You can choose from several types of additions for an average house, including ground level additions, second floor additions and detached additions. Our experience includes custom home building so we are able to take on the biggest projects without compromise to the quality of the design, construction or management of your project.
An extra room means exactly that. Homeowners who choose this type of an addition often do so to add a family room, bedroom, multiple spaces or a rental unit on the property. When you want to add an additional room to your home, you typically have two options: build out or build up.
This is a major construction project that involves creating an additional building structure and integrating it with the rest of the home:
Assemble will design a look that is cohesive with the rest of your home, which will help enhance the resale value
Hire a structural engineer to make sure the plans are safe and sound
Review zoning variance
This involves adding a room at ground level, which is one of the most popular types of additions. These options increase the footprint of your home by extending the house’s perimeter outward, which offers minimal disruption to the rest of the home.
If you want to expand your living space without increasing the footprint of your home, building up is a great option. For this type of addition, you add a room to the second story, or you could add an entire second story onto a one story home. Even though we won't need to create a new foundation, we may need to strengthen the existing foundation to support the extra weight.
Detached additions can range in style and price, with prefabricated, simple shed-like rooms without electricity or heat, to full guesthouses that share similar costs as a detached garage addition,
Are you building the addition from the ground up? Some factors needed to determine the plan are the excavation needs. Should it match your home. Access to the addition if you intend on using it as a rental unit. Are you building the addition from the ground up?
Will the Addition Add Value to Your Home?
Even if you have no plans to sell anytime soon, consider the resale value of your project. You might not always turn a profit on your home-expansion investment, but you should go into the job with realistic expectations about at least some kind of payback.
Because they're among the most expensive home projects, additions sometimes return less on your investment than remodels. If you're significantly adding to the square footage of your home or adding important types of rooms, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, your investment may pay off considerably.
ASSEMBLE will walk you through the process to ensure that you are making the right decisions based on your goals, needs and lifestyle.
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