Tips for Planning Your Custom Home Addition Project
Have you been thinking about a room addition or a home addition? You may be having a baby or preparing for your mother to move in with you, and you just need a bit more living space.
You’re not alone. 55% of people do home renovations of some kind each year.
This is an exciting time to choose how to build your custom home addition!
If you’re ready to start, be sure to follow these tips for your home improvement project!
Know Your Objectives
Before you get started with your home addition, you need to know why you are doing it. What is the purpose behind the addition? Is it a necessity or a lifestyle desire?
The objective may change how you design the floor plan and where you put the addition on your home.
Get Your Legal Documents in Order
While you can get excited about adding a new part to your home, there is much more to do. For starters, you have to get your legal documents in order.
Most likely, you will need to get a permit for any extension that has to be made to your home. You also need a copy of plot plans to understand where your property ends and begins to make sure you don’t infringe on your neighbors.
Having all of this documentation will ensure you don’t do anything illegal or cause any complications.
Know Your Budget
Before you get started, you also need to know your budget. You could spend six digits on an extension, or you could spend a couple of thousand dollars, depending on the addition.
This is why knowing your budget beforehand is crucial to know what you can do with the budget you have.
Choose the Right Company
Once you know why you’re adding an addition to your home and your budget and have your document, you need to choose the right company to work with.
You can ask your neighbors, coworkers, and other people you know for recommendations. You can also look online for local companies that have good reviews.
Before you choose a company, it’s best to ask for testimonials from past clients so you know how the company works with clients and what you can expect.
Plan for More Time
Realistically, these things take more time, and things often go wrong – materials could be delayed, the weather may get in the way, or something else could happen.
Planning for a realistic timeline will ensure you don’t get your hopes up and frustrated as things don’t go as planned.
Get a Custom Home Addition
Using these tips will ensure that you are the most prepared you could be for this home addition.
If you are ready to get a custom home addition, contact us at Bohan Contracting. We have over 25 years of experience to help you build a custom home addition that you love.