Have you outgrown your space? If your home no longer feels like it fits your needs, it may be time to consider a new home addition or renovation. However, as you prepare for an upcoming home improvement project, there are some important things to consider before you get started. Keep reading for our tips on planning for a new home addition or remodeling project!
Clarify Your Property Lines
The Andrus Built team strives to help our clients make the very best of their available space. But, to do that, we need to know what space you have! Determining your home’s property lines will make project planning easier and ensure your new home addition isn’t violating any building codes or city ordinances. If you don’t have a survey of your land, hire a surveyor to assist.
Consider Your Space
Before meeting with a contractor, consider what you are looking for in your new space. Think about what you want your home addition to look like and start sketching out your thoughts. It’s also helpful to think about how you plan to use the space. Will it be a family hang-out spot? Is it a home office that needs extra privacy from the rest of the home? Any consideration you put into a project before meeting with your contractor will make that first consult that much easier!
Get the Timing Right
Depending on the size and scope of the project, your new home addition will likely take some time to complete. Plan your schedule accordingly. It’s also important to recognize that the timeline may be extended if the project falls during the holidays or bad weather.
Secure the Proper Permits
A surefire way to stop a project in its track and send it off schedule is not to have the proper permits. So before your contractor gets started, make sure they’ve visited your local city government and secured the necessary permits to move forward.
When you’re ready to start planning your new home addition or renovation, contact Andrus Built! Our skilled team would love to help you get your project underway!