If you’re thinking of expanding your Winnipeg home with an addition, there are a lot of things you’ll need to keep in mind while planning your project. So, what are the top things you should focus on for a home addition? Find out below from the team at Dash Builders.
Determining how much space you can work with
First, you will need to determine how much space you have on your property to expand into. This can be limited by a few factors, including the current size of your home, lot size, and the condition of the soil and landscaping.
In addition, many neighbourhoods and cities have restrictions on home height and size, and on the building of additions. Therefore, you’ll need to consult with local authorities to ensure your project will meet all municipal requirements.
Choosing the type and location of the home addition
Next, it’s important to determine what type of addition will be right for you, and where it should go. What do you need in your home? More living space? Should another bathroom be part of the renovation? Additional bedrooms for new children, or for guests who are visiting? What about renovating the kitchen so it becomes larger?
You’ll also need to determine where on the house will be the best location for the addition, allowing it to provide the most possible functional space and a high ROI (return on investment).
Integrating the home addition with the rest of your home properly
Unfortunately, many homeowners do not focus on this when planning an addition. They get too caught up in the thrill of designing an all-new room or addition – and then it ends up looking and feeling completely different from the original style of the house, rather than being a natural extension of the current house.
Make sure to discuss this subject in-depth with your contractors and think about the steps you can take to make your new addition feel like it’s been naturally integrated with the other parts of your house. This is what separates a “good” home addition from a “great” addition!
Integration needs to happen on the exterior too!
Not only does your home’s new addition need to match from an interior standpoint, but also from the exterior. Luckily, Dash Builders is well equipped to handle all parts of an exterior renovation. We’ll match your existing home’s exterior to your new addition. Or, if matching isn’t possible, we’ll propose creative solutions for your exterior renovation!
Need help planning your home addition? Dash Builders is available!
At Dash Builders, we can provide you with end-to-end home addition planning, designing, construction, and finishing services in Winnipeg. Also, best of all, our work has a built-in quality that lasts. You won’t find our level of craftsmanship with most other design-build renovation companies. If you’re looking to expand your home with a new addition and you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 204-509-7574 or contact us online to get started.