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Saturday, 22 July 2017

4 Tips to putting an addition on to your home

Adding an addition on to your home can be an exciting endeavor. The thought of increasing your square footage and allowing for more living space in your home for your family to enjoy is quite a thrill to think about. While exciting and something to look forward to, there is a great deal of work that goes in to adding on to your house. This article will share a few tips on how to put an addition on to your home.

Hire a dumpster service. Before you begin, you will want to hire a service such as Eagle Dumpster to put a large receptacle in your driveway. It is convenient as they will drop off a large dumpster and pick it up after your project is complete. After they pick it up, they will drive your waste to a landfill. You need not worry about taking the garbage to a dumpster on your own as it will be taken care of for you. Hiring a dumpster is well worth the money and can save you a great deal of time and stress while the addition is being constructed.

Check with your local town about permits. Before you begin adding on to your home, you will want to make sure that you have applied for and received all necessary permits for your area. It is also smart to check with your neighborhood association and make sure that they accept your addition. Some associations have strict rules or parameters about what homeowners can add on to their property.

Choose materials. You will want your addition to blend in with the rest of your structure so it is important to choose your building materials wisely. In addition, it is important to hire experts who can help you with the roofing and foundation. It is not wise to attempt to install a roof or set the foundation on your own if you are not a professional. Doing so could cause great structural damage in the future. It is best to hire the appropriate experts and professionals to help with your addition so that is can be enjoyed by your family for many years to come.

Budget. Adding an addition on to your home can be a costly venture. It is important that you budget appropriately and leave some room for extra expenses in case you come across a problem that needs to be remedied before the build can continue. It is wise to play to spend up to $800 per square foot. In fact, it is estimated by some hardware stores that a 500 square foot addition can cost up to $65,000 or more. While budgeting for an addition is one aspect of the project, you also need to budget for the new spaces’ furnishings. It would not be fun to only budget for the addition and then not be able to furnish the space with items that are necessary for your family to use it.

Mummy B xoxox

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