Extreme Exteriors Now - Room Additions
Room Additions are a great solution for providing additional living space to your home, if your family is growing, or is expecting to grow. Room addition costs are also comparatively low compared to selling your existing home and moving to a new and larger home. Room additions, versus buying existing larger homes also offer the opportunity to be creative and to customize future living space. For example, you can elect to add a family room or bedroom, bump out your kitchen, or even build a garage addition with overhead living space.
With room additions, you can aesthetically determine where the room addition ties into the existing home and select all of the exterior and interior finished materials.
Room additions are not unlike building an entirely new home, particularly if the room addition includes a kitchen and/or bathroom. Most, if not all, of the standard trades that are required in building a new home are also necessary for building a room addition.
It is also important to note that a room addition project can be disruptive to the occupants of the home. With a little upfront planning, this disruption can be somewhat mitigated but do not expect a hassle free effort when undertaking the building of a room addition. It is a big home construction project.
Study Existing Home Property Plot Plans
Before jumping into a building a room addition it is important to first look at your property’s plot plan to see what your options are for adding on a home addition. When looking at the plot plans look for the following key items:
- Property setback requirements
- Well Location (If you have an artesian well)
- Septic Tank and Leach Field
- Drainage or Utility easements
- Underground utilities
All of these items will dictate where you can locate your room addition and will be evaluated by Extreme Exteriors Now before we pull a permit for your room addition. After studying the plan, we will walk around your home and take a close look at roof lines, and existing doors and windows.
We pay particularly close attention to the side or sides of the home where you want to add a room addition. We may also want to take a few pictures of this area to help during the sketching and planning stages of your room addition project.
Room Additions and Financing
Unless you are planning to pay cash for your room addition, you will likely need a bank loan. It is important to find out in advance of breaking ground what your budget is for your room addition. Your budget will help determine the size of your room addition and the types of building materials you will use. When planning a room addition it is always important to understand its return on investment potential. Consequently, it is wise to understand how building a room addition will impact the value of your home. The room addition type and size can be a major factor in setting the future value of your enlarged home, and bigger is not always better.
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