You have decided that a room addition would make sense. Perhaps your family is expanding or you have decided to work from home and now need a home office. In theory, adding a room to your current home is the easiest solution. Now your mind is awash in questions, concerns and general planning chaos. Take a deep breath. Then sit down with a pen and paper and do some serious planning. Getting everything you need to do down on paper in black and white will go a long way towards slowing the racing in your head.
Home Addition Planning Checklist:
- Study the pros and cons of adding a room to your house. It might be easier to convert an existing room. Consider how much space you need and how you plan to use the room in the future. If you decide to embark on adding a room, continue with this list.
- List the things you know how to do yourself. For the rest, start doing research into hiring a home addition contractor. (We at Trade Mark do offer home additions in NJ!)
- With our guidance, create a floor plan. It might help to obtain a blueprint of your home’s current design to use as a starting point. Be sure to plan out all the features ahead of time.
- Sit down with a professional and map out what the process will look like in terms of time, money and labor.
Use this information to consult with your family and plan accordingly.