Adding on to a house can be disruptive to your life, your household operations, your personal finances, your family relationships and your neighbors. I would recommend staying somewhere else during construction. It is also a good idea to keep your neighbors informed about your plans to remodel. The design and construction process can also be exciting and gratifying as you see your plans come to fruition! Furthermore, you may realize substantial savings by building a room addition instead of relocating and incurring real estate transaction costs.
The two basic types of room additions include horizontal additions and vertical additions. If you have space and necessary clearances on your property, a horizontal addition to the main living area of your house can greatly increase its comfort level and usability. Horizontal room additions generally require new foundations to support the new space. If you have a small lot, you may be limited to adding an upstairs bedroom or bathroom. This could involve raising your roofline or extending your roof with a shed or gable dormer. If your budget does not permit an expensive addition, you may be able to add a screened porch or sunroom more economically. These “3-season” rooms may not require central heating or air conditioning and can be built fairly quickly.
If you are considering a room addition or a home remodel in San Antonio, give Rhino Design Build a call today.