If you sat down with 100 people and asked them to tell you
honestly, what are the biggest reasons why they don't put an
addition on their house, chances are they'd tell you something like
- "Too expensive"
- "Unsure what to do"
- "Don't think I have enough room"
- "I'm afraid it'll turn into a big mess"
Suffice it to say, unless there's definitely no money available,
then most fears basically boil down to fear of the
In other words, since putting an addition on is definitely a big
job, even thinking about what to do can be enough to give you a
So then, if you want to put an addition on your house, the first
thing you need to do is start with an honest budget because a home
addition (unlike an less expensive upgrade such as a rear-deck) is
generally a substantial expense.
On the other hand though, since we've never had a customer with a
new addition who didn't feel great about the new space, in our
(slightly biased) opinion, we think money spent on a home addition
is well worth it.
However, worth it or not, additions are typically substantial
projects, so a sound budget is a must. And for this reason, on every
addition we do, the first step is that we come meet with you and
make sure that your expectations regarding the sufficiency of your budget
Chances are that you will be able to afford the addition that you
want, but the first step is that we must sit down together and get
everyone on the same page. And the good news here is that this
initial meeting is low cost to you.
In other words, if you are serious about putting an addition on
your house, we're happy to discuss your ideas, budget and space
At this initial meeting, we'll take plenty of notes and in short
order, we'll get back to you with some recommendations and pricing
ideas. Armed with this information, you'll be able to think through
which way you'd like to go and at our next meeting, we can present
you with a formalized design/build agreement.
In our experience, the best way to avoid trouble when doing a
home addition is to discuss and agree on all the important details
up front - this way you get the addition you want - with no unfair
cost surprises later on.
If you're thinking of adding on to your home, please call us -
we've got 30 years experience and can handle every aspect of the
- Complete project budget analysis
- Complete custom plans and designs
- Permitting & on-site insurance
- Full excavation
- Drainage system, including drywells as needed (to avoid wet
basements and soggy yards)
- "Green" construction methods (we can include energy saving
- Windows (we recommend Harvey windows)
- Heating (including radiant systems)
- Exterior finish
- Interior finish
- Custom trim
- Custom woodwork
- Custom lighting
- Recessed lighting
- Track lighting
- Sconce lighting
- Walk-in closest
- Master suite with bath
- Match existing woodwork
- Match existing flooring
- Match existing paint
- Carpeting / flooring / tile
- As needed, we can do any fix required for the job - including
replace the foundation sills, repair foundations of any kind,
rebuild or replace a fireplace, replace basement bulkheads, mitigate
and repair mold or water damage - if you need it, we can do it.
If you're thinking about adding on to your home, the best place
to start is to meet with someone who's been there before and fully
understands the expenses and effort involved.
Please call us at your earliest convenience - we can help you get
the results you want.