When you’ve finally made up your mind about building that new room addition that took you months of deliberation, congratulations because you’re in the right track. As you might have encountered while doing some research, there are a few gray areas that a lot of homeowners worry about. What will the process be like? How will the construction fair? How long will the entire process take? And, how much will it all cost me?
There are some questions that hold back a lot of people on building a room addition Myrtle Beach. Although there is a valid reason to be concerned about the entire endeavor, it’s not something that you should lose sleep over. To point you to the right direction and to take out the hassle in the equation of building a room addition, here are some easy to follow tips:
Plan for the costs ahead
It’s hard to put an exact price tag on your project, particularly as the options of building are without limit. Doing some research beforehand is necessary. If you want to build with specific materials, looking into how much they would cost prior to your build will save you a lot of time later on. Ask yourself some questions. Will plumbing be needed? How will the electric work be? Will this home remodel project requires a new roof? These are a few questions that you’ll be asking yourself that will save you a lot of time when you get to actually build the home addition. Take some time to sit back and think about the possibilities and options to take.
Deal with the right people
You won’t be doing the build yourself. It’s good practice to have a reliable set of contacts for this kind of project. If you haven’t a list of phone numbers to call on, now is the right time to go and make one. Hire an architect for a better design, a construction manager for skilled labor, and more. Here are a few professionals that you should hire:
- A plumber
- Landscaper (if necessary)
- HVAC professional
The list above is just a sample of what kind of trades you’ll be dealing with. You might end up completing your build with only just a few. It’s up to you to do the planning and if you think you’ll be able to DIY some of the easier parts.
Getting to know the local zoning laws and building restriction codes
Each state has its own rules on constructing houses and that also includes any home addition. Before you break ground, consider looking into your local rules and regulations to avoid penalties later in the future. Your home addition must fall into the guidelines of what is legally allowed. This way, you can adjust some details of your build, preventing trouble and problems spiraling out of control later on.
Keeping up with the progress
A home addition doesn’t just magically get done overnight. It will take time and a lot of it depending on how big or how technical your build gets. Regularly inspect when your team of professionals makes any major advancement. Voice out any insights you have so you’ll end up getting what you want. Good communication will always save the day.
Do the prep work in advance
You’ll be taking care of the building area at some point, so better do it as early as possible. This is to prevent any last-minute changes that could stall work and increase your overall build time. Here’s a couple of things that you might want to do:
- Tape on sheeting to entryways that border the construction area and the way leading to your home. This will keep out dust and debris from going in.
- Clean out the construction area. Remove anything you see fit.
- Add plastic sheets or other materials to cover areas that will have heavy foot traffic.
- Move furniture that will obstruct work in the specified area.
Be ready to adapt to the building process
It will take anywhere from a month or more for the build process to be fully completed. The specific time may vary depending on the build. During which, you’ll experience changes with your daily pattern. It will be best for everyone in the home to be aware of the changes and be prepared for it.
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Myrtle Beach, SC