Whether you are expecting a new child, finally have some extra income and want to put it to good use or just want some extra space but cannot bear the thought of moving away from your current home, investing in home additions in Jackson, MS is often a smart and rewarding move. That being said, it can be easy for things to get out of control if you fail to stay on top of all the different factors involved. As a residential construction company, we always advise our valued clients to ask themselves the following questions before the process begins.
Is the cost worth the value?
Different homeowners will assess value in different ways. For some, a home addition is all about adding to the resale value of their property. For others, the functional value that comes with having extra space is worth every penny of the initial cost. Take some time to think about cost and value, and where your own priorities fit in.
Am I being smart about placement?
If it is possible to put the addition into your house’s existing footprint—that is, the area where the structure of your home already exists, which includes front and back porches—that will be considerably easier and less expensive. You will also want to have a surveyor look over your property to ensure that there will not be any nasty surprises once construction starts.
What will I be using the space for?
Obviously, knowing exactly what you will be using your space for will make it a lot easier to figure out how big the addition needs to be, and how the design ought to function. Evaluate what you can and cannot do without—for example, if adding a home office is easier than adding an extra bedroom, perhaps you could save some money by doing that and then converting your existing office into a guestroom.
How will my family need to adjust during the construction process?
Will your kitchen addition mean that you will be eating takeout and frozen meals for the next couple months? Will the bathroom addition mean that you will all be competing for showers in the mornings? Will construction be so disruptive that you will need to find alternative housing for the duration of the process? Make sure you know ahead of time so you can plan accordingly.
Do I trust my contractor?
Building trust with a contractor is a twofold process. First and foremost, you need to know that they are fully licensed and insured. Membership in relevant professional organizations, such as the National Kitchen & Bath Association, certainly cannot hurt either. Once you have that verified, you should spend some time talking with a contractor before officially hiring them, so that you can be sure that you will feel comfortable communicating with them on a daily basis and having them work on your property.
If you are looking for a trustworthy, highly skilled and experienced contractor specializing in home additions in Jackson, MS, then we hope you will give Kitchen Kreators Ltd a call soon.