Home Addition Builder In Hartford & New Haven County CT
Have you finally outgrown your home? Are you finding it too expensive to buy something more suitable and you really don’t want to move anyway? If you don’t have an unfinished basement to expand into a new home addition is really the only way to add more livable space to your home. Home additions are big projects that require careful thought and planning. You’ll require permits and the plans will require approval from an engineer. You’ll require the coordination of several different trades, electricians, plumbers, roofers, and more. None, of this is difficult when you’re working with an experienced contractor who has built many home additions before but it might be unfamiliar territory for you! That’s why you’ll be glad you’ve found our website.
Why Do You Want A Home Addition?
- Do you need to build an extra room?
- Do you want to expand a living room?
- Are you wanting to add an entirely new living space?
- Are you looking to build an attached garage or shop?
- Have you just outgrown your current home but don’t want to move and relocate?
We specialize in designing and building spacious new home additions for our customers. From the initial planning and design to pulling permits, getting engineers approval, building inspections, organizing all of the sub-trades, through to final completion, we can organize and complete your entire home addition project from start to finish.
There are several different types of additions that can be added onto your home. Your addition could be a small one such as creating a little more space off a single room, a bedroom for example. Or it could be as complex as building out an additional 1200 sq ft or more of new living space. It’s even possible to add another story to your home if you don’t have the room to build “out” and you have the budget for such a project.
Home additions are one of the more expensive home improvement projects because of all the work involved but they do offer a great return in the increased property value and the additional space you’ll get out of your home. This could mean not having to sell and move to find a more suitable property which can be a life altering decision if you really love your neighborhood.
No matter how big or small your home addition there is going to be the entire collection of trades working on your home. Framing, electrical, plumbing and HVAC, roofing, and siding are all services you’re going to require to complete the project. This is where many homeowners would agree that working with a local professional contractor who specializes in home additions is their best option for a great outcome.
Types Of Home Additions We Build
Single Room Addition or Expansion
A room addition will simply add another room or even just expand the space of an existing one. Often the addition will be for a living room, a bigger kitchen or an additional bedroom. Plumbing may or may not be required, electrical work most certainly will, you’ll also need a foundation or footings for the new structure as well as all of your exterior trades such as roofing and siding.
Room “Bump Out” Addition
This is just a very small addition to a single room in your home. Maybe you’d like to have a small seating nook off your kitchen, or a little more space in a bedroom, maybe you want a bigger bathroom? This is where a bump out room addition could be an option for you. Adding anywhere from 60 – 120 additional square feet to a section of your home. If you only need a tiny bit of extra space, then a bump out is a good option.
Whole Home Addition
Whole home additions are much larger in scale than your standard room addition. An entire home addition is essentially that, building a “mini home” onto your existing one. Often whole home additions will include a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and are often designed as a separate living space. These projects are much larger in scope and scale and will require the services of a competent building contractor who can manage and organize all of the sub-trades through to completion. Your whole home addition will require a plan and design, engineers approval, foundation work to be done, will require plumbing, electrical, drywall, flooring, painting, HVAC, roofing and siding. If you have the need for a lot more space then a whole home addition is the answer.
Adding A 2nd Story To Your Home
Often the only option for homeowners with a cramped city lot is to “build up”. And with the services of a competent building contractor it’s definitely a possibility. Your local bylaws and building codes will ultimately determine the feasibility of this project. But don’t get discouraged; contractors work through the red-tape all the time and can help you make sense of the situation.
Adding a level to your home requires major structural changes to your home and the design and plans must be signed off by an engineer. This type of addition can literally double your living space if you want it to, or you could just have a single upstairs room added… It’s up to you. Adding a 2nd story to your home is not a project for the faint of heart. You want to choose a contractor with a rock solid reputation who is capable of such projects because some contractors won’t even attempt it.
What Will It Cost To Build an Addition On Your Home?
This is probably the most important question any homeowner has about their upcoming home addition. “What will it cost me to build this!”. That’s a really hard figure to give out over the Internet. To give you a very rough idea on construction costs you could expect to pay anywhere from $175-$300+ per square foot of “finished” space. Finished space means just that, it’s totally finished and ready-to-live in.
That’s a big spread on price but it’s going to depend on what you’re actually doing and what materials you’re using and other complications or special circumstances your project may require. There will be design costs, engineering costs, permit costs, inspection costs, materials and labor. It’s best to ask a professional building contractor to provide you with a formal written estimate after thorough inspection of your project.
For examples sake, let’s say you’d like a larger living room and you want to add 600 square feet of new space. If we assume you’re choosing mid-range priced materials we can say a rough cost of approximately $200 per square foot finished. So 600 x $200.00 is $120,000. Your 600 square feet of new space could cost $120,000 to add onto your home. This is just a rough ballpark to prepare you for the actual cost of a home addition, it’s not cheap to do it right but very rewarding for you and your families lifestyle when you do. Every situation we encounter is different so don’t take these numbers too seriously at this point, we’d really need to view your potential project first.
With our professional home remodeling and construction team in your corner your home remodeling choices will become much clearer, and easier for you to understand. Your new home addition project becomes fun and exciting when clear expectations are set, it has a direction, and you see everything coming together and transforming as the days go by. We love what we do because we’re good at it and we want to build you a new home addition that will benefit your family and that you’ll fall in love with. When do you want to get started?
Are you ready to meet with us to discuss your home addition project? We’d love to schedule a consultation with you and we’re excited to learn more about your needs and to share our home addition ideas with you. Give us a call at (860) 214-2074 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.