House Additions & Extensions in Phoenix, Arizona
|From extra storage to a second master bedroom, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to Phoenix home additions and there are countless ways you could use the new space. You might consider adding on to your garage to house another car under the roof and out of the paint-damaging sun, or perhaps an Arizona room (sunroom) to give you the ability to stay cool while still enjoying time in the natural sunlight. A living room addition will give your guests more space when visiting, while additional bedrooms will give your family a bit more room to grow. No matter how you decide to increase the size of your home, you can pretty much count on it also adding to the overall value of your property.|
How to Prepare
Before you pick up a sledgehammer and begin working on your own extreme home makeover, take time to create a wishlist of features your home doesn’t currently have, but you wish did. Your wishlist will make it easier for you to figure out how many rooms you need to build and exactly how much square footage needs to be added. You’ll also need to look into any legal restrictions, including zoning permits that need to be obtained through the city. Unless you’re extremely home improvement-savvy, you’ll probably want to hire a professional construction company to help you out, so spend some time researching reputable companies, such as Doege Development, in your area.
The Building Process
Often homeowners will draw out a rough layout for what is wanted in their new addition(s) and then relay that information to the contractor to have everything measured and laid out so that the blueprints can be created. Know that there are variables that could put a damper on your new construction work, including zoning laws, height restrictions, or even your neighborhood’s home owners’ association (HOA), so be sure that your contracting firm has taken all aspects of your Phoenix house extension or addition into consideration. Once all the necessary permits to build are procured, your vision of your new home can begin to come to light. Often demolition of existing walls and fixtures is the first step of building an addition, followed by the laying of foundations, construction of walls, plumbing, wiring, roofing, flooring, painting, and decorating.
Pricing Out the Project
As a leading Phoenix residential construction firm, we know that adding a new room to your home can be an expensive endeavor, and you may feel tempted to cut costs by hiring the contractor with the lowest bid. Unfortunately, an underpriced project can be the sign of inexperience, leading to the use of poor materials, improper methods, and unforeseen costs. As with many things in life, with construction services you get what you pay for, so make sure your contractor is experienced at pricing out material, labor, and subcontractor costs, ensuring that you aren’t left with any unwanted surprises down the road.
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