A home addition is a popular and often vital choice for home remodeling. If you’re expecting a new family member, welcoming in-laws, starting a home business, running out of room for an existing hobby, or simply interested in adding value to your property, then you may be considering installing residential additions. Before you get on the phone with a contractor, however, here are four important factors worth thinking over.

  1. Cost
    Everyone knows that remodeling a house costs money, but adding a whole new room is considerably more expensive than other projects. When you renovate an existing space, you do not have to worry about building the framework, finding matching materials, or creating a seamless exterior transition, among other factors.
  2. Time
    Adding a new room or two will take much longer than switching up a kitchen or a bathroom. This means you will have to put up with hired workers, loud noises, and building materials in your living space for weeks or months. Depending on where you want to build your addition, this could greatly affect your day-to-day life.
  3. Space
    There are several good reasons for needing extra space in your home, but take some time to see if your reasoning holds up. Are you really aiming for more space in your house, or are there ways to rearrange your existing rooms to satisfy your needs? Is a new room absolutely necessary, or does it just seem that way because there are one or more rooms in your house that just aren’t working as-is?
  4. Experts
    If you’re confident in your decision to remodel, you have to find the right home remodeling experts to start the job. Don’t just go with the first search result on Google: do extensive research. Look at portfolios, read over testimonials, and schedule a consultation (or three). Make sure you hire a contractor who is knowledgeable, professional, and secure.

If you’re confident about installing residential additions in the near future, then consider Criner Remodeling for your renovation needs. We have decades’ worth of experience adding space onto existing homes in the Virginia area, and we would love to work with you on your next house improvement project. Give us a call at (757) 868-6200 to set up your in-home consultation.