Should You Add On to Your Existing Home?
[fa icon="calendar"] February 15, 2019 / by Home Services Expert
With real estate in the greater Chico and surrounding areas in limited supply, you may be finding that you’ve outgrown your home – but you can’t find an available or affordable home to upgrade to. This is a common scenario for many due to certain factors affecting the local real estate market, particularly an already tight supply along with higher demand after the tragic Camp Fire.
You could certainly stay in the real estate market and hope for the ideal house to come along (at a reasonable price) or maybe wait a year or two and see how things look. Another option is to consider adding onto your existing home.
Maybe you need an extra bedroom or bathroom, or quite possibly you want to design a larger kitchen and eating area and change the floor plan of your home. Whatever ideas and dreams you may have up your sleeve, let Experts In Your Home walk you though the process from start to finish. As a start, here are a few things to consider:
What New Space Do You Need the Most?
You probably already have some ideas about the answer to this question. But this is an important part of the remodeling and construction process. This part can start right where you are, you don’t even need a pro at this point.
Are you looking for more practical space (like an extra bedroom)? Do you need a larger kitchen or desperately need another bathroom? Sometimes an addition is just that – a literal add-on that is an extra room.
Other times a construction project involves creating additional space while also changing part of the layout (expanding the kitchen into an unused old dining room for example). Sometimes an addition goes up to a second floor, sometimes out into the yard.
Give some careful consideration to this question, and feel free to contact an Expert for a free estimate and helpful expertise to guide you through the process of considering your perfect remodel or addition.
How Much will a New Addition Cost? Is It Affordable?
According to HomeAdvisor.com:
“The average national cost of adding a room or building an addition is $43,310, with most homeowners spending between $20,850 and $66,835. This data is based on actual project costs as reported by HomeAdvisor members.
Many homeowners eventually come to that daunting dilemma: whether to buy their dream house or transform their current home into that dream.
Once you make the commitment to build an addition, you've probably decided to go down the latter road. This decision might be something you've long considered, or it may have been thrust upon you by an expanding family. In either case, recognize that this will be a profound investment in time and money, but one that, if done properly, will enhance the value of your most important investment: your home.”
Read more about adding on to your home at HomeAdvisor.com
Should You Be Worried About the Hassle of Being Involved in a Remodeling or Construction Addition Project?
Any time you take on adding to or remodeling your home, there will be some level of stress involved. Parts of your home may not be able to be used temporarily, and during certain times of the day there will be construction activity and noises. We don’t want to minimize the possible stress these things can cause as a very temporary interruption. However, in the long run it can be well worth a minor inconvenience to get the house of your dreams!
One additional thing we’re happy to say at Experts In Your Home is that while some aspects of the construction process involve potential stress, working with our team doesn’t have to. As a Chico and Redding based general contractor, we’re proud to employ licensed professionals in every area necessary to get the job done – all under one roof.
With expert builders, electricians, plumbers and more you can rest assured our team knows what they're doing. Additionally, we offer a dedicated project manager to oversee it all. So, while you may find some level of inconvenience in any construction process, you can have the peace of mind knowing your addition is being handled by the pros.
Want to talk to someone about adding onto your home? Contact Experts In Your Home today! Our construction and remodeling team serves Chico and Redding, CA.