Taking on a home addition project is a great way to add space, functionality, and value to your property. Typical home additions include sunrooms, family rooms, additional bedrooms or bathrooms, decks, patios, or increasing square footage by renovating a garage or basement.
Whether you want to add an in-law suite or even a second-story, Tracy Tesmer and his team of professional home remodelers have ample experience in the design and home construction arena. Tracy can help walk you through every aspect of the home addition design process – from layout to construction.
If you do not have a design plan in place yet – or if you want to expand upon an existing one – check out our remodeling and renovation tips below, specifically tailored to home additions.
Home Addition Remodeling Tips
Perhaps the most important part of your home addition project is the planning stage. Choosing what type of addition you want to add, how much space is required (and how much is available), and determining your maximum budget – including extra funds for unforeseen issues (such as mold or rotting wood from termite damage) are all critical parts of the process.
Another important thing to consider is building code and setback restrictions that determine where, how far out, and even how high you can build – just to name a few. Consulting a build/design firm, such as Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling, will make this part of the process much simpler. Remember, different cities may have differing laws. What works in Gainesville, Georgia may not work in Flowery Branch.
Creating a wish list of “must-haves” and “would likes” will help create a clearer picture of your final design plan, as space limitations and budget requirements may make it difficult to fit everything you want into your home addition.
Planning your space for maximum efficiency is also a great idea that will help you get the most out of your new area. Including dual-purpose appliances and clever storage options can maximize your existing space. When possible, borrowing unused space from adjoining rooms can really help your new addition make an impact.
If you live in Gainesville, GA or the North Georgia area – such as Flowery Branch, Braselton, or Dawsonville – and are considering a home addition or remodeling project, contact Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling today and find out how we can help you achieve the home of your dreams.
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