If your family is becoming larger or your relatives are planning on moving into your home, you might start thinking about home extensions. You may also need extra room to fit a gym, garage or a swimming pool area. Here are some important things to keep in mind before extending your home:
Contact a Home Extension Company
You need a home extension company to guide you through the entire process to avoid expensive mistakes and complications. You should know that there are building codes and home extension rules you need to follow. Failure to follow them can lead to legal problems, where you might have to pay high fees and also incur demolition and rebuilding/remodelling fees.
Expect the home extension company to ask you the following questions:
1. What do you have in mind? This is where you explain your need for a home extension and the picture you have in mind. You might either want a vertical (addition of an extra storey) or horizontal (addition of an extra room at ground level) home extension.
From your description, the home extension company might inform you that it is possible to achieve your goal or your ideas might not be practical because of the design or limitations by building codes and home extension rules. If the latter happens, don't worry; the home extension company offers alternative options that are within the building codes and home extension rules and that match your needs.
2. What is your budget? This helps the home extension company offer guidance and recommendations based on your budget.
Sometimes, Moving Is Better than a Home Extension
Before deciding on going through with a home extension, find out whether moving is a cheaper and more convenient option for you. Take some time to evaluate yourself and don't rush; this decision is important. Ask yourself questions such as:
The answers to the questions above help you make an informed decision. You might also want to include a home extension company in your decision-making process so that you can consider all the facts.