Want to Expand Your Home? Home Addition Tips for Success
Getting a home addition opens up many possibilities for expanded space, better home function, and can prevent the need for a new home. It can also make a recently acquired home into the ideal place to live. If you’ve been shuffling furniture and living situations around but have come to a dead-end because there isn’t enough space, it may be time to think outside of the box, break some walls down — and expand your home.
Home additions are significant investments that are more time-consuming than a typical renovation within an existing structure. Therefore, you’ll need patience, a broad vision, and flexibility to work with your contractors to achieve the final results on schedule. Republic West Remodeling and Habitat Renovations have done many home additions in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area and are ready to help you actuate your plan. Here are our home addition tips for success.
Tip 1: Identify your goals.
If a home addition helps you meet your goals, then it is a project to pursue. There are many reasons why our clients expand their home. Here are two of the most common reasons why homeowners request additions.
- Personal Comfort: Do you love your home and want to stay at your home for a few more decades, but it just feels a bit cramped? In this situation, an addition solves a long-standing issue and makes your home enjoyable.
- Prep for a Future Sale: Is your realtor advising you that a one-bathroom house isn’t as marketable as one with two bathrooms? Adding on a new room to expand your home’s space or create a desired amenity will make your home more saleable.
Overall, the addition should help you meet a worthwhile goal that you deem worthy of your time and money.
Tip 2: Make a plan.
Working with professional contractors who formulate a clear plan is ideal for any home renovation— especially a home addition. Contractors who don’t give a timeline, concrete written plan, or invoice of expected costs aren’t guaranteed to start on time, stick to a budget, or actually create an addition that serves you.
But working with a professional, all-inclusive design and reno service like Republic West Remodeling is the best way to have a solid plan. Our expert team of contractors, designers, project managers, and in house contractors work together to formulate and actuate your plan with 3D rendering software. You’ll get a clear picture of what we’re going to do before we break ground.
Tip 3: Communicate with your contractors.
For the highest level of confidence, it’s essential to know exactly what’s going on throughout the remodeling process. With lone contractors, disorganization is common. But with a professional home renovation team, it’s easy to stay on top of things.
Here, at Republic West Remodeling, we give you a plan book with a detailed timeline of tasks to be completed within a set date. You will also be assigned a dedicated project manager as your direct line of communication to address any concerns and needs during the project.
Tip 4: Ask for transparency in prices.
Before you begin the remodeling process, it’s crucial to get a guaranteed quote based on an itemized invoice. In this way, you can see exactly where your money is going. You should see that the contractor is doing everything they can to satisfy your vision while staying within your budget. If they cannot produce an invoice and a timeline of when they plan to start and finish, then you should reconsider going forward with the company.
Republic West Remodeling offers a dream assurance plan that ensures a transparent and professional experience throughout the entire remodeling process. We give our clients an invoice for every factor that contributes to the final cost. For a home addition which involves even more intricate steps than minor remodels, staying faithful to a budget is critical.
Tip 5: Assess the emotional value of the project.
We talk a lot about numbers and plans, but it’s also important to consider the emotional component of a renovation. Expanding a home brings new possibilities to property owners. Maybe you always dreamed of hosting a big group for a holiday but never had enough space. Perhaps clutter has been a problem for years, and you desperately need that over the garage loft so that you can breathe at home. If the results bring considerable joy and improvement to your lifestyle, then it is a worthy pursuit.
Home Additions in Metro Phoenix
Republic West Remodeling and Habitat Renovations are experts in creating quality home additions while offering transparency and professionalism throughout the remodeling process.
Contact us for a free consultation and to find out if a home addition your next step to a new home experience.