Building a home addition is a great solution to the current lack of space in your home or for expanding as your lifestyle requires extra room. They also are great for homeowners looking for ways to increase the value of their homes before putting them on the market. Additions are a great option for both those looking to stay or those looking to move.
Here at Ascension General Contractors, we know that this project may seem like a big one to tackle and we don’t want you to miss out, so we’ve put together some things you should know for finding out if it is time to build a home addition.
Things to Think About When Building A Home Addition
How Long Will the Build Take?
Building an addition is definitely one of the lengthier home renovation projects. There are a lot of different things to consider to make the addition work the way you had imagined. This project will require some sacrifices and inconveniences in your schedule, so it’s important to discuss the timeline with your contractor so you can minimize the disruption you will experience. You can also look at choosing different features and designs to help reduce the timeline if you are concerned about how long it will take.
What Should I Know When Designing?
An addition to your home can be done in many different ways. Some important things for you to consider when it comes to the design is the location, whether on the ground floor or second story. This means even the direction the room will face. Be sure to also consider how the addition will blend in with the rest of your home both on the interior and exterior because you want to make sure it looks like it belongs with the rest of your home.
How Should I Budget?
When you are adding to your home, you should have a clear idea of what you are willing to spend on the project. Additions add value to your home, but they take a little more investment on the frontend. Discuss with your contractor what you would like to spend. Once you have this number, you will be able to better determine what pieces of the project you are going to be able to complete to stay within budget. It also allows you to know what things are not as high of a priority and can be removed if the budget is tight. There are a few hidden costs to consider as well, such as plumbing, permits, and electricity. So don’t forget to leave extra room in your budget for unforeseen costs.
If you are thinking to build a home addition, we’d love to discuss it with you! At Ascension General Contractors, we are here to help you make your renovation project happen. We are full-service repair specialists and are proud to serve the Nashville community as general contractors.