Building a home addition will expand your home’s available living space, improving both comfort and functionality. In many cases, it is a more affordable alternative to moving out. Before contacting a remodeling contractor for this project, however, there are a few things you need to ask yourself. JLR Home Renovation explains more below.
How Will This Addition Work With the Rest of My House? It takes careful planning and a good eye for design to integrate a new addition into the rest of the home. You need to consider how well the interior decor and finishes match and think carefully about how to integrate modern amenities with your home’s design.
Are There Zoning Restrictions? Many areas and communities have rules about what you can build and where you can build it. Typically, you’re not allowed to build anything within 20 feet of the front of your property, 15 feet of the rear, and 7.5 feet of either side. We recommend working with a home addition and basement remodeling professional when planning this project.
What Are My Goals? When starting a big remodeling project, it’s important to have a clear list of goals and priorities. Imagine your ideal home and think of ways a home addition can help you make it a reality. Then work with your contractor to develop a plan that fits your budget and achieves your goals.
If you plan on building a home addition, then it’s might be a good time to start a bathroom remodeling project as well. JLR Home Renovation can help you with all of your remodeling needs. We serve Elizabethtown, Hummelstown and Hershey, PA. Call us at (717) 306-9555 to learn more about our services and products. You can also get a free estimate.