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What You Need To Know About Adding An Addition To Your House

Posted by anand@lenders.com on December 17, 2015
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Expanding your house can be inconvenient and costly. You can’t just think of it one day and do it the next day. You may not know that there are certain things that you should understand before undertaking it. Here are some things to be considered in home addition that will guide you and help you in your decision-making.

 

 

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PURPOSE

Not having a purpose for the addition is not a wise move – you are not only wasting your money, but your time also. Is it for entertainment, storage or relaxing?  You must visualize how you would want it to be but first consider the people who live in your house. If you are a parent, know that things will get messy and dirty. Safety is a number one issue. Make sure that your family is safe and secure. Avoid concrete and other ultra modern materials. Use pleasant materials such as wood and carpet.

 

Are you a person who likes to stay at home comfortably or a person who is outgoing? If you are an entertainer, take into consideration the space you have for family or friends gathering. Do you have in mind a place to serve foods and drinks? For it to be possible, consider modular furniture and an open floor plan with space for them to play games and do other activities. You should imagine if guests will have fun with the environment they are in.

 

 

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COST

How much will it be? This is not only for the money that you are about to spend. Also take in mind how much space you will need. Set limitations for yourself. You don’t want to spend a lot. Know what you can afford and what you cannot.

 

WORK

After purpose and cost, the next thing to consider is the work to be done. Who will do it? You can work on it yourself but surely, you cannot finish the work by yourself. You need people who can help you. These people should have the skills. You can save money by calling out your friends or by hiring a contractor.

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