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Best Home Addition Tips, Ideas and Costs Los
Angeles, CA   House Additions   Has your family
outgrown your living space? Are you thinking of
expanding your home? If you can answer yes to any
of these questions, then a home addition might be
for you. As you are no doubt aware, it has become
increasingly hard to find a home with adequate
space for an average family in the LA area due to
legal restrictions on home sizes and
ever-increasing population size. Building a home
addition is often a simple and efficient
alternative to a costly and time-consuming home
remodel that will provide a substantial return
when you do eventually sell your home. However,
the process of building a home addition can be a
confusing and exciting time, this article will
help you make sense of the process.   Understandin
g the Difference Between a Home Addition and
Remodel Simply put, a home addition falls under
the category of construction and, if you play
your cards right, will lead to a reassessment of
your home value. Remodels, however, unless
drastic, will do little to affect your home value
because they are often categorized under the
necessary requirements of homeownership updating
your home. While a remodel may be necessary for
you, an option with a bigger financial return is
adding an addition. It means that as a homeowner,
not only should you focus on crafting a space
suitable for your family's needs, but also the
needs of future buyers. Building a separate
in-law suite addition is a popular option because
of the increase in home value that it brings,
plus its versatility as space when it is not
housing extended family. Similarly, dormers,
basements, and bathrooms are all popular choices
because they provide future buyers with more room
to house their families, something that many
houses in California lack.
First Step Figuring Out What is Legal in Your
Area Each city and county in California have its
own ordinances outlining what kind of home
additions can be done. A good contractor will be
able to tell you this information, but it is
important for you to know to avoid spending money
asking about something that cannot be done. Use
Overland Remodeling and Builders to discover the
possibilities in your area.     Home Addition
Requirements Because of the diverse history of
California, buildings can differ drastically from
county to county. The following are some areas
that Overland Remodeling and Builders work in,
and they can provide information on the different
requirements that need to be met before the
construction of a home addition in cities
like   Beverly Hills Westchester
Lynwood Westside Malibu Santa Monica
Venice Westwood  
How Long Does It Typically Take to Build a Home
Addition? The length of time necessary for
building a home addition can vary due to many
factors, such as whether you are doing it
yourself or hiring someone out. However, it is
considerably faster to hire an experienced
contractor, as there are many legal steps
required in the process. Most addition
construction times vary between 1 to 3 months,
the former assuming the inspections and permits
get done on schedule. However, it is prudent to
plan for one or two extra weeks of work just in
case something goes wrong   Home Addition Tips,
Tricks and Ideas There are multiple options to
look at with varying price ranges, based on you
and your familys needs, such as   A Detached
Addition   Sun Room or Conservatory  
Expanded Room, Up or Out  
Refurbished Garage   It is worth noting that
for most people, a basement addition is perhaps
the best option due to California laws that limit
house sizes but do not include basements in the
ordinances. This means that if you need a
relatively quick increase in space but do not
want to deal with the legal hassle, a basement is
a best and most popular option. (LA Times)
However, many other options like the ones listed
above can add both space and value to your home,
so it is worth doing your research to verify what
is allowed where you live. There are also smart
ideas to expand usable square footage. The fact
of the matter is, no matter how much you love
your home, there are ways to improve it. Often
there are areas that are not being utilized but
can be easily be turned into usable space. Some
of these options include Transforming attics
into small rooms or storage areas Building a
small nook under the stairs   Removing doors
  Knocking down unnecessary walls These are
especially great room addition ideas for small
homes. Apartment therapy states that removing
unnecessary doors, such as closet doors, can add
usable space to your home because you no longer
have to worry about being able to open a door,
leaving more room for furniture. Areas underneath
stairs are prime home estate as they rarely
contain a load-bearing interior, meaning they are
relatively hassle-free to expand. Similarly, your
attic can become a beautiful, calm space with a
carefully selected dormer addition.
Family Room Addition Plans The family room is one
of the key aspects of your home. It is the room
that guests, in-laws, and friends look at and see
a representation of you and your family at a
glance. Therefore, it is imperative that you get
it right. Many family room additions focus on
bring more light into the area, which often
translates to a sun room or conservatory. Adding
a fireplace can also create a homey
feel.   (Picture https//www.thespruce.com/room-a
ddition-pictures-and-ideas-1821121 )   A family
room home addition that is the best of both
worlds, with both a sunroom and a fireplace
added.   (Picture https//www.thespruce.com/room
-addition-pictures-and-ideas-1821121 )   A
modular home addition could be the perfect
solution to adding space to your living room
without tearing down an entire side of your house
and creating an incredible space with sunlight
from every angle.   Master Bedroom Home Addition
Plans The master bedroom s room that is often
taken for granted but can sway a future homebuyer
to purchase a home. The problem is that most
master bedrooms are on the second floor leaving
more limited options for home additions. Most
master bedroom addition plans focus on expanding
the room into the attic or adding a balcony. A
well-crafted dormer may also be great for you.
How To Create A Plan And Guide With General
Contractors The key to getting the most out of
your time and money when dealing with general
contractors is doing thorough research
beforehand, coming up with a general deadline,
and having a solid idea of what you want because
some contractors charge per hour, rather than per
project, which means that if you play your cards
right, you can save a lot of money.   1. The
first step to planning a home addition is to
track down the original floor plan of your house.
This will be helpful later when you start
planning which building materials to use.   2.
The second is to verify your property lines. This
is very important because many places have laws
restricting what percentage of your lot can be
built out.   3. Research the average cost of a
home addition in your area. Although the national
average is about 40,000, this cost can vary
depending on your area and the age of your home.
There are many online calculators that you can
use to do this.
4. Then, create a basic budget. Here are some
financial options you may want to consider  
Apply for a Title I Home Improvement Loan from an
HUD-certified agency.   Refinance your mortgage
by taking out a second, larger mortgage and using
the extra money to finance your project.  
Open a home equity line of credit or apply for a
home equity loan   Take out a general loan  
Apply for a credit card   5. Once you have
decided how you will finance your home addition,
the next step is to research which home addition
is best for you and your family. Great places to
start are Pinterest, HGTV, and your local
building contractor.     6. Draw a rough draft
of your project, doing your best to calculate
building and material costs.   7. Contact an
architect to verify your idea is possible.
Additionally, a good architect will help you plan
a beautiful home addition that flows with the
rest of your homes design, help you calculate
costs, and give you a general timeline.
8. Your tape measure comes into play next. Begin
measuring the dimensions of your potential home
addition, paying close attention that you are
following your countys regulations in regards to
how close you can build to your neighbor. Check
your yard for anything that may cause potential
problems in the future, like trees. Make a plan
to remove these if possible.   9. Contact your
local construction company, such as Overland
Remodeling and Builders.   10. Recalculate your
budget and adjust your plan as necessary.   11.
Finally, begin your project.   Calculating House
Addition Cost The most important aspect of
building your addition is deciding exactly how
much you are going to spend on it before you
start. It is very tempting to begin a project
with one cost in mind, but get sidetracked in the
weeks following and spend more money on the
project than you ever meant to. Therefore, and
well-planned budget is your best friend. So, what
are some of the costs associated with a home
addition?   Cost of masonry- especially if you
live in a historical district, the price tag on
the masonry can be high.   Plumbing/Electrical-
unless you plan on building a cold and unlit
room, you are likely going to need to pay a
plumber and electrician to evaluate your current
systems and add another room to them, or build
new systems entirely.   Cost of the general
contractor- this is the person you hire to
actually make your project happen- is
approximately 3,580 dollars.  
Acquiring all necessary building permits can
range in the hundreds   Landscaping, once the
construction is complete, to restore your land
back to its previous state, can cost a
considerable amount as well.   Final
Considerations Adding a home addition to your
property can be extremely rewarding, both
emotionally and financially. But there is also a
lot of room for mistakes throughout the entire
process, which can last many months. Reading this
guide will help you to begin the journey of
getting your questions answered, and for you to
feel comfortable with the process before you
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