Spring is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to start planning your home addition. When it comes to adding on to your home, you have plenty of options to choose from and lots to consider.
1. Land and Space Considerations
First and foremost, you’ll need to think about the space you have to work with. You can’t start invading your neighbor’s lawn, after all, so careful measuring is key from the get-go. Aside from boundaries with surrounding neighbors, zoning laws and homeowners association restrictions can affect the scope of your project. An experienced firm like Cormack Construction will help you research your options and plan your design accordingly.
2. Retrofitting Your Home Addition
Your existing floor plan obviously plays a big part in your home addition options and your overall costs. Things like plumbing, HVAC, and wiring need to be considered when adding on to your home. “We always talk with our clients about how their current home works and how their systems may need to change to meet their expectations for their home addition,” explains Dave Norton.
You may plan on enjoying your addition for years to come, or you may be looking to add some market appeal before selling. In either case, it’s good to know your investment was spent as wisely as it could have been. It helps to stay up to date on trends in home building and remodeling and their projected value. This will help you determine a realistic budget for the project and know what kind of returns to expect.
4. Planning Your Home Addition
Even the best laid plans can run into trouble, so it’s important to work with an experienced professional when planning your home addition. “One of the ways we help our clients save time and money is by using 3-D design on their home additions,” Norton says. “This allows the client to know exactly what they’re getting before construction begins, avoiding any unforeseen issues, construction delays, or budget oversights,” he adds.
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If you’re planning a new home addition this spring, call Cormack Construction. Our award-winning team of designers and carpenters will create the best plan for your build and bring your vision to life.