Home Additions

Being hired to work in a client’s home is a responsibility I do not take lightly. I make a great effort to inform my clients of the procedures, laws, and hazards that the project may encounter. From the first meeting, I aim to inspire and educate the homeowner, offering ideas, alternatives, and questions that may not have been considered. With detailed proposals, together we can explore the various options available, finding the right products, and making the right decisions that will add value to your home and your family’s life.

We take great strides to be as unobtrusive as possible in your home and your daily schedule, keeping workspaces confined and clean, with dust and debris migration kept to a minimum. I am licensed as an asbestos abatement supervisor, giving Prospect 30 Eight Construction, Inc a unique insight and experience with keeping our clients informed of necessary procedures and practices that will keep your family safe both during and after renovations.

Evergreen Home Additions

I have over 20 years of well-documented success taking dated, damaged, and unworkable spaces, turning them into the featured room in your family’s home. Whether it be creating new, vibrant, efficient spaces, or restoring space to its timeless, classic beauty, let us help you solve the puzzles of where renovation dollars are best spent, utilizing spatial concepts and incorporating unique design elements. With large home additions, complete home remodels, or custom home building, I appreciate being entrusted with your business. Let us help you maximize your hard-earned home improvement investment.

We go through strategic pre-construction planning, budgeting, price analysis, and scheduling processes that allow us to identify potential problems ahead of time. Our careful procedures minimize excessive labor and material costs. Working with you, we will create efficient work schedules, sound budgets, and innovative design ideas.

Prospect 30 Eight Construction, Inc. strives to build smarter, using the latest in materials and systems to maximize your home’s efficiency. We use cutting-edge equipment in all of our home addition projects. We are at the forefront of innovative building practices, with projects in all around the metro area of Denver including residential additions in Evergreen, Conifer, Golden and more. Prospect 30 Eight Construction Inc. has been taking the lead in creating environmental and energy-efficient home additions since 2006. 

We can accommodate all of your new construction needs from demolition, excavation, foundations, framing, drywall, plumbing, electrical and HVAC, through to the finishing touches of tile, finish carpentry, and paint. Your home will be structurally sound, energy-efficient, and customized to your needs and lifestyle, limited only by your imagination.

Residential Home Additions

When you start thinking about adding an addition to your home, there are tons of choices that need to be made, and for most people, it can be very overwhelming with all the selections from the size, location, contractors, design, and more. 

The number of questions you might have normally will outnumber the answers. The main question people often have is will an addition affect my resale value? What are the building codes that I would have to follow? Can I do it myself or should I hire a contractor? 

Whether you’re thinking of adding a second floor to your house or just creating a new patio on the backside of your home, all of these are questions to consider before deciding to add on to your living space.

Should I Build an Addition to my House?

Whether it’s a small mudroom bump-out addition in Arvada, or a full-blown addition project such as a guest house in Golden, just about all home additions are seen as investments. If you do not plan to move from your home anytime soon, then you have more incentives to make it the way you want.

The physical value you receive from a home addition or new room can be enjoyed for many years and when you are ready to sell, you will enjoy the benefit of the added value you created to the house as well. 

However, if you plan to sell the house anytime soon, you then need to think about the resale value. Make sure the add-on you want to have done will be cost-effective. This way, the value of your home will increases from the addition, investing money into your home could have a nice return on investment.

Before you get started, you will want to consider these three questions.

How Much Does a Residential Addition Cost?

How cost of the project will depend on many factors such as what exactly it is you are seeking to get done, how nice you want it, how many square feet or is there a basement that needs to be dugout. Size matters, but everything is not black and white, for example, you can add a 500 SF room on the back of your house and that will cost more than finishing a 1,000 SF basement. 

If you’re hiring a contractor, you will see a wide range of bids from many different contractors. If the project is small, you may be able to DIY, but you must be confident in your skill and understand the time and processes involved.

When it comes to doing any home improvement project, you will need to set some hard limits before you start on the project. It’s extremely easy to say you want to double your home’s square footage, but will your bank account support that choice? 

Maybe you are adding a 1000 SF patio, and as they start you are like, hmmm, maybe we can make it 1,400 SF instead, it not that much more space so it should only cost a small amount more correct? You have to remember, it’s not just about building the space, you have to heat and cool that space, light that space, so it all will play a role in the ongoing cost down the road.

Value vs Non Value

Yes, some residential home improvements yield little to no value or could hurt your home’s value. For example, if you add a mother-in-law wing, that will add value if you are on a large enough piece of land to support it. But if you decide to extend your living room and push it out by 400sf so you can have a 4,000-gallon aquarium built with steel walls, then you more than likely will not see the return.  

Yes, you might want that 4,000-gallon reef tank and it might set your house apart and be the talk of the neighborhood, that is what’s called personal value not financial value, so remember, basic/typical additions will increase the value of your home, while extreme ones will only increase the value if you find someone who is into the home improvement you added. 

Building a home addition requires an investment of your money and time. You can expect it to also disrupt the quietness you are used to during the construction. At Prospect 30 Eight we minimize this disruption and complete your project on time and on budget.

DIY Project Or Hire A Residential Contractor?

The next big question you need to ask yourself is who is going to doing the work? For most people, this is not even a question, as it’s not going to be you, but a contractor. Some people have the time and would love to have the task of doing this themselves. 

If you still are thinking about doing this yourself, you’ll have to make sure you, and whoever you have working with you, has the skillset and know-how to do the job right. Remember, 99% of all additions will require some sort of inspection from your local city inspectors. We always assist our customers by taking care of the permitting process for their home addition.  

The last thing you want is to start on the project and fail your inspections for something like using the wrong material, at that point you would have lost time and money from the products you purchased and used that you can’t take back now, then you might give up and hire a contractor and they might charge you more if they have to remove what you did to do it the right way.  

Taking on a project like this means you’re on the hook for every single mistake you make. What’s worse is the mistakes you make might not come on until you flip on a light switch. 

Take it from us, it is always better to hire a contractor for large remodel projects like home additions. We are just a phone call away so don’t hesitate to reach out for your free consultation today!

Building With Integrity and Honesty

We believe in an in-depth construction process done with integrity and honesty. We work to make sure any renovations or new additions look great while also integrating well with your existing home structure. Our thorough practices and commitment to precision shine through in the details of every project.

We can handle every aspect of your home addition or renovation, including plumbing, electricity, lighting, installations, floors, and ceilings. We use cutting-edge equipment and innovative construction techniques to achieve beautiful results. When you invest in your home, it is a large amount of money, and we will make sure the project is done correctly. If you are unhappy or dissatisfied with the way the project is going, we make it easy for you to communicate with us because we value your satisfaction. Moreover, we will make sure to address the issues any client points out because we are fully committed to doing jobs the right way and will make sure that clients are happy with the work that was performed. 

Once the renovations begin, Prospect 30 Eight Construction takes great strides to be as unobtrusive as possible in your home. We are cognizant of your daily schedule and do our best to keep workspaces confined to a minimum. We take the time to clean up and store away visible tools or equipment after work is finished each day. If you are not going to be in your home while the construction work is completed, we will work with you to ensure all entrances to your home are secured when we leave. 

Finding the Right Home Addition Contractor? 

They say It’s all in who you know right? Looking for a contractor in Littleton or Lakewood? Just about everyone has a neighborhood Facebook page where people ask for contractor referrals and references all the time. If you don’t have a go-to reference like this, then get it, it’s FREE! Or you can ask your friends/neighbors/coworkers who’ve had similar work done.

If they’re happy with the work they had done, they’ll be more than happy to tell you all about it and some might show you as they will be proud of it or send you images. On the other hand, if that person had an awful experience, they’ll be happy to post online and tell you all about that experience as well.

The more places you post the better, if you find a contractor you are thinking about using, post it on Facebook or Nextdoor and ask people if they used them, if they have not, it’s not a bad thing. 

You can also ask the contractor for references that are local you can call and maybe they might allow you to come to see the work that was done. Also if the contractor is currently working on a project, ask If you can visit them on the job site to see how it looks, how clean they are, and maybe speak to the homeowner if they are there to see what they think so far. 

Whichever avenue you choose, make sure you don’t go with the first contractor without talking to several contractors and getting their prices also you will want to hear their ideas before any bids are accepted. Remember they are the professionals, so they might give you a spin on your project that you did not think it might take your design and beef it up some. 

The best question I would ask each contractor if I wanted a balcony would be something like this. I want to have a balcony addition off my master, if this was your house, how would you do it. See if anyone gives you some good throughs you did not think of.  

Never Forget! To make sure the home additions contractor you select is insured, licensed, and bonded to avoid any issues. NOTE: Contractor licenses will either be issued by the state, county, or city. HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing is an issue through the state and will cover the contractor no matter where in the state they are working. 

When it comes to the general contractor, that is most likely going to be on a city level. For example, if you live in Castle Rock and have a contractor who is licensed in Denver do your work, you will have a hard time getting a permit until they get their license in Castle Rock. To see if someone has a valid license in your town just google something like this. Castle Rock building contractor search or you might have to do a county search like Douglas County building contractor search. 

At Prospect 30 Eight Construction Inc, our pricing is fair and our contracts transparently establish expectations. The contracts also include details about the process and the payment schedule. Changes will always be made in writing so everyone is on the same page. 

Areas we Serve

We offer top of the line home additions in the following areas: Applewood, Arvada, Bow Mar, Boulder, Evergreen, Conifer, Denver, Edgewater, Louisville, Westminster, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison, Highlands Ranch and many other Denver metro cities

Background and Licensing

Our team is made of licensed, expert professionals with over 20 years of experience building home additions in the Denver metro area including Arvada, Lakewood, Littleton, and Golden. Previous clients have had positive experiences working with us, which you can read about here. We have received rewards in multiple years for Houzz Best in Service, and many awards recommending our services. Some photos from past projects we’ve done can be found here. If you see something you like, we can provide similar results with your future home! 

Schedule a Residential Home Addition

For over 20 years, Prospect 30 Eight Construction Inc has been building spectacular home additions for clients in Arvada, Lakewood, Littleton, Golden, and more in the Denver metro area. Our business has thrived because of our dedication to client service and commitment to precision in everything we do. Throughout the process, we are responsive with our communication and always put you first. 

The right team can make all the difference in building your new home or home addition in the Arvada, Denver metro area. This team can make your dream home a reality. We look forward to working with you!