There are many reasons why people opt for a room addition instead of buying a new home. Most of the time it is because of a growing family. Whatever the reason, adding a room will increase the value of your home. The cost for a room addition can get fairly high. Here are some things to consider in order to save costs when adding a room.
There are many types of room additions. There is the simple additional bedroom, bathroom, and family room, there are sunrooms, and even detached additions like sheds, garages, and guest houses. Whatever the type, you either build up or build out, which can cost from $80 to $400 per square foot.
Sunrooms are budget-friendly home additions. The cost of a sunroom depends on the size and the location on the property since you will need to consider wiring and heating. Prefabricated sunrooms are fairly inexpensive if you don’t need to add heating.
Detached additions can be simple prefabricated structures like sheds but can also be full guesthouses with plumbing, electricity and heating. Detached garages may not incur costs for plumbing but will need wiring.
Other things to consider besides wiring, heating and plumbing include are excavating, siding to match the home, concrete and slab foundations, support beams and roof trusses, roofing, insulation, drywalling, doors, windows, moldings, and flooring.
Always consult with an architect to make sure design is cohesive with the rest of the home. Always rely on a structural engineer to make sure the plans are safe. You should also rely on a general contractor like US Home Design Build in Northern Virginia in order that the project is done efficiently and professionally.