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Want to add a room to your home?
Paragon C&D Builders Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 • Posted September 30, 2012 11:11 AM

Thinking about adding a room or maybe two onto your current home? No problem. You just need to do some prep work and call a contractor. What all is involved? First you need to have an idea of what you want. If you just don’t know, sit down with your builder. Your builder can help you with your plans and designs.

In this scenario, we will be adding a room and bath to a home. First question, did you build your current home, and, if so, do you have the builder’s floor plan / building specifications? If you have the builders floor plan / building specification, that will help with your new project. It will help to show where the electrical and plumbing go into your current home. If not, your builder will be able to figure it out.

Start with designing what you want to add. You can draw it up on paper and then have your builder draw it with his tools. Look at the location of the future room(s) to be added next to your site. Will it be the same elevation? Will you have to cut down some trees? Make sure you are not on an easement. Are you going to try and match your current home’s exterior? Do you have an existing door that will go to your new room(s) or will you need to cut one out of your home? Will your current A/C system handle the new addition? Now once you answer these questions you are ready to start.

Have your builder work with you on the design. They will draw it up and they can even mark it off outside so you can see it. The builder can match the exterior and they can cut that additional door out of your home. The other thing the builder will do, get the A/C checked out to see if it can handle this new addition. If it can, that will sure save you some money. If not, will you just add another unit to this new addition or add smaller hotel type A/C units? You can discuss the A/C options more with your builder.

What if the A/C and plumbing are on the wall that will be connecting your new home? No problem. You might have to change where that door was originally going to be cut, but it still can happen. You might have to set the new addition at a different point, if your current A/C unit is on that side. All things can be addresses and there are many work-around options.

Adding on can be a simple process or it can have some obstacles that you will have to address. Most all obstacles can be handled and your project can go on. Please consult a builder with this type of project. They just might save you many headaches.

For all your real estate and building needs or questions, call Debbie at 713-818-6658 or 830-833-4249, or email debbie@vallonerealestate.net.

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