Many homeowners would rather not sell a home but make upgrades that will accommodate their changing needs. Extra space may be needed when families grow, an aging parent moves in or when business owners work from home. These are only a few of the many reasons for a home addition.
Homeowners need to understand that changing the structure of a home does require thought and planning. Before getting started on a home addition, get a better understanding of what will be required to ensure a legal addition with few headaches.
What Are Your Goals?
Decide on key objectives. What exactly will be accomplished with the home addition? Some common goals homeowners have include:
- Increasing living space;
- Boosting storage capacity; or