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Tips Before Starting a Home Extension Project

06 March 2020

A home extension project can apply to anyone who has a land area with adequate space. While space is not really an issue for homeowners, it is their decision to whether the extension project can certainly benefit them or not. In general, adding more space can be a great idea as it can also increase the overall value of one’s home. However, homeowners must determine first if they are indeed ready for this type of project.

If you are one of the homeowners who want to modify your home, then you must consider every available option first. You might just want to convert some space in your indoor space and include it in your outdoor space, or vice versa. You might even just want to renovate the appearance of your interior. But, once you have confirmed that you really want a home extension, it would certainly be best if you do the following tips to effectively determine the direction of your project.

Know your Purpose

Every home modification project must come with an objective first. It would be difficult for your contractors to determine the kind of modification that you want if you, yourself, don’t know the purpose of the project. Is the project for your own extending family? Is it for an additional room? Whatever your main goal is, you can expect an increase in your home value once the project is done.

Look into the Regulations

Even if your property is named after you, there are still some regulations and laws that govern your rights to build your home. In fact, the design, layout, and specifications of your home all went through the approval of different local building authorities. So, if you are thinking of extending your home, you must look into the list of regulations first.

Inform Insurance Provider

It is important to inform your insurance provider whenever you make major changes to your home to avoid abrupt cancellation of your home insurance policy. Once your home undergoes an extension project, its rebuild cost will increase if ever something will happen to it. As an effect, your insurance premiums will also increase, especially while the work is being carried out.

Hire the Right People

Hiring the right set of people can be tedious since there are a lot of construction companies that offer the same services. For your home extension plan, you may want to ask for help from a professional architect so that he or she can draw up your preferred design. This architect must be experienced and knowledgeable in designing home projects. You must also brief your architect about important information such as expectations and requirements of the project, work schedule, mode of payment, and penalties whenever there are missed deadlines.

The quality of your architect must also translate to the quality of your whole workforce. Professional, reliable, and trusted builders for your home extension project are necessary so that you can expect a great result. You can assess all your potential contractors in mind by meeting them and asking them about their experience, knowledge, skills, and capabilities in home extension projects. You can also get their quotes so that you can check if their services are worthy of your budget.

Once you’ve hired all the right people and finalised your home extension plan, then you are good to go. To know more about home extension projects, you can ask us anything about it here at Crearter Constructions.