Planning a Home Addition - Excitement and StressBuilding an addition on to your home can be a very fun, but at the same time, a very stressful time. On one hand, you’re very excited about having a brand new room on your house for your growing family. On the other hand, it's likely something you have never done before, and whenever there are unknowns, there is the potential for fear, anxiety, and stress. Whether you're looking to add an addition because you want a larger great room for entertaining, a home theater, a game room, or an extra bedroom, Design Build Planners and our expert group of professional preferred remodeling contractors will help you navigate the oft-confusing waters of a home remodeling project. And we make sure that your next Monmouth County home improvement project is all excitement and no stress. In fact, if you're up for it, and the end of your project, we'll throw a big party for you and your friends to break in your new home addition, just like we did here and here.
Planning Your Addition - Measure Twice, Cut OnceIt probably goes without saying that a successful add-on will take a bit of planning. In fact, we recommend you start the process earlier than you think you have to. Planning and budgeting for your home addition can take some time. If you are just starting the planning process, we recommend you check out Houzz, which is the Pinterest for Home Remodeling. Be careful though - you may get sucked into the beautiful site for hours, like we sometimes do! The Monmouth County remodeling contractor that you ultimately decide to work with should be able to help you with a good deal of this planning, but you’ll want to have it halfway figured out before you start talking with your builder. That means, knowing what you’ll use the new addition for, how much space (land) you have to use and what your budget for everything is. Your contractor can help to fill in the missing pieces, but having that information upfront will definitely help to make the whole process go much more smoothly. If you’ve got the land, you might even consider going a little larger with your addition than you originally planned. Remember, there’s usually no such thing as too much space when it comes to your house. Another important thing to keep in mind, is that that it is only slightly more expensive to make your addition larger, compared to the huge cost of having a contractor come back and add on to your addition again at a later date. It’s better to just get it all out of the way at once, and you’ll have a brand new room or wing of your house to enjoy.
Planning Your NJ Home Addition - ConclusionLastly, remember to get everything you’ve agreed upon written down in a contract before starting work or paying a deposit. While most contractors are more than trustworthy, you can’t ignore the fact that some would rather charge you more than they should to make a little extra profit, so make sure to guard yourself from that upfront by getting everything in writing. We certainly aren’t trying to scare anyone off from getting an addition put on their house, but doing so in the right way will make the whole process go that much better. Less headaches are a very good thing, both for you and your contractor.
Choose Design Build Planners for Your Next Home Addition in NJOf course, the benefit of working with Design Build Planners is that we take time in our initial remodeling estimate meeting to discuss your budget and your realistic options for your next home remodeling project. Then, we help you design your addition or renovation, and help you choose a home renovation contractor that is a good fit for your particular project. We have a strong network of Monmouth County remodeling contractors that we work with on a regular basis to ensure that your project is on time and on budget. We have even written a brief consumer awareness guide to help you choose the perfect remodeling contractor for your next big project. You can read the guide here.
Monmouth County Additions – Local Areas We ServeIf you're looking for a reliable local contractor for your addition or remodeling project, Design Build Planners have over 30 years of experience, specifically in the towns of Manasquan NJ, Wall NJ, Brielle NJ, Sea Girt NJ, Spring Lake NJ, and surrounding areas along the Jersey Shore.
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