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HOME ADDITION CONTRACTORS
From the simplest home additions to the most elaborate ones, our general contractors will help you build a plan, build a budget, and then build that new addition to your home. This page details a somewhat unusual project (involving a modification to a sunroom addition to double the size). For general information, you can also visit our page about the design and build process or our gallery with 3 other sunroom additions.
Our contractors will help you plan your home addition
In almost every case, the process will start with a short phone consultation, then calculating at least a rough estimate of the costs, followed by an in-person consultation (and site inspection). If all that goes well, next will be the drafting of all of the documents that will be needed to get the building permit. What will be needed to get the permit though?
Typically, the application for the building permit will require blueprints. Most homeowners will elect to have their blueprints custom-designed, especially for an attached addition (although in some cases it may be fine to re-use customizable blueprints, like for a simple detached garage).
Why are attached home additions more complicated? For attached room additions, the estimator will need to determine the condition of the existing electrical wiring and plumbing and HVAC. That allows us to determine the best way to connect what is already present to the rest of the new addition to the home.
Also, in cases where the homeowner wants to add an upper-story to an existing structure, another typical step (which will be done prior to the drafting of the blueprints) is to have a formal report created by an architectural engineer. They will determine what modifications, if any, will need to be made to provide adequate support for the new 2nd-story. (For instance, if your attic was not built to support a living area, then you would not want to negligently convert it to a bathroom where a tub will be frequently filled with water- not without checking to see whether all that weight can be properly supported for many years without any cracking or other structural damage.)
One final factor in whether custom plans will be needed is whether there is an HOA (and exactly what restrictions are enforced by that HOA). Generally, the HOA regulations will mostly just mean that your addition will need to look a lot like the rest of your home's exterior, which you probably want anyway. Occasionally, HOA restrictions can be less obvious though.
An example: designing and building a sunroom addition
Now, let's look more closely at an actual case. The homeowner originally wanted a sunny room for a pool table and entertaining guests. He later changed his mind and said it was "too pretty for just a pool table." Eventually, after the original sunroom addition was completed, he asked our contractors to come back and expand the addition (by adding another room to it).
First, here we see three photos showing the foundation, the framing, and the final stages of the original (square-shaped addition). As for the brick exterior, in the third picture below, you can see the perfect match to the existing house.
Inside, the original sunroom featured many intricate details. That includes the designer ceiling, the custom masonry work on one wall, lots of cabinets, plus beautiful natural lighting (with accent lighting that looks amazing at night).
As noted above, the most unusual thing about this project was that the homeowner later ordered a doubling of the size of the addition. Here are a few interior photos showing how the extra room was added to the original sunroom. There is still a lot of natural sunlight from the south-facing wall, although the final entertainment lounge is not exactly what I would call a sunroom.
By the way, did you happen to recognize the skyline shown in the last pictures? That is the skyline of Dallas Texas.
While we have a network of home addition specialists in several states, this particular project was in North Texas (in Grand Prairie TX near Dallas and Fort Worth). So, after finalizing the plans (twice), the applications for the necessary permits were filed with the city and approved, then the actual remodeling began!
As for your own case, our home addition contractors can discuss your priorities, discuss your budget, inspect your property, then propose a custom remodeling plan that includes only the options that are the perfect fit for you. To get an estimate or even just ask a question, click here now: contact your new home addition contractor.
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