The most important component in planning a room addition to your home is to determine the use for the space that you plan to add. Once you have decided whether you prefer a sun room, a play room, a game room, or an extra bedroom, the rest becomes much simpler.
With a clear vision of your expectations for the functionality of the space, you can relax with confidence knowing that we will be able to draw plans that accommodate your wishes.
The most common home additions are sun rooms or patios, decks, game rooms, extra bedrooms, and dens. Porches and decks make great home additions but a sun room addition can be an excellent alternative to a deck or patio.
The weather in New England is absolutely beautiful during the summer months. Many people who live in the different states like New Hampshire, Massachusetts or Maine opt to take advantage of the short-lived warm months by adding a deck or patio for frequent friendly gatherings and conversation places for neighbors to convene.
Other homeowners choose to add a game room or den to their home. If there are more members of your family now than there was when you purchased your home, you may want to consider adding a den for the kids. With an additional den or game room, your children can watch TV or play games with friends while you and your spouse enjoy the news or a movie of your own with a little peace and quiet.
When your children were young, sharing a bedroom with one another seemed fine with them, but as they have gotten older it has become an issue. Maybe adding an extra bedroom to your home will solve an abundance of sibling rivalry and save you from taking frequent trips to the medicine cabinet for Aspirin!
There are many functionality choices for room additions. The key to choosing the right one for your family is to determine where your greatest needs are and go from there.
Once you have decided what type of room addition you would like to build, you will need to hire an architect to draft the plans for you. (Most cities require that plans for home additions are stamped by a certified and licensed architect prior to issuing permits). We offer complete design build services for one stop shopping.
Be sure to let us know the budget that you'd like to stick to and what your top priorities are regarding the layout of the room.
For example, if you want to add a game room to your home and it is really important to you to have a pool table, be sure to communicate this to us so that we are able to design your room addition with the size of a pool table in mind.
The last thing you want is to have pool cues poking holes in your brand new drywall and paint due to space constraints around the pool table. Remember, when we build your room addition we will be using the plans as the "recipe" for construction. The margin for error in building increases greatly when plans are altered after they are finalized. Knowing your plans is essential in getting your project completed on time. Thus, by accurately conveying your design ideas and expectations to us ahead of time, many potential oversights can be avoided.