People sometimes consider a home addition for years before they sit down with a contractor to discuss the possibilities. The hesitation can occur for many reasons, such as not having a realistic budget for the home addition or not clearly defining the reasons for wanting to add to the home. The benefit of taking the time to work through these common issues is that you will have a much clearer idea of how to proceed with your plans.
Why Do You Want to Add to Your House?
Keep in mind there is no right or wrong answer to this question, only what works best for your family and situation. For example, maybe you plan to welcome more children to your family over the next several years and know you will need a bigger home before you can do that.
You could have received a significant bump in your income and want to invest some of it into feeling more comfortable at home. Yet another typical reason that people choose to expand is that they want to increase the value of their home before placing it up for sale. Articulating your reasons for wanting to embark on a home improvement project makes the next steps much easier.
How Much Will a Home Addition Cost?
Diamond Hill Builders is happy to provide you with a free estimate for any type of home addition you are considering. We invite you to complete the linked form to receive a cost estimate that will help you prepare a remodel budget. Be sure to include as much information as possible to receive the most accurate estimate. You can also let us know the range you would like to spend on the project. We will recommend specific services to help you stay within that range.
Consider the Benefits and Risks of Do-it-Yourself vs Hiring a Contractor
Homeowners who want to save money sometimes go the DIY route without considering whether they have the necessary experience to do the job right. Unfortunately, we have seen this decision cost homeowners more money than they would have spent hiring a professional for the home addition from the start.
The last thing you want is to end up with materials worth thousands of dollars that you cannot use. You also need to consider that you have no warranty to cover damage caused by mistakes that you made yourself, some of which may not be obvious until you have finished the home addition. Hiring a home addition contractor ensures competent professionalism and a service guarantee.
If you still owe a mortgage on your home, check with your lender and homeowners’ insurance agent before proceeding with the home addition. This is necessary because you do not technically own the home yet.
Diamond Hill Builders Now Booking Projects for Fall 2021
We are not currently available for spring and summer of 2021 due to the high demand for our quality craftsmanship. However, we encourage you to get your name on the list for fall. This will give you a jump-start on the seasonal demand and the ability to finish your project before winter.