Congratulations on finally deciding to put an addition on your home. We know that you will love all the new space that you will be acquiring, once you have everything in place.
Now that you are ready to start your addition, do you have any idea of what you are doing? After all, you can’t just build an addition that looks like a box and think that you can call it a day.
Here are 4 steps that are part of a quick and easy planning guide for your home addition:
Plan Your Addition
You will need to determine what you will like your addition to look like when you are planning your project. No addition is like any other, as they all come in different shapes and sizes. You will need to make sure that the space you are constructing will match the style of your current home and that it is large enough to give you the space that you want and need.
Choose Your Materials
You are going to need numerous materials to complete your addition and you will need to know what each one is before you begin the construction process. By determining which materials you are using in advance, you will avoid delays during the process, because you won’t need to wait for something to arrive that is on back order.
Check Your Utilities
There is a chance that you will need to expand your electrical or upgrade your HVAC unit when you do a home addition. It is always best to have these things checked prior to beginning the construction, so that you can add it into your budget and schedule. There is nothing worse than completing a home addition only to find out that you have no way to heat or cool the space or turn on a light. Finding out at the end of the project may mean a depleted budget or tearing down new walls to install what is needed.
Complete Your Home Addition
Once you have completed all the above steps, you will be ready to complete your home addition. If you planned accordingly, you shouldn’t have too many surprises during the work itself, but a few things may still pop up. We recommend staying patient and thinking positive thoughts, because before you know it, you will be using your new home addition.
Home additions are never easy, but these steps will keep you on track from the conception of the project until it is completely finished.