There are many reasons you would choose to stay where you are and not relocate to a different home. However, sometimes staying means making some changes, especially if your family grows and needs a much bigger space.
So, to add space, you’ll either consider basement finishing, a build-up, or perhaps an extension to the back of your home.
Assuming you’re set on an extension to the back, is it a worthwhile idea? Let’s find out.
- First and foremost, what’s the size of your backyard?
With an extension, it’s apparent you’ll need a bigger space in your backyard. If you don’t use that space often, saying goodbye to it is not such a big deal.
However, if your backyard is helpful to you in some other ways that you can’t forgo, you might have to rethink your decision.
So, before you take your next step, know that you can also have a build-up instead.
- Separate your needs and wants
Determine if the extension is a need or a want. The point is, let one part of you think of the future.
And do thorough research; some of your needs right now may not be as practical as you think.
- Make a cost comparison of different additions
Is extending cheaper than a build-up addition?
Not really. An extension would cost more because of the foundation work. So, do your math. If you’re on a budget, a build-up will work just fine. Otherwise, if you have the money to build an extension, by all means, knock yourself out.
- Community council checks
There are restrictions for a reason. In some instances, constructing a build-up will not be possible, and sometimes an extension may not be allowed as well.
So, check with the council first, get the approval and the necessary permits before proceeding with your build.
- Involve your neighbor
Building additions, remodeling, and extensions might affect your neighbor in one way or another. You are thus required to notify them of the project before beginning.
Failure of that and then there are disturbances during the project may insight calling the authorities on your own.
- Get a qualified contractor
Addition needs to blend with your existing home, and to achieve that seamless blend, you’ll need the expertise of a specialist. Do your research and go with the best.
One of our specialties is building high-quality additions. Whether you need residential addition or commercial addition, our experts are best at what they do.
To learn more about what we can do for you, be sure to give us a call if you reside in Waco, TX, and the surrounding areas.