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Pros and Cons of a Home Addition


By ProMatcher Staff



Building a Home Addition: Pros & Cons

If you are considering an addition, it’s likely that your home is not meeting all of your needs. So whether you need more space for a new baby or you’ve always wanted a sunroom, ProMatcher can help you find the right contractor for your project. Use the article below to learn more about the pros and cons of a house addition.

The Pros:

• You get to stay in your house. Nobody likes moving! Your kids won’t have to change schools and you won’t have to find a new job. Also, you won’t have to leave behind the memories that you’ve created in your home.

• The addition can be completely customized to fit your needs. You can choose the materials and fixtures that you want. You can build the kitchen, family room, garage, or master suite of your dreams.

• You’ll have more living space. Also, increasing the square footage of your home may help to add value to the property.

• Building an addition is often more affordable than buying a new home. You can customize the addition to fit your budget.

The Cons:

• Living through a remodeling project can be a hassle. You may not be able to access certain parts of your home when you’d like. One day, they may need to shut off the water supply to work on the plumbing. In some extreme cases, like second floor additions, you may not be able to live in the home during certain periods of the project.

• The cost of an addition can be unpredictable. Even with a solid budget in place, there are always unexpected costs along the way. You should always set aside a little bit of your budget as a contingency fund to prepare for these issues.

• The permitting process can be difficult. Red tape and unexpected delays may impact the timeline of your remodeling project.

• You may lose a portion of your lawn. An addition will almost always take up some part of your lawn, unless you plan on building on top of your existing home.



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