If you’re in need of more space, then adding an extension onto your home is a perfect option. In essence, an extension provides you with the opportunity to create more space without having to sell your current home and move to a larger one. An extension is absolutely worth considering since it can also increase the current value of your real estate by a significant amount. Even if you don’t have a lot of land to build on, you can always build up. The process of adding an extension to your home can be a bit complicated if you’re not aware of the steps involved.
On that note, the following information will explain the process and the steps in detail. First and foremost, you need to make your intentions clear to both your local building department and health department. If the thought of that seems daunting or stressful, we can take care of that for you for a fee. Once you know for sure that your extension project will be approved by your municipality, the next step is to conduct some research on area contractors on both social media and the Internet. Keep in mind that the more information that a company publishes, the more likely that they will do a good job.
In essence, contractors who provide relative content on a regular basis are experts at their jobs. You should only work with an expert when it comes to something as important as an extension onto your home. The next step is to contact a few contractors who you feel comfortable with, after conducting the research, in order to get the ball rolling. From there, you will set up an initial phone call in order to discuss the details of your project. The contractors should be able to provide you with a price range based on those details. It’s at this stage that you and the contractors will set honest expectations.
Once you have narrowed it down to the best contractor for adding an extension onto your home, they will provide you with an onsite design and consultation. At that point, the contractor will collect the initial deposit from you. During the next step, your contractor will provide you with a detailed estimate and an approved set of plans/blueprints for your new extension. That way, you’ll be able to picture exactly what your new extension will look like. The next step involves you and the contractor executing the construction agreement.
Once that’s complete, the construction phase can begin. Your contractor will do their best to complete your project on time and without going over budget. That being said, there are circumstances which can occur that delay the completion date and increase the job costs. Once the construction phase is complete, your contractor will do a final cleanup and walkthrough. If any items need to be fixed, they will do so at this time. The very last phase is enjoying your new extension.
For more information about the process of adding an extension onto your home, or questions about our design and build services, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.