If you love your current home, but wish it had a little more space, it’s time to think about investing in a home addition. Expanding your home allows you to keep what you love, while adding some things off of your family’s wish list!
If planning a home addition feels overwhelming to you, not to worry. At JBDB, we’re well-versed in helping clients start this exciting home project.
How to Plan a Home Addition
Here are a few actions to take as you begin the home addition process:
1) Ask Why
Consider why you want this addition. Is it to have another bedroom for your expanding family? A four season room to take advantage of the outdoors? Identifying your reasons early on can help with decision fatigue down the line, and help you determine the best way to expand your square footage.
Write down your “whys” and post them somewhere visible. This inspiration helps keep you connected to your original goals.
2) Get Inspired
From home magazines to Pinterest, to checking out a newly remodeled home in your area, inspiration is everywhere. Start collecting images in a centralized place online or in a notebook. This will go a long way in articulating your vision to your design-build team. Speaking of which…
3) Create a Budget
Once you have the project scoped, think about how much you want to set aside for your project. JBDB’s team works with homeowners to determine a realistic budget, and creates a clear plan before the project even begins – so there are no surprises.
4) Hire a Design-Build Team You Trust
When it comes to your design-build team, trust, communication, and expertise is key. Find the company best suited to your needs by asking thoughtful questions during your consultation, reading through their reviews, and perusing past projects.
JBDB has an outlined process that helps take the stress out of a remodeling project. From start to finish, we provide support to help achieve the goals you have for your home.
5) Begin the Design
Now that you’ve thought about the purpose of your addition, and have the proposed home addition cost, it’s time to start designing! Working with an established designer, like the design team at JBDB, helps ensure that your vision is expertly brought to life.
Often, homeowners want an addition to blend in with the rest of the home, both on the exterior and the interior. 3D renderings can help you envision the finished product and see how all the pieces will fit together.
6) Project Implementation
As you move into the building stage of the process, know that your JBDB design team has your back and is there to answer any questions that come up in the field. There are several steps along the way to ensure that any last minute details or ideas are addressed before project completion.
JBDB Can Design & Build Your Next Home Addition
Whether you’re building up or out, a home addition re-energizes a house. Home projects take work, but can make a big impact on how your family uses your home. When you’re creating memories in your new space, you’ll be so glad you invested the time, money, and energy that you did.
For over two decades, JBDB has designed and built countless home additions with our passion, expertise, and skill. Ready to jump in? Check out our home additions page, and then request a consultation to get your project started.