For a lot of us, 2020 gave extra, unexpected time in the home. Whether your home turned into an office or a school last year, you might have noticed that it’s time for a change or perhaps an addition. You’re not alone. A new study shows home additions have taken a 58% annual increase after the pandemic! If you are planning on making an addition to your home here are some tips from the experts at Varian Construction.
Always start with a plan. When tackling a home addition project, it is of upmost importance to plan the entire project before jumping into it. Here are some questions to think about during the planning process.
- Budget – How much are you willing to put into the home addition? Will it add value to the property? How much is too much?
- Layout – Where is the best location for the addition? Are we building up or out? Is this our property or our neighbor’s property?
- Look – Does the new addition match the old? How can we add value without loosing the character of the home?
No room is too small for an upgrade
The idea of an addition most often starts with the thought that, “We need more space.” Home additions are designed to add more space, so don’t rule out the small spaces! With an addition to your home, that cramped kitchen can be face-lifted, hosting your family’s next Thanksgiving. Or, that one car garage can be remodeled into dad’s auto body shop! Think outside of the small spaces in your house and what you really want in your dream home.
What do you want?
The same question that you ask your significant other when you’re both hungry… “What do you want?” Stop paying for a gym membership and add the home gym you have always wanted. Florida guarantees us warm weather, so add the luxury pool you’ve always dreamed of. Whatever it is, create a realistic list of wants for your home addition. If you need help picturing what you want, here are some home remodel and additions to browse through.
Work with the professionals
Despite what you told your wife, home additions are not a DIY project. This is a job for the professionals. If you’re in the Southwest Florida area, trust Varian Construction to turn your home into your dream home. Varian Construction is a 30-year-old, owner-operated company that takes pride in their projects all while alleviating the stress on the homeowner. They go above and beyond the call of duty for your dream home. To get started with your home addition, contact Varian Construction at (239) 514-010 or visit Varian Construction.