Jun 10 2024
Hynek Stehno

An addition to your home can be a fantastic opportunity...

Ah, the enticing dream of more space! Whether it’s a sunroom for soaking up sunshine or a master suite retreat, an addition to your home can be an incredible investment. But before you get swept away in architectural plans and design ideas, it’s crucial to consider the financial side of things. So, how much should you spend on an addition

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but here at Airoom Architects, Builders and Remodelers, we can help you navigate the factors that influence the cost: 

  • Size and Complexity: A simple bump-out for a breakfast nook will naturally cost less than a multi-room extension with a vaulted ceiling. Every square foot adds up, and intricate designs with custom features will increase the price tag. 
  • Material Matters: High-end finishes will elevate your addition, but they’ll also come at a premium. Consider a mix of materials to achieve the desired look without breaking the bank. 
  • Location, Location, Location: Construction costs vary depending on your area. Labor rates and building code requirements can differ significantly. 
  • Plumbing and Electrical: Adding a bathroom or laundry room requires additional plumbing fixtures and electrical work, impacting the overall cost.
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Optimizing Your Investment: 

At Airoom, we believe in being smart with your home remodeling investment. Here are some tips to stretch your budget: 

  • Prioritize Needs vs. Wants: Identify the essential features for your new space. Can you achieve your goals with a slightly smaller addition or more basic materials? 
  • Reconfigure: Think about what you could do to optimize the space that you already have? Sometimes if you hire the right team, they can rethink your entire layout and offer more space without needing to add on. 
  • Consider Financing: Discuss financing options with our team at Lamb Financial to make your dream addition a reality.  

The True Value of a Home Addition

While cost is a significant factor, remember that a well-planned addition can add significant value to your home. Think about the additional enjoyment you’ll get from the space, not just the resale value. 

Ready to Take the Next Step? 

At Airoom Architects, Builders and Remodelers, we’ll work closely with you to understand your vision and budget. We can guide you through the entire process, from initial design consultations to cost estimates and construction.  

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