No matter if your family has grown and you need some more space or you’ve always wanted an office in your house, choosing to add a room to your house is a big decision to make. Room addition projects are a large investment of your time and your money, and you want to make sure that you are making the right choice. Before the hammers begin to swing, there are many things that you need to consider. In this post, we’ll be providing a quick guide to planning your home addition in Metro Detroit so that you can have confidence knowing that everything will turn out the way that you envision. When you have decided to start the project, don’t hesitate to contact the general contractors at Masterworks Contracting!

Weigh Your Options

As we said, you want to make sure that a room addition is the right thing to do, so you’re going to want to take a considerable amount of time to assess your current situation and your options. Could a home renovation project work? Maybe you could take out some interior walls to create the space that you need or utilize the basement or the attic. Make sure that a room addition is truly what you need before pulling the trigger on the project.

Make a Plan

When you know that an additional room is what you need, you’re going to want to start the planning process. Really think about your needs and what the room should have. Think about the current layout and style of your home and make sure that your vision matches the rest of your house.

Create a Budget

Obviously, a home addition is going to cost money, and you want to be sure that the project doesn’t get out of hand and you find yourself in debt or with an incomplete home addition. When you’re figuring out your budget, make sure to calculate all of the costs required such as the materials, equipment, permits, and of course labor. If you have no idea how to add up the costs, don’t worry. Our general contractors will be able to give you a free estimate.

Speak to Your Neighbors

Whether you have a good relationship with your neighbors or not, it’s important to go talk to them before the project begins. Be specific with details, such as the scope of the home addition and the time frame it will take to get it complete. That way, there will be no complaints during the build which could cause delays.

Find the Right General Contractors

You might think that doing it yourself could save you time and money, but unless you have vast experience in construction then you’ll want to reconsider. Not only is it dangerous to take on the project on your own, but without knowing about local permits or codes, the city could shut it down or the completed work won’t turn out like you hoped. Now we may be biased, but Masterworks Contracting is the one for the job. We have over 20 years of combined construction experience and are dedicated to making sure that all the work that we do exceeds expectations. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and let’s build you a home addition!