There are many reasons why you would want to build an addition to your home. However, despite the reasons for needing or wanting to increase the size of your house, you should consider some factors beforehand. These include the cost, why you want the expansion, and who will be doing the work. Hendren Construction Company, LLC, in Albuquerque has the experience and expertise to help you design and build a home addition that will improve your lifestyle. Call us to schedule an appointment at 505-991-0063. Let’s take a look at five things you should consider before building your home addition.
The purpose of the addition is of prime importance, as you need to design to suit this purpose. If you need to add a bedroom for a teenager or a nursery for a baby, you will need different designs and even the size of the new room will have to be considered. Every family goes through lifestyle changes, there’s no reason to sell your existing home to buy a larger one every time your family’s lifestyle is challenged by the size or shape of your home.
Depending on what you are planning to add, you will need to get the required permits. For example, a new level may need special zoning permissions that a deck may not. To be on the safe side, you need to check or better yet, have a contractor who knows the building codes exist and how to remain compliant. We have the experience needed to acquire building permits on your behalf and stick to the guidelines.
In most cases, having an addition built to your existing home can mean lots of upheaval and inconvenience. Apart from the noise and dust nuisance, you may be unable to use the area where the work is being done. This means having to decide whether it is feasible to remain at home while the project is underway. Some families plan to spend the required time with family members or in a hotel during the renovation where others would rather continue to live in the home. The choice is entirely yours.
Is there Value in the Addition?
This question should not be taken lightly. Depending on the addition, the monetary value of your house could increase. If you are planning to sell the house at some point in time, the right addition can make a significant difference in the price you can get for it. Likewise, a good design can boost the curb appeal, which is an important factor for many homeowners.
Choosing the Right Contractor and Avoiding Headaches
The right contractor is also important when you are considering an addition to your house, whether it is a deck, a porch, another room or even an entire new level. The right contractor can help keep your expectations realistic. Many homeowners get carried away with the amazing transformations they see on TV and want to do the very same thing at home. While getting the addition built may be possible, experienced builders will be able to do the job in such a way that the addition actually looks like it belongs to the main house. Way too often, an addition just does not suit the original structure due to design and structural issues.
Also, depending on your zoning laws, the size of the land you have and your budget, some additions are just not realistic. Give us a call at Hendren Construction Company, LLC, at 505-991-0063 any time to discuss your home renovation or home addition ideas.