Today’s homeowner is affected by the economy in some way, shape or form. If you are reading this, then you are in the market to add on to your existing house. The current housing market is changing rapidly and the need for more square footage to houses is becoming more and more popular. If you live an older home in the heart of the city, then chances are that you don’t have the proper square footage needed for your family. Whether your family is growing, your children were forced to move back home, or you simply don’t have enough room in your current house, a home addition can be a simple and effective way to increase the square footage of the home and also increase the property value all at the same time.
Types of Home Additions:
A room addition can be an extra room or rooms added to the current footprint of the existing house that increases the total square footage of the house. Careful planning and design is required to ensure that the flow of the floor plan is seamless and construction materials are similar to what was used before.
An attic conversion typically has an existing set of stair leading to an un-finished attic space. The attic should have adequate head clearance to allow the space to be used and additional living space. The current roof can be changed to accommodate the design for the new attic conversion, but a design professional will need to be consulted first.
A mother in suite or guest house can be attached to the existing house or be completely detached on the side or to the back of the home. They serve as small apartments and can add significant value to a home’s property value.
Second Story Additions:
Second story room additions usually require new stairs in order to access to the second level of the home. A re-enforced foundation, floor system (I-joists) and new roof line is typical for this type of construction. The home wasn’t designed to carry the weight of a second story addition, so careful planning and design is essential. An architect and structural engineer are required by the City of San Antonio as part of the building permit process to provide the necessary drawings and designs.
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