Questions To Ask When Doing A Home Addition
A home addition is an amazing way to customize your home in the way you’ve always wanted. If you’ve ever been looking for extra home space, a place that is designed from scratch and something you can call your own, then this is for you.
Not only does it come as a benefit to you, but if you decide to sell down the road it also adds value to your home that it did not have before.
With all of its benefits, chances are you will want to get started right away! This is completely understandable, but it is a good idea to ask yourself some important questions before implementing a project as drastic as this. We here at Lions Den Construction have come up with some questions you may want to ask yourself before implementing one below.
1.What Is The General Idea For Your Space?
This seems like the most obvious, but you want to be sure that you have a full grasp on your general idea so you can dig deeper and ask more detail-oriented questions, such as:
- What will be the function of this room?
- Am I looking to add a bedroom or washroom?
- Is my goal to simply add space to an existing room?
- What key features do I want to incorporate?
- How will it impact the future sale of my home?
When you are looking to add space to your home, you can do many other things that don’t include a home addition. Things such as finishing a basement, knocking down walls or adding a simple bump-out are highly effective ways to make your home both look and feel bigger. This will also save you a lot of money that you would have otherwise spent on a home addition.
2.Should I Build Up Or Out?
Now that you have figured out what your space is going to be for, it is time to decide where it is going. There are two main options when performing a home addition, and that is to build up or build out. This will mostly depend on how you want to improve your space, how much outdoor space you have, and what abides by Toronto bylaws.
If you want to add an extra floor to your home, it is important that you get a contractor to inspect the foundation to make sure that your home can support the extra weight. On the other hand, if you want to build outwards, this means you will have to sacrifice some of your yard space.
Finally, you want to be sure that your home addition blends in with the rest of the home. Adding space is great, but there’s nothing worse than having a part of your home stick out like a sore thumb. Make sure you implement it so it works with the house and not against it.
3.How Should I Get The Job Done?
There are a number of companies to choose from when you want to go through with a home addition. You can, alternatively, do the job on your own, but this requires a high amount of skill and hard work to avoid problems or, in worst cases, injury. To avoid all of these risks, you should choose a construction company like ours here at Lions Den Construction. Our highly experienced team can help bring your home addition dreams to life, so why wait any further? To learn more about our custom built homes in Toronto, be sure to call us at (416) 893-8318 today!