Home additions are a great way to add extra space to your home, although this process requires detailed planning and professional help. Only reputable contractors should complete this project, and if this is something you are interested in, you need to first ask yourself the following questions:
Does my budget allow for this kind of project?
You must consider your finances, which is the most critical question you must ask yourself before starting on a home addition project. Determine how much you can spend and whether this amount would be manageable, as this information will help you hire the right contractors.
Are home additions allowed in my neighbourhood?
Always review the zoning laws in your neighbourhood to determine if additions can be made. Knowing what is restricted is also a must, as this will prevent headaches and costly problems. Every city has its own local zoning regulations, and you can encounter challenges if you are unaware of this information.
What type of home addition is best for me and my family?
You need to have a good idea of the kind of home addition you want. Whether it’s to expand your kitchen space, add guest rooms, or create a larger entertaining area, knowing what you want will help ensure a more enjoyable process.
Will my addition be compatible with my current home?
You must consider aesthetics. The home additions must blend with the existing designs, and your home needs to appear presentable from the outside. Shape and size are both fundamental and impactful elements. While making home additions can expand your living space, you must focus on the overall picture to ensure the addition is compatible with the current plans.
Will this addition be beneficial to my home in the future?
More space is essential, but your property’s value must also be considered. A home addition should benefit your home, and the amount of money you spend on the home addition should contribute to your home’s value. This is true even if you do not plan on selling your home in the near future.
Should I build up or out?
This decision will depend on the space, what you wish to do with it, and any bylaws. If you want to add a new floor to your house, you need to ensure the existing house and foundation can handle the weight. A home addition should blend with the rest of the home so that it is more complementary than an eyesore.
Working with a reputable contractor is a must, and if you are considering home additions, kitchen renovations, or basement renovations you can rely on Titan Contracting. We have years of experience in this field and consistently deliver professional, quality results.
Contact us at 613-618-3124 for more information about our home addition services!