Homeowners often face the dilemma of deciding between a home addition or a home renovation. Both options can add value and improve the functionality of a home, but which one is the right choice for you? Here are some factors to consider before making a decision.
A home addition involves adding square footage to your existing home. This can be done by building an extension or adding another floor. A home addition is a good option if you need more space, have a growing family, or want to add value to your home. However, it can be costly and time-consuming.
Here are some things to consider before opting for a home addition:
Home additions can be expensive, so make sure you have a realistic budget in mind before starting the project.
Depending on the size and scope of the addition, you will need permits from your local government.
Home additions can take several months to complete, so make sure you have a place to stay during construction.
Work with an architect or design + build contractor to ensure that the addition blends seamlessly with the existing structure of your home.
A home renovation involves updating and improving the existing structure of your home. This can include updating the kitchen or bathroom, adding new flooring or lighting, or replacing windows and doors. A home renovation is a good option if you want to improve the functionality of your home without adding square footage.
Here are some things to consider before opting for a home renovation:
Renovations can also be expensive, so make sure you have a realistic budget in mind before starting the project.
Depending on the scope of the renovation, you may need permits from your local government.
Renovations can take several weeks to complete, so make sure you have a plan in place for living arrangements during the project.
Work with a designer or design + build contractor to ensure that the renovation meets your needs and complements the existing structure of your home.
Ultimately, the decision between a home addition and a home renovation comes down to your specific needs and budget. If you need more space or want to add value to your home, a home addition may be the right choice for you. If you want to update and improve the functionality of your existing space, a home renovation may be the way to go. Consider your budget, timeline, and design preferences before making a decision.
Since 2006, Prospect 30 Eight Construction has been building top-quality custom homes, home additions, and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) throughout the Denver Metro Area and the Front Range. If you have any questions, please contact us for a free consultation.