ROOM ADDITIONS

What homeowner hasn't looked around his house and wished that he had more room. Or, more correctly, another room? Maybe a playroom for the kids, a media room to watch movies in high definition and surround sound, or an office for a home-based business. Adding a room (or rooms) to your house will increase the value of your home, plus save you the cost and hassle of moving.

There are many types of house additions, and the one you select will be determined by a number of interconnected factors, including: the planned function of the new space, the individuals who will be using it, the lot space that is available, and the size of the budget allocated for the project. You can build out, you can build up, or you might choose to enclose an existing space such as a garage or a porch.

If you are considering adding on to the ground floor of your home, carefully consider the impact that the addition will have on the available space in your yard. In the case of a horizontal addition, it's a zero-sum game: more house equals less yard. If your plans will leave you with very little in the way of a yard, it may be wise to increase the size of the addition. Of course, you must investigate the laws and restrictions that pertain to home additions in your neighborhood, in terms of how close you may legally build to the property lines.

Sometimes second-story additions are less expensive than "bump-outs" (horizontal additions) because no new foundation structures will need to be constructed. Again, it is important to consult the laws and restrictions governing your neighborhood, in this case with regard to vertical property lines.

A crucial point to bear in mind is that any addition to your home will place new demands on the house's electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Xtreme Renovations utilizes licensed electricians, plumbers and HVAC technicians and also holds s $2 million dollar general liability insurance policy. These aspects of Xtreme Renovations insure your project comes together seamlessly for an unforgettable result. You may need to increase the capacity of one or all of these systems as part of the renovation process, and your monthly operating costs will probably increase once the new addition is completed. Also, you may find that you will need to replace carpet or purchase new furniture that is suited to the new space.

The experts at Xtreme Renovations have been in the business for over 30 years, and they know the ins and outs of home additions. Let them guide you through the process of adding on to your house, and your will soon have the extra room that you've dreamed of, in a home that has appreciated in value.