Home Addition Tips And Advice
It is critical to sit down with your partner and discuss the goals of a home addition.
You’ll need to review what a new home addition will accomplish for you and your family, and determine if the cost and difficulties of the process are worthwhile.
Assess the function of the home addition. Are you increasing the square footage of your home to increase its value or to create a private retreat/ guest area?
Get new ideas for the new space’s design, layout, and functionality. You can find ideas on home design magazines, Pinterest, Instagram, and even touring show homes are great places to get ideas. Our Romo Remodeling gallery page has great high quality pictures to look over for ideas and inspiration.
Another great option in this day and age is to look at new social medias like TikTok under hashtags for home addition, or remodeling.
Plan Your Budget
Before contacting a contractor, you can conduct your own research into the cost of your home addition plans. A rough estimate can be obtained by researching previous projects in your area. Following a rough estimate, you may need to meet with several contractors to find the best fit for your project.
Each home addition project is unique, so are the costs. A second story addition could cost between $90,000 and $550,000, whereas a building could cost between $10,000 and $30,000. Only a professional contractor like Romo Remodeling in Houston can provide you with an accurate estimate of the project’s costs.
Get your permits
Obtain (or make sure your contractor will get) all necessary permits for your home addition project. Contact your municipality and inquire about the permits required for your project. If stated in the contract, your contractor can get the permits on your behalf.
Determine What You Need
Determine what you’ll need for your new home addition while staying within your planned budget. If you’re on a tight budget, add only the necessities to this list and then buy the finer details for your room when you can afford them.
You may choose to design your home addition plans with the help of a ‘design-build contractor’ or an architect. A design-build contractor is a building contractor who does not use an architect and instead hires an in-house designer to create the plans. Romo Remodeling takes care of the design process. Making this process easier when planning a home addition in Houston.
Set Your Expectations
When it comes to home remodeling in Houston, or anywhere else, it’s best to remember to be realistic about time frames and budget. A home addition may take a little longer or a lot longer than you anticipated, which can eat into your budget.
Remember that you may need to be flexible with your budget and project timeline, and that patience is essential!
Looking for contractor expertise?
Romo Remodeling provides specialty construction expertise for all of your home addition needs.
We are a licensed and bonded general contractor in Houston, Texas, and we will be with you every step of the way throughout your home remodel, repair, or addition.