The average national cost of adding a room or building an addition to your home is $40,956. However, most homeowners spend between $21,771 and $62,982. This data is based on actual project costs as reported by HomeAdvisor members.
The daunting decision of many homemakers is: whether to buy their dream house or transform their current home into that dream house. Transforming your own home is actually easier because if you decide to go out and buy your home, chances are you won’t find everything on your list.
Once you decide that remodeling is the decision for you that it’s time for an exciting journey. Not only are you about to get the home you’ve always dreamed of, but you’re going to make your largest investment even more valuable.
Do I need an architect?
It depends on the complexity of the addition.
A contractor should be able to handle it without the help of an architect, after all remodeling is what many of them specialize in. However if you’re moving walls, redesigning the way one room flows into another adding a half loft and a spiral staircase or other complicated changes, you may want to consider bringing an architect on board just to make sure all goes well.
The consideration will be, however, an architect is going to add to your costs substantially.
Handyman Alpharetta – How much value will it add?
You may not have intentions to ever sell your home, however you should still always consider what the potential resale value could be.
If you’re making an addition to your home for example, it may be the most expensive remodeling project, but it tends to add the most to resale value. If you’re adding significantly to the square footage of your home, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, your remodel will definitely add to the value of your home.
Agree on Price and Payment Schedules at the Start
Get absolutely everything in writing once you agree on an amount for your remodeling project.
It’s reasonable for contractors to expect some money in advance, and then after specific milestones in the project.
Consider that shelling out too much money could put you at risk and giving too little could put your contractor at risk.
Remember that things will happen. A remodel although exciting can be a little stressful at times, it’s best to prepare yourself in advance.
Ask your contractor’s change-order policy. Once you see your addition come to life, you may change your mind about the colors, fixtures, even the layout of the room. Minimize the conflicts by spelling out, as clearly as possible on the front end exactly what you want the outcome of your remodel to be.
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