision on a detached addition may save even more money.
Who Should You Hire?
Going straight to a contractor might seem like the logical first step. However, depending on the scope of your project, you may want to talk to an architect first. You want to ensure that your new addition looks like it belongs with the house, and also that your vision can structurally be created. Building up versus building out will require different structural changes to your current home and an architect will be able to work through a plan for both. Many times, contractors have architects on their payroll, but it never hurts to check first.
Are There Any Restrictions?
Do you have a Home Owners Association (HOA) that needs to be consulted before building onto your home? Are there any county or city laws about what you are and aren’t allowed to add to your property? Local contractors should be familiar with city and county laws, but be sure to get approval from any neighborhood associations before starting or you could be facing fines and even removal of your new additions.
Could You Use A Different Space Instead?
Before you decide to go all out and add on to your home, ask yourself if there is a different space that you can renovate to achieve the same goal. If you have a basement or an attic space that you can convert to your new office or an extra bedroom then renovating that space can be less costly and quicker than building a new addition.
Is This Really What You Want?
Think about if you were building your whole house from the ground up, is this something you would want? Imagining your dream house can help you to prioritize your goals and decide whether this new addition will get you closer to what you really want.
Once you’ve decided on renovating or adding on, give Handyman House Techs a call. Handyman House Techs provides professional and reliable home improvement and repair services, including lighting and electrical upgrades. No job is too small or big. We are located in Gulfport, MS. If you need some extra help around your home, give us a call for a free, no obligation quote at (228) 297-0063 or visit us on our website www.handymanhousetechs.com!
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