A home addition can be an exciting development for you and your home, because you will finally have the space that you want and need. Before you begin your home addition though, you will need to make a few decisions, including where the addition will be located and how you will use the space.
Here are 5 factors to consider when building a home addition:
Type of Addition
Home additions can be done at ground level, or they can be done as a second floor. You can even choose to have a detached addition constructed on your property. Most people prefer to build out, as it is usually the less intrusive option. However, going up a level and adding a second floor will always give you more room, as you are essentially doubling your living space. Not too many people choose a detached addition, but you may want to consider it if you need a space that is quiet for work.
The cost of your addition is going to depend on many factors, including how large the new space is going to be. Demolishing other parts of your home to incorporate the addition will increase the cost, as will the possibility of replacing the roof and siding so everything matches.
Hiring an Architect
Depending on how complex your home addition is, you may need to hire an architect to get things going. This will increase your costs, but the value of your home will also increase, and you won’t face as many issues during the construction process.
Increased Home Value
There is not always a huge return in investment on home additions, but that isn’t to say that you won’t recoup some of your money. We never recommend building a home addition to increase your home’s value. Instead, we recommend that you do it so that you can fully enjoy your home.
Agree on Final Price and Payment Schedules Beforehand
You should never start construction on a home addition without having all the details figured out and in writing first. This is especially true for the final price and when the money is going to be due.
Home Remodeling and Additions in Albuquerque
Once you have figured all these things out, give us a call and we’ll help you with all of the details. We can help you acquire the required permits as needed, plan where your home addition will go, the purpose it will serve, and which materials will best suit the project. The process may be long, but before you know it, you will be enjoying your new space even more than you thought you would.