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Going up with your home addition, or out, is a choice facing many homeowners wanting to make their property bigger, and often, the reason for wanting to do so, will influence the direction of the build. For example, if you want to extend your kitchen and make it larger, going out is the natural choice, while a homeowner wanting to add more bedrooms to their home, would likely go upward. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: When Adding on To Your Home, Should You Go Up or Out?


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When Adding on To Your Home, Should You Go Up or
Out?
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  • Going up with your home addition, or out, is a
    choice facing many homeowners wanting to make
    their property bigger, and often, the reason for
    wanting to do so, will influence the direction of
    the build. For example, if you want to extend
    your kitchen and make it larger, going out is the
    natural choice, while a homeowner wanting to add
    more bedrooms to their home, would likely go
    upward.
  • However, it isnt always that straightforward, so
    weve compiled a short guide to both options
    building up, or building out to help you make a
    more informed choice

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  • A short guide to building up
  • Going up by adding another storey or a room
    over your garage, for example is one way of
    increasing the size of your home, without having
    to change its actual footprint. However, in many
    cases, its necessary for your chosen
    construction contractor to dig up and strengthen
    your existing foundation along with your walls,
    to make sure theyre capable of supporting the
    new renovations.

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  • One significant advantage of going up with your
    addition project, is that you wont lose any of
    your existing garden space, but always be aware
    that it does cost more, especially taking into
    account the reinforcement work that will likely
    be needed for your foundations and walls.

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  • A short guide to building out
  • When building a ground level addition, whether
    for an extended kitchen, garage or conservatory,
    its important to remember that the footprint of
    the home will be expanded, so naturally, if you
    dont have the space or planning permission to
    increase your homes footprint, going out will
    not be an option. However, adding on at ground
    level is relatively straightforward in comparison
    to going up. Your chosen contractor will excavate
    an area of your yard before laying a new
    foundation slab, and going on to add walls,
    windows and a roof. Lastly, a wall section will
    be broken out to create a linking doorway.

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  • Typically involving less in the way of
    disruptions, and often taking less time
    provided you work with a professional and
    experienced construction firm building out with
    your addition project can be a more affordable
    option. That said, you will be forced to
    sacrifice some of your outdoor space and
    depending upon the state you live in, some
    building restrictions may apply.

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  • The decision to go up or out when adding on to
    your home will depend on several factors, but the
    most effective way to make the decision that will
    work best for you and your home, is to talk your
    options over with a local construction firm. They
    can give you a much more accurate breakdown of
    the estimated costs and timeframe of both types
    of addition, and help you with any permits that
    may be required.

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  • RZ Construction Group Inc is a fully inclusive
    general contractors in Queens NY. From initial
    design to final clean up, our results speak for
    themselves. We are fully licensed, insured, and
    bonded to provide both commercial and residential
    construction services to customers in Astoria and
    the surrounding area. Proud to serve New York
    State for 25 years. No job is too small nor too
    big. If you are looking for home addition
    contractors in Astoria NY or want to know more
    about our wide range of professional but
    affordable construction and repair services,
    reach out to us at (718) 938-9887.
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