Some Things to Think About Before Deciding On a Home Addition
Second only to ground-up new home construction, a home addition is the most labor-intensive construction project you can undergo. Because of this, although they can provide you with the space your family needs, home additions can also be expensive and have a big impact on your day-to-day life.
As such, home additions are generally considered your last choice for extra space, not your first. In other words, try some of these options and see if they can provide you with the space you need beforehand:
- Reorganize – Simply rearranging furniture and reorganizing storage areas can uncover a lot of hidden square footage within your Sacramento home.
- Toss – Comb through your Sacramento home and identify anything you no longer use. Then, either give them to charity or throw them out.
- Assess – Do you really need the extra room? Will the costs associated you’re your home addition increase your return on investment? Will it be worthwhile?
If you’ve tried at least some of these suggestions and find that you’re still bursting at the seams of your Sacramento home, it may legitimately be time for a home addition. Call the experts at Spectrum One, and we’ll provide you with a consultation so you’ll know what to expect during your home addition.
Will My Home Addition Take a Long Time to Complete?
Just like with any other construction project, the length of time it will take to complete your Sacramento home addition is heavily dependent on the size of the addition, what type of room the addition will become (e.g. are you looking to add a kitchen, or just expand the size of your closet?), where the addition will be made, as well as the design features chosen for your home addition.
With this said, adding a 900sqft addition to your Sacramento home can take two months or longer to complete, from start to finish. During this time, you may need to move out until the construction is complete, or deal with a fair amount of noise and debris if you’re home during the day.
Fortunately, Spectrum One will be able to let you know approximately how long your home addition will take to complete after we’ve discussed your wants and needs during your no-obligation consultation.
What Kinds of Features Can Spectrum One Provide in My Home Addition?
From basic to bold, space-saving to palatial, Spectrum One has the decades of experience it takes to create just about any type of home addition imaginable. These years of experience also give us the ability to remain fluid throughout the home addition process. In other words, if you decide to alter the original plans in some way, in most instances our professional tradesmen will be able to accommodate these changes, with minimal impact to the overall timeline.
I’m Interested in Using Green Products During My Home Addition. Can Spectrum One Help?
In short: yes! We here at Spectrum One are passionate not only about provide you with the space your Sacramento home needs, but also about reducing our impact on the environment in the process.
Be sure to inquire about eco-friendly and green products during your free, no-obligation consultation. At that time, we’ll be able to recommend specific green products that can be used during your home addition, and will be able to easily incorporate them into your overall design.
Is It Expensive to Make an Addition to My Sacramento Home?
While Spectrum One’s decades of experience means we’ll be able to provide you with exceptional quality home additions, in the world of residential construction, home additions are among the most expensive types of projects you can undertake. As we mentioned above, there are a great number of factors that can impact the overall price for a home addition, including the size of the addition, what the room will be used for, where the addition will be located, and much more.
With this said, you’ll typically be looking at $200 to $300 per square foot of added space, not including any required permit fees, architect or engineering services.
The good news is that Spectrum One can create a home addition that not only meets your needs but also falls within your budget. The first step in accomplishing this is by calling us and scheduling your no-obligation consultation. During this time, we’ll take care to note all your wants and needs, and provide you with a rock-solid estimate if you like so that you’ll know your total costs well before construction ever begins.
Tell My Why Spectrum One is the Best Choice for Home Additions in Sacramento
When it comes to choosing a Sacramento area contractor for your home addition, it all depends on what’s most important to you. In other words, are you most concerned about price, regardless of a contractor’s reputation or length of time in business? Or, are you willing to pay whatever it will take in order to make sure that your home addition is precisely what you want?
Well, the great news is that when you choose Spectrum One to complete your home addition, you won’t have to make this choice. This is because you’ll not only receive high-quality craftsmanship forged over more than two decades in the industry, but also some of the most competitive pricing in and around the Sacramento region. In fact, we’ve been doing home additions for so long, and our reputation for quality is so strong, that the folks down at City Hall know us by name (which can make the permitting process go much more smoothly!).
A home addition is a massive decision and a significant investment, so don’t trust yours to anyone other than Spectrum One. Call us today at 916-571-2830 to schedule your no-obligation consultation. We’ll be onsite shortly.