What to Consider Before Getting a Home Addition

What to Consider Before Getting a Home Addition

Careful planning before getting a home addition done can save you so many problems and headaches.

If you love your home, but find that you are running out of room, then moving away is out of the question. That is why extending your house could be the best alternative. But getting a home addition can be a massive undertaking, which is why it’s important to plan before you start. Here are some things that you should consider before you decide to get a home addition.


As you can imagine, it will be pretty expensive to add one or more rooms to your home. You will need to consider what to include in your budget. Getting an extension could involve altering your home foundation, reconfiguring your beam work, and of course, having everything but according to regulations and construction codes. The best way to figure out your budget is by asking a trustworthy home contractor. But it’s a good idea to bring a number that you have in mind as your maximum.


Of course, the most critical consideration is where you would like to have the home addition. The placement where you renovate your home will have a significant effect on your budget and timeline. For example, adding on to a kitchen or bathroom might have the added complications of gas lines and plumbing to work around. Every home is different. You might have to adjust the design size or placement depending on the limitations of your property.


Most remodeling projects can take several weeks to a year, so it is a good idea to plan to start yours at the best time for your life. You might not want to build an extension in winter because the initial demolition involved could leave openings to the outside that will make your home unbearable to live in. Also, you don’t want to have any other major life events, such as planning for a wedding or sending your child to college, because you will have too many things competing for your attention. There might not be an ideal time for a home extension throughout an extended period, but it can help to try to avoid as many inconveniences as possible.

Contact Blair Construction Today!

If you want professionals you can trust to extend your home, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your home the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.

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