Some people who need more space don’t have to add more square footage to their home. By throwing away a few old items and becoming better organized, they will be able to make their space issues go away. So a home addition will not necessarily solve your space problems unless you get other things under control. We can’t really help you with that, but we can build onto your home if you choose to do so. Call Michael Whalen Contracting at 724-335-8515 to discuss your project ideas.
This blog post will help guide every aspect of the process, and even make the best use of limited resources. After you have fully considered other ways to get more space, and you’ve decided that the addition is necessary, these steps will act as the perfect guide.
Set up a Plan for the Project
This involves a lot of factors, and when it is done right, it will help to minimize inconvenience, ensure smooth work flow, and give you value for money. Your plan may include areas where walls will be removed. It will also take into consideration creating an addition without taking away too much of your land space. Don’t begin removing walls if you’re unsure whether or not they are support walls. The last thing you need is your roof caving in.
Select the Right Materials and Contractor
When you make an addition to your home, it should seem like a part of the original structure. For this to happen, you must choose the right materials for the job. You will also need to hire qualified contractors who have experience with these types of projects. The right contractor can help with materials selection, and will ensure that you get the perfect addition to your home. It will also be constructed based on your individual needs. So whether you need more storage or living space, you are covered.
Getting it Built
Once the project gets started, there may be times when you feel overwhelmed. This is part of the reason why the right contractor is such an essential part of the process. We will communicate with you from beginning to end, and give you the updates you need to see that things are going as planned. From the start, the right contractor will help you develop the right expectations so you are not disappointed.
Some homeowners associations enforce space restrictions or have covenants in place that prevent going up another level or building out, in these situations the basement may be the best option. Remodeling a basement is a cost effective way to add a new room, or rooms, to your home. You can take advantage of the already installed wiring and plumbing to create just about any type of space you want.
The basement can also be turned into the ideal entertainment area. Adding to your home will always come with challenges, but we can help you to get the space that matches your needs perfectly. Call us at 724-335-8515 to discuss your home remodeling ideas. We’re located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania and serve the greater Pittsburgh area.