Looking to add some more space to your home? We don’t blame you. This year, thousands of people have realized that they simply need more room in their house. But, how do you get started with planning a home addition project? Here’s what you need to do to have a successful home addition project:
Determine Your Property Lines
The last thing you want to do is build on someone else’s property. So, before you start your home addition project, make sure you locate your property lines and develop a plot plan. Your plot plan should also include your home, landscaping, and the location of utilities. This plan is important because there are local codes that can limit how close you can build to your neighbor.
Identify Your Priorities
What do you want this home addition to be used for? Will it be a gym? A study room? Identifying what the room will be used for will help plan for it. While identifying your priorities, make a list of all the things the room needs to have, and then list all of the things you would like for it to have. This distinction can help you with budgeting later on.
Have a Realistic Budget
A lot of people have an unrealistic idea of how much their home addition project will cost. Home additions can cost anywhere from $14,000 to $150,000. It’s a wide range, so that’s why it’s important to do your research and set a realistic budget for your project. Things such as your desired size, scope, the slope of the land, and geographic location are all things that will affect your budget.
Hire the Right Contractor
Since your home addition project is an emotional and expensive investment, it’s crucial that you hire a contractor that can execute your vision. When looking for a contractor for your project, make sure you ask questions and look at reviews. Lastly, hire a contractor that communicates effectively. A contractor that doesn’t communicate effectively leaves room for misunderstandings. You ask potential contractors about their primary means of communication when you interview them.
The Right Maryland Remodeling Contractor For Your Project
Maryland’s Best Remodeling is ready to help you with your home addition project. As a family-owned business, we pride ourselves on offering fair pricing and transparent communication. You’ll never have to worry about the execution of your home addition project. Contact us today to request your FREE estimate.