Growing out of space in a home is something that happens, but if you think you want to consider expanding your home, meet with a general contractor to go over your options. There may be different options for expansion, depending on the structure and layout of your home and the lot.
Outwards or Upwards
The general contractor may give you the option to build outward or upwards. Some of the benefits of going upwards include the following:
If you are considering going outwards and you want to put an expansion on the back or side, there are benefits to this as well:
The contractor will have to see what permits can be pulled, what gets you the squarest footage, and what will be the best option for your budget.
A Cohesive Look
Since you are investing the money to make the house bigger, take the time to do exterior changes as well so the house looks original, not like there is an out-of-place addition. This may mean that you have to replace the siding, change some windows on the front, and make other changes, but it's worth the investment.
Setting the Budget
Setting the budget will be one of the biggest parts of the renovation. When considering expenses, make sure you plan for:
You can get a couple of quotes from different contractors. Be sure to consider what the increased value will be when this project is completed. If it is not near the cost of the changes, this may not be something worth investing in.
Talk with a general contractor to see what the best option will be to give you the space and design that you want to make the house comfortable while keeping the project affordable. The contractors may have ideas that you did not even think about or consider, and they can help you see what will be the best investment for your home.Share
9 September 2020
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