Have you noticed that your home is lacking space? You may love where you live, but a crowded space can definitely interfere with your day-to-day activities and cause unnecessary inconveniences. Building an addition can be a great remedy to this issue and the perfect solution for adding extra square footage.
Here at Ascension General Contractors, we have been helping homeowners build their dream additions for years, and today we are sharing some of our favorite tips to help you with this project.
Determine Where You Are Adding Space
Additions come in many different forms and sizes. That’s why it is extremely important to evaluate all your options when looking to build an addition. This can be a more expensive remodeling project, so you will want to put a lot of thought into what you hope to gain from the extra space. It’s important to choose something that will pay off in the long run by adding value to your home. A master suite, kitchen expansion, or two-story addition are all popular choices.
Create a Reasonable Budget
Once you’ve determined what addition you are building, you will need to set a budget for your project. Think about what you are comfortable spending on the project, but be prepared to go over if necessary. A lot of projects can have unexpected costs and by planning in advance, you’re less likely to be thrown off by surprise expenses. Once you meet with a contractor, they will be able to provide you with a more accurate price.
Be Mindful of the Design
Designing should be the next step. You want your design to work within your budget. It will also be easier to determine what items can be cut and what are must-haves. Additionally, when you’re adding onto an existing home, you will have to work with the already existing style of the home. Your goal is to choose materials, details, and colors that will help your addition to blend in with your original home.
Prepare For the Build
A home addition is a big project to undertake and no matter what addition you choose, it will cause disruption to your routine. Depending on the specific project, you may want to think about whether you will live off-site while your home is under construction or figure out ways to work with your contractor to minimize daily disturbances.
Are you building onto your home? Give us a call here at Ascension General Contractors! We are proud to serve the Nashville community with all their construction and repair needs. We would love to discuss your project with you!