After much research, you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to start planning your home addition. When everything is said and done, adding onto your house will give you more space, improve your quality of life, and enhance the resale value of your property. Before moving forward with your home addition project, consider these key questions.
Will building an addition add value to my home?
Always evaluate the resale value of your project. To maximize your return on investment, incorporate features and amenities into your home addition that are highly sought-after in your area. If you’re looking for a place to start, consider which features will add value to the lives of the future owners of your home while also enhancing your quality of life.
Energy Star qualified windows, doors, and skylights are a wise investment for both you and the environment. Windows that are Energy Star certified reduce household energy bills by an average of 12 percent while minimizing your home’s carbon footprint. Homes that are energy efficient save money and remain appealing to buyers regardless of changes in the housing market.
Flooring is another major investment that adds value to your home. Go with durable options that stand the test of time. Some of the most enduring flooring options include natural stone, bamboo, ceramic, porcelain, and solid hardwood. In areas frequented by bare feet such as bathrooms, integrating heated floors adds an extra layer of luxury to your home.
Investing in smart home technology boosts your home’s value, safety, and connectivity. Installing smart lighting, thermostats, security systems, and wireless speaker systems to your addition make the space more functional. These technologies also make your home a safer, more efficient place to live.
What inconveniences should I consider when planning a home addition?
Home additions enhance the function and value of your house, but there are many phases to execute before enjoying your new space. First, you may need to relocate your daily activities to a new portion of the house while you wait for the addition to be completed. When expanding or remodeling your kitchen, keep in mind that you will likely have to position a temporary kitchen elsewhere in the house.
Adding onto your home can be a noisy experience, if you have small children it may be wise to make plans to relocate to a friend or relative’s house for a portion of each day to get some quiet time. Many homeowners, depending on the size and timeline of their home addition, choose to temporarily move out.
Dust is an unavoidable fact of any home addition or remodel. To avoid being unnecessarily inconvenienced by dust, be sure to cover up all of your furnishings and put protective plastic over doorways and large openings. Also consider the season you want to start and finish your project, bearing in mind that using central air conditioning is not recommended when excessive dust is present in the home.
Who should I hire for my home addition?
When adding onto your home, choosing a full-service design build firm for your project is the best investment of your time and money. With all the necessary construction professionals under one roof guiding you through the process, design build methodology is based on making the construction process as streamlined and stress-free as possible. With Factor Design Build and our fixed-cost pricing, your budget will be clearly outlined from the onset of your project with a reliable, single point of contact available to you throughout the at all stages of the process.
When should I start?
There is no better time to start your home addition project than right now. The experienced professionals at Factor Design Build are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact our experts today to get underway with your addition and make the most of your home.
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