Home additions serve many purposes. They can be constructed for additional living space or to make the most of your home.
Yet, you need to ensure that you don’t make mistakes when adding one. Avoid the following:
1. Appearance Over Function
You may want to consider whether the home addition is functional or whether it adds more comfort to your home. A bedroom shouldn’t be built in parts of the house with high traffic like the kitchen or living room where you entertain guests. A master bedroom is best constructed at the end of the house for privacy.
It’s also important to consider your lifestyle when planning a home addition. Think twice before building a minimalist contemporary family room, especially when you have kids. You would need a place where you can store their toys.
2. Poor Floor Space Allocation
Hallways are often used to transition different rooms in the house. However, too many corridors in your home can make it appear dark and cramped. Consider an open floor plan to make your living space look larger. A reputable new construction and additions contractor like us can help you create an ideal floor plan for your home.
3. Changing Existing Infrastructure
This is a common renovation mistake in homeowners. Modifying the location of your bathroom and kitchen can cost you more and lengthen the construction time. Instead of moving these areas, work with what you have and improve that.
4. Different Contractors for a Single Project
It’s best to hire only one team for your home addition project. Keep in mind that not all contractors work the same. Working with different contractors may lead to miscommunication or incompatibility among parties.
Consider experience and reviews when choosing a contractor for your home renovation. Ritco Group has been providing quality roofing and new construction services for more than 40 years now. Let’s plan your home improvement project today. Call us at (931) 208-2300, or complete our online form. We work with homeowners in Franklin, Brentwood and Columbia, TN.