Remodeling and renovating your home is always an exciting part of being a homeowner. It’s especially exciting when you decide to build an addition to your house. The process of building an addition can be a challenge too. Check out some of the do’s and don’ts of home additions.
Begin with a plan. One of the most important steps in a remodeling project is starting off with a clear design in mind. It takes more than just visualizing your home with the addition. Work with a professional builder so you can have the work done properly and have the permits required by your community. There comes a time to put pen to paper, get those ideas from out of your head, and share with builders. They’ll be able to add to your idea and let you know if anything doesn’t make sense with your construction ideas. The more detail that you include, the better the idea will be expressed to the designer and builder.
Add to your Kitchen. Not many home improvement projects can increase the value of your home like a kitchen renovation can. With recent housing trends, many homeowners are looking to open up their kitchen designs for a more spacious feel. Kitchens are great places for entertaining as well as sharing meals with family and friends. If you ever decide to sell your home, remodeling your kitchen will be a huge boost. The same goes for if you decide to stay.
Add Additional Bathrooms. Bathrooms are always a way to make your home more comfortable and valuable. Additional bathrooms make your home more convenient for guests. Family and friends appreciate the privacy of having more than one bathroom and also allows you to have guests more efficiently.
Be inflexible or stubborn. A home addition is a major undertaking. Listen to the designers and builders that you’re working with. They may be able to spot issues with your design that you’ve overlooked. With large projects, there are tons of considerations in place. Make sure to budget your time and costs, allowing for flexibility because quality work takes time. You don’t want to cheap out on an addition.
Don’t build too much. Know the space that you’ve got to work with. You don’t want to encroach on your yard or outdoor space. Patios and landscaping provide value for your home as well. You don’t want an addition overshadowing the rest of your home. Make sure that the design of your addition makes sense in the grand scheme of your home.
If you’re interested in a home addition, reach out to our team at Morse Construction Co today. We specialize in home additions as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling.