Home Remodeling Contractor – Vancouver WA
Adding more elbow room with a room addition.
If a room addition is in your future, make sure it makes sense for the present and the future.
For starters, a room addition isn’t going to have a great return on investment. According to the Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) a master suite addition will only bring back around 70 percent of the cost. And that cost can be intimidating – a midrange addition can cost up to $120,000, an upscale addition more than double that.
However, with a real estate market now steadily on the rise, turning your house into the home you want may make more financial sense than looking for an entirely new home. And if you’re planning on staying put for awhile, adding square footage to your home may also add to your quality of life. This is especially true if you’re starting a family or growing the family you already have.
No matter if you’re planning a master suite addition, deluxe living room, or nearly any kind of expansion, consult with professionals all along the way. An established contractor can help you navigate the process, from zoning restrictions to how the addition ties into the existing home.
Room addition questions to consider…
Building up or out? – If your home is situated on a small lot, building out a room will take a bite out of the existing yard. If having space for the kids to run around is important, consider building up. But it doesn’t make a whole of sense to have a brand new kitchen on the second floor.
More Power – If your electrical panel is already jam-packed with existing breakers, ask your contractor about options to expand the load.
Time and Space – You may have pulled off that bathroom remodel last year, but a room addition of any kind is an entirely different undertaking. In addition to everything going on outside the house, work is happening inside the house as well. Be prepared for constructions workers to be coming inside for weeks – or even months – and the mess that comes with the job.