Needing a bigger home doesn’t always mean you have to move. Sometimes, getting more floor space is simply a matter of pushing out the boundaries of your existing home with a well-planned addition. If you need a home office, guest bedroom, workshop or bigger garage, consider plotting an expansion. It’s probably not as difficult as you might think! Want to know what to consider when building home additions in Tyler, TX? Read on!
Capitalize on the views
That old saying about “location, location, location” holds true here. You bought your home and the views that come with it for a reason, so make sure your home addition capitalizes on them, rather than detracting from them. For example, don’t push out a garage if it is going to block the view from your dining room. If you ever go to sell your property, a prospective buyer will need to weigh whether having a bigger garage is worth it if they have to stare at a wall every time they sit down to dinner.
Plan big, scale down carefully
Dreaming never hurt anybody, so dream big here. If you are dreaming of a grandiose study or home office, see how close to that dream you can get. You can always back off from the original plan, but knowing the general direction you would like to take is very important here. Chances are, a professional team will be able to consider your dream addition and your budget and offer you alternatives that you can comfortably afford.
Stick with the style and scale
We’ve all seen additions that forever transformed a home for the worse. Maybe a homeowner shot too big, or decided to stray from the overall style of their home. Whatever the case may be, they now have an addition that looks out of place. To avoid this type of residential tragedy, consult a professional architect and weigh the style of your home against the dream overhaul you have in mind. You’ll be glad you did!
Understand the applicable laws
Here’s where the professionals come in. The rules and requirements that come with a remodel or addition are too numerous for anyone other than a professional to know, so rely on them to get the inspections and rules under control. That being said, it’s your job to make sure the company is licensed and bonded and have skin in the game when it comes to playing by the rules. You’ll hear horror stories about contractors bailing on a job that doesn’t meet code and leaving the homeowners to deal with the fallout. Don’t let yourself be one of those people. Do your research and be cautious—this is your home, after all!
Here at Canfield Construction Management, creating home additions in Tyler, TX is one of our specialties. Whether you envision a new bedroom, kitchen, garage, pushing a room out to the patio or building a sunroom, we can do it all. If you would like more information about home remodels and renovations, don’t hesitate to contact our team!
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