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3 Tips for Home Addition Design and Planning


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Whether you need more space for your growing family, for entertainment, or you simply want to add value to your home, it may be time for a home addition. Fortunately, in our 80+ years of experience, Jancewicz & Son has also had experience installing home additions. We’re experts when it comes to remodeling and home improvement. Need help planning and designing the perfect home addition? Here are a few of our tips.

Set a Clear Objective

Before you schedule your home addition installation, before you even request a free estimate, you should have an idea of what you want to do with the room. Is it a nursery or an extra bedroom? Maybe you need a game room or entertainment space for your friends to enjoy with you. Maybe you’re looking for a sunroom that can serve as a breakfast nook or a quiet craft area. 

As the project comes closer, you should clarify your objective. Do you want the space to be for the whole family or for a quiet getaway? Are you looking for something cozy and comfortable or light and airy? The clearer your goals, the better your chance of making them a reality.

Above and Below

If you’re adding a home addition onto a single story home, you’ll have to take a look at your existing roof lines. The roof over your home addition should mimic these lines so as to flow seamlessly with them. It will also ensure that the structure of the roof is more sound if it all flows together. Similarly, your foundation will need to be extended in order to make for a secure home addition, so you’ll need to take that into account as well.

Prioritize Your Purchases

Just because a home addition feature is expensive does not mean it’s the wrong choice for your home addition. It just means you’ll need to prioritize where you want to spend money and where you don’t. For instance, if a fireplace is more important to you than hardwood floors, you might opt for less expensive flooring so that you can move more of your budget towards a fireplace. A ceiling fan will help keep the room cool so it can be used even in the heat of summer, which might matter more than that expensive couch. Make a list of the features you want to see in the room, from most important to least important, and budget accordingly. You might also consider financing in order to fit more of what you want into your budget.

Your home improvement contractor can help you sort through your options when it comes to your home addition and find the right choice for you. Contact Jancewicz & Son today to discuss your plans for your home addition or for a free estimate.


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