Is your home feeling small? Has your family grown? Do you want more space? Maybe you should consider a home addition? You could add a new bedroom, recreation room, office, or bathroom, but these are challenging projects. After all, there are many things you must consider, such as cost, timeline, hiring a contractor, local building regulations, and more. If you need help with what to do, you have come to the right place.
Guide to Home Additions
Cost of Home Additions
One of the most important things to consider is the cost. However, the price will depend on the type of addition you want, your home, and many other variables. The key is to set a budget for yourself because these additions can run more than a few thousand dollars. HomeAdvisor says a home addition can cost anywhere between $100 and $200 per square foot resulting in the average cost being $50,000. So, you must keep this in mind and set a budget before you opt for a home addition contractor.
Hiring a Contractor
Many people can’t or don’t want to take on a home addition project themselves, so they hire a contractor. If you decide to do it yourself, you must be confident in your skills and know what you are doing. You must also be familiar with local building regulations and codes and follow them. On the other hand, if you decide to opt for a professional, you must do some homework. For example, check their licenses, insurance coverage, experience, training, references, and online reviews. Once you do, you will have an experienced and reliable contractor that will give you precisely what you require.
Home Additions to Consider
If you are considering adding space to your home, here are a few ideas. Of course, the addition should suit the needs of your family.
Sunroom: Such a room will let in lots of natural light and brightens your home. It’s a great place to relax and entertain.
Kitchen: Kitchens are the heart of most homes and a gathering point when entertaining. If you like entertaining, opt for a big and spacious kitchen.
Dormer: Adding dormers to your second floor brings in additional natural light and expands the space. They are a great way to turn unused space into usable space.
Home Office: With more people working from home, create a space with limited distractions to get work done.
Bedrooms: A new bedroom may be needed for a recent addition to the family or to add a guest room for visitors.
Bathrooms: Do you have an older house with only one small bathroom? Having additional bathrooms is great for larger families.
There are many uses for additional rooms: playrooms, game rooms, fitness rooms, hobby rooms – the list is endless. It is all up to you and your family’s needs and wants.
Reliant Home Contractors
Are you ready to add some more living space to your home? Contact us today at 919-229-9370 and see what we can do for you.