A residential alteration or addition can be a useful way to transform your living space into your dream home, create more living space, or simply add extra resale value. If you’re a first-timer, it can also be an intimidating process to think about. But with the right planning, research, discipline, and of course, the right contractor, you can turn the experience into an enjoyable one.
Here’s everything you need to know about a residential alteration and addition.
What’s Your Budget?
Figuring out exactly how much you can spend is important to help determine what type of renovation you want to make to your home.
On average, an alteration is more affordable than an addition, so if you had your heart set on a room addition but your budget is tight, then you should start taking inventory of which rooms in your home could do with a makeover. Home renovations should increase the overall value of your home so it’s important to make sure you’re spending your money on the renovations that pay off in the end.
If you need to opt for a home addition because your family is growing and you need an extra bedroom, then you can consider adding an extra room outside of your house. Adding a room onto your existing home structure can be more expensive so if you have the yard space it could be a good idea to turn an office into an extra kids bedroom and build a new office outside.
Will You Need To Move Out?
Another thing to consider when deciding what home renovation to make is whether it will impact the livability of your home during construction.
Having to find a temporary place to live for your entire family can add even more costs and can be very inconvenient. If you’re choosing a home addition then you might not be able to access a large portion of your home, leaving it rather difficult to live in for the duration of the project.
Small home renovations can be more convenient and give you a greater return on investment. If you’re choosing a kitchen or bathroom remodel, however, then you might also be inconvenienced by being forced to shut your water off or have to get takeout for every meal. Whichever home renovation you choose, it is important to decide on a contractor that works with you to fit your schedule and needs.
Are There Building Restrictions To Worry About?
Building restrictions will certainly vary across different neighborhoods but there will almost always be restrictions in place.
Some building restrictions might include height limits or perimeter restrictions. If you’re feeling worried about your building plans or ideas then you can choose a local contractor that is experienced and knowledgeable about the building restrictions in your area and can inform you of what you can and can’t do.
How Do I Choose The Right Building Team?
Although there are many things to consider when deciding on a home renovation, choosing the right building team to do the job is likely the most important choice to make.
Even though you might think you’ve seen enough interior design shows to make the right design choices for what you want, it is always a good idea to get a professional opinion to help make your dream home a reality. If you’re deciding to make a room addition then it is also important to consult with an architect to make sure you’re maximizing the space and getting the most bang for your buck.
Lastly, you’ll need to choose a contractor. Choosing the right contractor for the job means finding someone that meets your budget and schedule constraints while still bringing your home improvement dreams to life.
Residential Alterations & Additions In Miami-Dade, Broward, & Palm Beach Counties
At Miller Construction & Design, we are experts in our field and offer a wide range of design and contractor services. We specialize in luxury homes and will continuously work to meet your home renovation needs, making us the best choice in home alterations and additions.
Your home renovation doesn’t need to be stressful when you choose the right team to work with you every step of the way. Give one of our experts a call at (561) 988-2637 to find out more today!