A home addition is often a great investment for homeowners. Since it typically results in more square footage of living space, a growing family can easily benefit from it. But before you can enjoy the advantages of an addition, you have to be smart in planning for the expenses.
Here are some essential factors that determine the cost of a home addition.
Size of Addition
Of course, a bigger addition will require more materials and a greater amount of labor to finish. That’s why it is generally more expensive than a smaller addition. However, remodeling certain rooms in your home may still cost more than a large addition. For instance, bathroom remodels may be more pricey than expanding a regular room or living space. This is because bathrooms require more custom features – such as counters, fixtures and plumbing connections – than a large room.
Demolition and Preparation
Your contractor may need to prepare the worksite through demolition and excavation. If you’re looking to increase the footprint, concrete footings would have to be poured as well. These things can easily add up to the cost of your home addition. This is generally similar to a new roof installation or replacement. For instance, if the old roofing has to be removed completely, this additional work will increase the cost of the project.
Various expenses are involved when adding an extension to your home. And, in order to get a good idea of how much you’ll spend, you need to have even a basic understanding of cost breakdowns. Other factors that could affect the cost of your home addition are design and layout, support structures (such as roof trusses and beams), interior elements (carpeting, drywall, etc.), exterior elements (shingles, siding, windows, etc.) and plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems.
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