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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Sophie Haba
Knowing the factors that contribute to home addition costs can help you prepare a realistic budget that will allow you to properly plan for any addition you desire. The major factors that contribute to the overall price include:
Other factors that may increase the amount of money you need to invest include insurance, repairs, and clean up.
The following list provides the average costs of some typical home addition projects. These costs can greatly vary depending upon the state you live in and the contractor you hire.
To create the most accurate budget estimate for your home addition project, follow these steps:
If you would like to ensure that your estimate is as accurate as possible, try using an online home addition estimator.
Although many contractors may not admit this up-front, there are several hidden costs associated with planning for a home addition. These costs include:
Incorporating a new addition onto your current home is not a simple project that you as a Maryland homeowner can take on alone.
Walls will need to be knocked down, new plumbing and electrical may need to be installed, and your home’s foundation may even need to be expanded. Your best bet is to hire a qualified contractor.
Although your home addition costs may seem a little steep at first glance, remember that a good contractor will often need to charge a little more to ensure his work is the highest quality it can be.
You can call your state Contractors Licensing Board or the Better Business Bureau to uncover any bad reports that may have been filed against contractors in your area. In addition, ask for references and try to personally inspect the work the contractor has done elsewhere.
When you are happy with the contractor you have chosen, begin discussing the terms of your contract. Although the contractor will have his or her own contract, you have the right to have your lawyer review it and make changes.
Some of the information that must be listed on the contract includes:
If the contract requires an upfront payment in full or payment in cash, those are red flags. Consider working with another contractor.
Starcom Design/Build Corporation was founded in 1986 by Bob Weickgenannt, and has since grown into one of the largest and most respected construction companies in Columbia, MD.
Our primary goal is to remain committed to integrity, excellence and client satisfaction for all of our residential and commercial clients. We take special pride in the fact that, every day, we help homeowners turn the houses they have into the homes they desire.
But don’t take our word for it. Read what one of our clients hast to say about his experience:
|“Last year my wife and I decided to add a master bedroom to our small Columbia home. We did some research and decided to hire Starcom Design/Build to handle our addition. It was the best decision we’ve ever made! The contractor from Starcom was always prompt and courteous. He and his workers completed the project on time and made sure we knew what was going on each step of the way. I would definitely recommend Starcom to anyone who is considering adding an addition to their home. THEY ARE THE BEST!”
Starcom Design/Build Corporation is somewhat unique amongst other Columbia and Howard County construction companies in that we not only address the concerns of homeowners with large budgets, but also those of homeowners with modest budgets.
That’s something we’re especially proud of, particularly in these trying economic times.
To contact us for a FREE consultation, please call 1-410-997-7700 or fill out our online form. We guarantee that, if you choose us, you will not be disappointed.