Taking the First Step toward Building an Addition

So you want to build a home addition but aren’t sure how to start the whole process.

Run through our handy list below to get your addition process started off right.

Traditional Exterior by Millbrook Architects & Designers Crisp Architects
Traditional Porch by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Pop the Question

Ask yourself some essential questions: What are you looking to get out of an addition? How will the addition add value to your home? Where should this addition go? Funds weigh heavily into the decision to add on. This resource offers a handy chart to estimate the costs. You might not have plans to sell the home now, but consider the how much an addition might boost the ROI when you do decide to move. Our tip: maximize the amenities you include (i.e. LED lights, a princess-sized walk-in-closet, an outdoor shower)—focus on what will make your home different than the rest on the block.

Traditional Bedroom by San Francisco Architects & Designers Gast Architects

Get in the Zone

Look up your zoning regulations and restrictions regarding where and what you can build. Check with your residential community and local laws to guarantee your construction plans are up to code.

Traditional Bathroom by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
Contemporary Bedroom by Washington Home Builders Gresinger Construction

Feed Your Creativity

Gather home decorating magazines to fuel your creativity and spark an idea of what and how to add on. Your amazing home additions can take any shape or size. Build up to give your one-story a two-story upgrade. Build the extra powder room you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest, or expand the master bedroom to create a spacious getaway you’ve always craved. Revamp and spice up current décor, play with the lighting, or color the walls. You’ve got a blank slate of a whole new addition to work with!

Eclectic Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Thom Filicia Inc.
Eclectic Home Office by Los Angeles Media & Bloggers Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

Let’s Plan

Like any project, it’s essential to set a timeframe… in pencil. A timeline will keep you on track and aware of your budget and responsibilities. Major renovation projects may naturally veer off path, but having a solid plan will make the process so much easier to manage. Here at Case Design, our Project Developers are excited to meet you and show you how to make your vision a reality. Once you decide that Case Design is right for you, our Designers will design and propose the ideal layout for your new space. We’re here to help every step of the way. It couldn’t be easier to build an addition that fits your budget and space, and also transforms your house into a dream home!

Are you ready to take the first step toward building an addition now?

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