Your home needs help. It is bursting at the seams; there is no room for guests, or your kitchen is too small to accommodate the needs of you and your family. Perhaps you want a home office or an entertainment room, and there is just nowhere for it to go with your home’s current layout and design. So you are considering a home addition – building out, up, or down to get the space you really want. Maybe you have even gotten inspiration from your friends, or started considering a budget. Perhaps you have called around for some estimates. That’s all great, but there are some very important things to consider when diving into a home addition project. We are going to go over a few of them here.
Will Your Addition Complete Your House?
Maybe you are super excited about the idea of creating an open floor plan or building out a sunroom, but give it a moment: will this addition actually solve the problem you are having? If you need more space, opening up your floor plan might not give you everything you are looking for. Building out and expanding your ground floor might not be feasible if your home’s on a smaller lot or you are hemmed in by land-use codes. You will want to work with a contractor who can help you visualize your addition and make sure it solves your space issues, so that you are happy with the project once it is finished.
How Much Do You Expect to Spend?
Another thing to really consider is cost. Everyone’s needs and desires are different, of course, but you should do some homework to get a ballpark range of cost for your particular home renovation. Speaking to several local contractors will also give you a good idea of what to expect, but be wary of people who promise you work finished for thousands (or tens of thousands) less than their competitors. While saving money is great, shoddy work on your home is not, and you do not want to have to end up paying more than you spent initially on costly repairs.
Who Do You Need on Your Team?
This is probably one of the most important things to consider and keep in mind as you are choosing a contractor and deciding on your home addition plan. You want to work with a team that is competent and experienced, one who will pay attention to your wants and needs and acknowledge your home’s unique design. Working with a team like the one at Bianco Renovations is a great way to take a lot of the guesswork out of your home addition project, because we provide skilled design-build services to take you through the whole project step-by-step. Plus, working with a design-build team means it is easier for your plans to evolve; design-build contracting teams can take into account anything they find during the initial consultation or any changes you want to make in their initial plans without having to pull a separate architect in to do extra work.
Quality Home Additions
If you keep these details in mind and work with a contractor you trust, you’ll get a stunning home addition that will help you deal with your space issues and get you the room (or rooms) that you need to make your home feel the way you want it. If you are interested in adding on to your home, get in touch with Bianco Renovations today to see what we can do for you!