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Questions To Ask Before Having a Room Addition

Monday, August 28th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

In your venture to acquire the perfect room addition it is necessary to have checked out showrooms, combed through property magazines and catalogs, checked out friends’ houses and might have possibly found a style that appeals to you. With all these research, maybe you have a spending budget, a target and perhaps a scrapbook filled up with clippings and brochures. In spite of this, prior to commencing your addition project there are certain questions you should ask yourself.

  • How you would design and style your house should you be building it new

It’s often challenging to see past what is there already, such as a doorway or even a bookcase or partition, so you have got to forget about your house. Visualize you’re starting all over to make the perfect home. That enables you to be thoroughly innovative in selecting what you want and also assists you to set your goals for the task.

  •  If the addition add more value to your home

As the proprietor of the house, although you may not have any plans to sell off at any time in the near future, you or your family could sell one-day, you could also re-finance or even take out a home equity line of credit, for which you will definitely want the best evaluation of your property. It is advisable you consistently take into account the resale value of your project, which means you should as well pursue the task with good anticipation concerning later benefits.

  • If there a lower-cost way to get what you want

The decline in addition payback does not necessarily mean you should not add on, if perhaps you happen to be doing the work for your own personal delight and intend on residing in the house for at a long time . But in fact, it does mean you should check out strategies to reduce the expenses of your project, and the only approach to accomplish that is to try to find probable ways to reduce or eradicate the need to add on by making use of the attic or basement or simply by reconfiguring the present living area.

  • If there are any zoning restrictions to consider

Lots of towns have got rules and regulations on the things you can build anywhere, such as constructing a room addition. Also, there are actually policies on how close you can get to water bodies, what amount of your lot can be blanketed with solid or water-resistant materials and also exactly how high a building can be, which often can restrict additions which go high rather than out. Therefore, as you commence you project planning, consult your neighborhood building department.

  • How your will addition tie into the house

The process of adding to a house calls for a certain amount of diplomacy to make the addition seem like it belongs, and also by making very good use of all the modern day facilities now available. You will have to take into consideration exactly how you’ll match the style and design of the house and also create an effective space which will certainly provide substantial advantage to your household.

  • How much you expect to spend on your addition

Eventually, every site, property, and family’s wish list differs and the one strategy to obtain a realistic assessment for your particular project is to consult with local contractors.

Is a Room Addition Right for Your Property?

Monday, May 15th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

new-room-additionYou’re not stuck with a smaller home forever. You may decide to move someday to get the space you’ve always dreamed of for you and your family. Or, you may go for a less expensive route. There’s nothing like home-sweet-home, but you can make your home even sweeter by making room for more.

Still, it’s a lot to think about. Should you invest in a new room addition now? Or should you save for a larger home later? We’ve got some information so that you can find out whether a new room addition is the best choice for your house. (more…)

What You Should Know about Adding a Room to a Home

Monday, May 9th, 2016 by Nick Cohen

Adding a new room can bring great value to your home—and it’s definitely more economical than buying a new house. You’ll get even more use out of your home and it might even make it feel like new, but you have to have a plan. Want a room addition but don’t know where to start? Here are a few things you should know before you begin. (more…)

Before and After of a Second Story Addition

Friday, March 6th, 2015 by Nick Cohen

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or doing a second story addition, home improvements can increase the value of your property and help make your house a home. One of our favorite projects was for a family in Los Angeles who wanted to build onto their 800 square foot home. With four kids at home, they needed addition bedrooms and an updated kitchen for their family to grow into. By adding an additional 2,200 square feet of living space, this family expanded their home to include a luxurious master suite with a private bathroom and jacuzzi tub, 3 bedrooms on the second floor, and fully renovated the original kitchen, bathroom and exterior of the house. Click here to find out more about this project and view our complete gallery of before and after photos.

Our team offers design, architectural planning and building services to help make your remodeling dreams a reality. We can help you plan for all stages of the project from design and construction plans to applying for permits and more. With over 25 years in the industry, our remodeling contractors will ensure that your home improvements are done safely, correctly, and beautifully so you can leave the work to the professionals and enjoy your home’s new features. Not sure where to start? Give us a call at 888-930-1030 or schedule an estimate online today!

3 Factors to Consider with Room Additions

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Nick Cohen

Adding a room to a house is a great way not only to create a more spacious home, but also allows you to add a personal touch onto a house that you did not design or build yourself. You can make a customized space that meets your individual needs and meshes with your lifestyle.

A room addition is a large project: not on the scale a new home construction, but nonetheless one that takes considerable planning. To assist with this planning and to make it less stressful, bring in a contractor for your room addition who can work on all stages of the project, from early designs concepts to the last touches hooking the space to the electrical system. Advanced Builders & Contractors has 26 years of experience with room additions in Los Angeles, CA, and we can bring together all the factors involved in the job so you end up with the new space of your dreams.

Take into account these 3 factors for your room addition

  1. Market value: Once you know the type of room you wish to build, research your area to find out about the market value of homes that have had similar additions. This will help you establish you budget, since it’s wise to keep your costs for the addition in line with how much the addition will increase the home’s value. As with many steps of a home addition, you should take a long view approach.
  2. Size and scale: There are more budget steps to consider (consult with your contractor for most of them), and part of the budgeting rests on how large the new room is and its scale relative to the rest of your home. Many first-timers with room additions opt to go bigger than they should, both for their actual needs and for the good of the rest of the home: they could end up with a drafty space and a design that doesn’t fit with the existing home. You need a skilled designer to help you match the size and look of your new addition to your home.
  3. Timetable: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your new room won’t be either. Establish with your contractor how long each stage of construction will take, and which ones will require you to take extra steps for the comfort of your family to minimize the disruptions. You can work with the contractor to design a calendar that will fit with your other plans.

Advanced Builders & Contractors combines architecture and construction in one company so you can have all the necessary assistance from the beginning of your journey toward an expansion for your house. We’ll help you weave everything together so the work will progress smoothly, the designs look beautiful, and the room complete on schedule. Call us today to talk about room additions in Los Angeles, CA.

What’s Involved in Room Additions?

Monday, January 20th, 2014 by Nick Cohen

You’re interested in adding a room onto your current home. The family might be expanding, an older relative moving in, the older children want their own space, you’re starting a work-from-home project, or you simply wish to change your house without needing to purchase a new one. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided that a room addition will enhance your life. Making this decision is a big step, but the hard work is just beginning. (more…)

Large Scale Residential Remodel Tips

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 by Nick Cohen

This beautiful remodel was a large scale residential project completed by Advanced Builders & Contractors. The project included a new retaining wall, deck, and a room addition. As you will see in the video, the final product is a perfect example of the design, engineering and craftsmanship expertise that Advanced Builders & Contractors offers. The client testimonial in the middle of the video is a confirmation of the work ethic that goes into each of our projects both big and small. We are here to listen to our clients needs in order to produce above and beyond satisfactory results. Contact us today for more information on how we can assist you in your residential project. (more…)