There's plenty to be considered and Queenstown builders can help you through the processes.
Adding an addition to your house can be an easy and inexpensive way to increase your living space and enhance your quality of life. Perhaps extending your kitchen, adding a bathroom or building a second story master suite bedroom is just the perfect answer to your living problems.
You would be amazed at how much easier life can be with a little extra space added to your home. Imagine if you and your family didn’t have to fight over the same bathroom or what if there was an extra bedroom so that everyone in the house could have their own private space? Little things like this can make a huge difference in a household and is almost always well worth the expense.
Below you will find a few of the first steps that need to be take before attempting to add on to a home.
Property Lines: The first step requires you to locate your property lines and develop a plot plan. The plot plan should include your home, landscaping and the location of all of the utilities. This information is important because when developing your design you want to abide by any local building codes that restrict you from building too close to your neighbor.
Developing a Design: The next step requires you to develop a design that compliments your existing floor plan. You will need to look at the structure and the floor plan of your home and figure out the best way to integrate an addition. It is recommended that you get the help of a residential designer or architect and work with them to develop a plan. The plan should provide the most attractive, useful and economical addition to your home.
Add Detail to Your Plans: In order to complete your plan and receive an estimate on how much your new home addition will cost you, you will first need to detail every inch of the plan. This detailed plan should include a description of what materials will be used and the scope of the work to be done. Keep in mind, the more detailed you are the better off you are.
Home Addition Estimates: Even if a group of people are looking at the same set of plans for a new home addition, the cost of each individual project will vary. This is true because the cost of products and materials for each unique addition will lower or raise the cost of the project. In order for a builder to provide an accurate estimate, there needs to be a detailed plan written out that includes what products will be used and what exact work needs to be done.