It can be a huge task to create a room addition on your existing home, but the end result can be a fantastic space for you and your family to enjoy. However, it's possible to make some mistakes along the way when creating the room addition that won't make it as perfect as you think it may be. Here are some of those mistakes to avoid.
Mistake 1: Inadequate Design
A common mistake people make when creating an addition is with inadequate design. You need to really think about what the space is going to be used for and work those ideas into the design itself. If you base the design off of the square footage and where it can go, you may not end up using the space to its fullest.
For example, if you are creating a family room that is central for gatherings with friends and family, you may want that room connected to a place near your kitchen, dining room, and other areas where you entertain. If you place the addition on the opposite side of your home next to the garage, it may be too far away and create isolation.
Mistake 2: Ignoring The Budget
Everyone needs to have a budget when they plan a construction project. This helps ensure that costs do not get out of control and you end up with a bill in the end that's much bigger. The issue to watch out for is how little problems add up over time. Selecting a different type of flooring material, opting for plaster instead of drywall, and adding more insulation than anticipated can increase a budget unexpectedly.
Mistake 3: Neglecting Permits
It's crucial that you have any work that is done to your home permitted. A permit is not a way for your municipality to make money off your construction project, since it is a way to protect you as a homeowner. A permit helps ensure that the work is done correctly, since there will be third party inspectors that come in and look at everything that is done beneath the floors and behind the drywall.
Permits may cause delays with starting and finishing your room addition, but they are always with your best interests in mind. The worst thing that can happen is the municipality finds out later and forces a large part of the room addition to be redone at your expense.
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