Sometimes our forever homes aren’t forever. Families grow, priorities change and tastes evolve. And while moving up is an option, adding an extension is a great solution that allows you to grow where you already have roots. Whether moving upwards out outwards, expansions can provide a place for your family to grow and increase your property value. You can also expand to add a rental suite to bring in extra money, so the renovation eventually pays for itself. But deciding to expand is the first step – there is a lot to consider before breaking ground and we can help.
Before you start tearing down walls, it’s important to sit down and think about what you want to achieve with your expansion and what is possible. The existing footprint of your house will factor into your choices and sometimes gaining what you want in the new expansion may mean sacrificing something in your current layout. It’s important to look at the expansion and its possible impact on the rest of your house, your yard and your day-to-day life before you pull the trigger. When budgeting for an expansion, you also need to think of increased spending after the project – an increased space also means increased utility bills – so be sure to factor that into your ongoing monthly budget.
There is a lot to consider when expanding your home beyond your needs and wants. There are many legal, coding and architectural considerations to take into account when changing the footprint of a building, that’s why it is essential to employ professionals in your expansion project. We have the expertise to ensure your expansion not only meets your needs, but is up to code.
There are many home expansion options and we can work with you to choose the right one for you and your family. Contact Quantum Construction today for more information.