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Things You Should Know Before You Begin a Home Addition

Home additions are a great way to extend usable space in your home. Before you get your home addition project started, however, be aware early on that it will be fundamentally different from your typical home improvement project and therefore requires greater planning.

Here are some of the things you should know before you begin a home addition.

Home Additions May Take Up Additional Floor Area

Home additions essentially extend your home’s floor area and will change the shape of your home. Careful consideration has to be made so that it doesn’t crowd the yard or perhaps even occupy it altogether. Additions at the ground level can be beneficial if you’re planning on aging in place; the more you age, the more difficult it will be to climb stairs.

Secondary Story Additions Can Be Less Costly

Home additions can go tall as well as wide. A second story is the ideal home remodeling project if you are planning on having more children, if you need a bigger master bedroom or if you simply have little or no yard area to spare. Unlike a new house, building up is significantly less costly since a new foundation is not required. If you’re unsure of whether or not a second story will work with your home’s existing structure, our consultants can check your home.

Home Additions Will Affect Your Monthly Bills

A home addition increases your home’s usable space, which means it will consume more energy for heating, cooling and lighting, while an extra bathroom will consume more water. So, it’s important to manage your expectations.

Consult With Professionals

Home additions can be more complicated in comparison to building from the ground up because you have to work with the limitations imposed by the existing structure. Consulting with professionals at an early stage can help you determine whether a home addition will be right for you.

To learn more about getting a granny flat or other kinds of home additions, call Marrokal Design & Remodeling today at (619) 441-9300, or fill out our contact form to schedule your in-home complimentary consultation. We are located in San Diego and serve nearby areas, including La Jolla and Poway.

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