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5 Ways a Home Addition Will Affect Your Home and Lifestyle

Building an addition on to a home is a good way to save money while customizing the house to benefit the homeowner in many ways. Every family needs specific items in the home in order to live the lifestyle that they want, and not every homeowner has the same needs. However, building additions will affect every homeowner in one way or another.

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Here are 5 ways that a home addition can affect a home and the lifestyle of the homeowner:

  1. Renovations or additions take time and there are usually delays in the process due to weather and other unforeseen problems. Homeowners need to be aware of the time that may be needed for the addition and even plan on it taking longer than originally thought.
  2. The house will look dramatically different once the addition is completed. The addition needs to be planned thoroughly in order to ensure that the finished addition looks like they want it to. Many homeowners will try to avoid these issues by building on to the back of the house, so that the design is not as much of an issue.
  3. An addition might be the best option for a family for space however it may not be the best option financially. If the addition costs more to build than the added equity it will add to the price of the house, homeowners need to be prepared to take a financial loss when they eventually sell the house.
  4. Homeowners need to plan on spending more money on taxes once they have built an addition. This increase should be added to the cost of everything to make sure that building the addition is a wise financial decision.
  5. Any newer building should be constructed in a way that it saves energy. Every material that is used and any item that is installed should minimize the energy costs as well as the environmental impact. Homeowners should not build an addition if it is going to cost them a lot of money each month to heat or cool the area or run any appliances.

Building an addition is a great way to add space to any existing home, but the addition needs to be completed in a responsible way. Homeowners need to be aware of the many changes that they will see in their house and they need to work with their contractors to ensure that everything is being completed quickly and properly. Every homeowner will notice that even the best planned additions will have unexpected problems come up and they need to be prepared for that as well.

The home base for Barts Remodeling is located in Chicago, and we provide all types of home improvement and remodeling services throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call at 312-714-5454 if you would like to schedule an appointment with us for your upcoming remodeling project.

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