A Guide To Building A Home Addition

home additionWhether you need another room for a new family member or you would like to add more value or comfort to your house, there are a few things you need to take into account before building a room addition. The best home addition are carefully planned and not completed hurriedly, an impulsive or split second decision usually results in additional cost without adding more value. In case you would like to have an addition to your Myrtle Beach home, here are a few steps to make sure that the whole process is valuable and seamless.

Why Are You Building The Home Addition?

Although this may seem like an obvious question, several homeowners don’t think about it. So, don’t forget to ask yourself why you want this home addition. In case the answer is not convenience, or improving the value of your home, or adding luxury, then this project isn’t a good thing to do. One good reason to avoid a room addition is because you’ve got extra cash lying around. This commonly winds up costing you more later on, since plans are lax and there is really no good reason for the purchase.

Who Do You Need To Hire?

The biggest decision you have to make when you have decided to proceed with your addition is selecting the contractors. While you are looking for these contractors, be sure that you search for great reviews, meet with them personally, and find out if they are affiliated with the Better Business Bureau. It’s also an excellent money saving tip in case you come across a general contractor that offers electrical, plumbing, carpentry, as well as other trades in a single place. By looking for a one-stop business, you will not have to haggle and also deal with different contractors, providing you peace of mind and an environment that’s free of stress.

Updating Systems

If you want to build a home addition Myrtle Beach, it’s also a good time to make updates to a few of the other parts of your house. In case you have a single pane, outdated windows, a drafty attic or an inefficient HVAC unit, replacing them when there are general contractors in your house already. You could also add your home addition with these updated units. For instance, install a new ductless unit or take the current ductwork and link it to the new home addition. Hire a licensed HVAC contractor to provide you with an in-home evaluation to determine what it is you can improve in your house during the home improvement.

What About The Cost?

Always remember that you should at least break even when it comes to a home addition. For instance, if you construct a home addition that’s worth $10,000 to add to your home value by about $5000, then it’s definitely not worth the hassle. Generally speaking, home additions are between $200 and $600 per square foot. Anything less than that should be a red flag of substandard work, and anything more than that means somebody is hanging you out to dry. Additionally, any home addition that need plumbing and not only electrical and framing offers more costs.

Be sure that you plan ahead and make a budget so you do not bleed out money. Additionally, keep in mind that a boost in the size of the house will also increase your annual tax bill. So be sure that you plan accordingly.

Call Keystone General Contracting for professional help in building your home addition.

Keystone General Contracting
Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 465-0685