Things to Consider Before Adding an Addition to Your Home

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Are you ready for more space? Consider the value of a home addition.

You are sick of sliding by each other in the kitchen, you want to let your son have his own room, or you just want to add some value to your home. All of these are reasons that homeowners consider adding an addition to their homes. However, a home addition is a big decision to make and you shouldn’t rush in without considering the following things.

How Much Will It Cost?

While you might want to avoid thinking about cost until you can’t anymore, it’s something that you should know before you get too far into researching a home addition. The cost of your home addition will vary depending on what type of room you would like to build, the area that you live in, and the quality of materials that you’ll be using. Depending on what area you live in a home addition can run anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 for a bathroom or bedroom. If you plan on adding a large common room to your home, the addition could cost you anywhere up to $100,000. Beyond the direct cost of the addition, keep in mind that your home’s value will increase (as will your homeowner’s insurance).

How Can You Build an Addition with Less…Addition?

If you want to cut costs but still really want a home addition, there are some ways that you can get around a steep bill at the end. Look at the footprint of your home and see if there is a way that you can add a room within your existing home. If you use your basement for your home addition, for example, you can save anything from 25-50% of the home addition cost.

Another way to cut costs during your home addition is by adding the room outside of your home. A stand-alone room or small building can be a great way to get the office space you want, along with some peace and quiet and savings. If you are willing to be creative with your home addition, there are many ways to save money throughout the process.

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