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How to Approach and Plan your Main Line Home Addition

Home Additions Main Line A large, pale-red brick home with a rear additionA home addition works on multiple levels. An addition can add space to your house and reconfigure the layout so the flow works better for you. Like any major project, additions take thought, a budget and planning. One of the first steps to take is to find a contractor that can guide you through the process and make it a positive experience. Mazzi Contractors has the experience to help you with your Main Line home addition.

Getting Started on your Addition

Budget

Your first step to planning an addition is deciding on a budget. Your budget will influence the scale of the project, or even the type or size of the room you elect to add on. When budgeting, talk with your contractor. An experienced contractor will be able to give you a more accurate scope of the cost of materials, time and labor. A contractor can bring up any issues you may face regarding plumbing, wiring and anything else that may create some challenges. A few things to keep in mind as you work on your budget are:

Spending limit. You need to determine how much you want to, and can afford to, spend.

Where the money will come from. Do you have savings, or will you use home equity or another type of loan or credit?

Set priorities. You may not be able to afford everything you want with the addition. Have very clear priorities so you make sure those aspects are covered.

Additions versus Remodels: Look at them as the Same Thing

Home remodeling industry experts urge homeowners to look at additions as remodels because you want the addition to become a part of your home: an extension rather than a jarring feature. Main Line home additions cost, on average, twice as much as remodels when comparing one-room remodeling projects to one-room home additions. In some cases, by approaching your addition as a remodel, you may even be able to save money by reconfiguring your existing space. You may still choose to add on, but if you open up what you already have, you may be able to reduce the size, and therefore the costs, of the addition.

An experienced architect and contractor will work with you to show you how to remodel/add on in a way that is seamless. The architect and contractor consider utilities, outside appearance and many other factors that will help reflect the original structure. Ask yourself a few questions to fine-tune your image of what you are looking to accomplish with an addition:

  • What is the purpose of the space I want to add?
  • Do I have the additional square footage necessary to make it happen?
  • Can I reconfigure to maximize the functionality of the home or reduce the size of the addition?

Once you have your budget decided and questions answered, you can craft the final plans with your contractor and get ready to enjoy your new space!

Trust Mazzi Contractors

When you are ready to start your Main Line home addition, contact Mazzi Contractors. Mazzi Contractors offers free estimates and will work with you to make your home addition dream a reality.

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