When you don’t feel comfortable in your space, your home tends to feel more like just a house. Maybe your house lacks the amenities you and your family really need. This could be an especially difficult thing if you’re expecting your family to grow. Adding a home addition may just be the thing that can make a difference. Maybe you need a true master suite with a nice walk-in closet and a dedicated laundry room. Or, maybe your family needs a game or hobby room. Our Nashville home addition experts, serving the entire Middle Tennessee area from Bellevue to Hermitage, Franklin to Hendersonville, know how to help you design and build a home addition that makes sense for you and your family.
The team here at American Services of Tennessee can help you along each step of the way. From putting a plan in place to pulling the proper permits for your municipality, to the construction and cleanup stages, we handle each phase of the process until your home addition is 100% correct and up to your standards.
A home addition does require some thought and planning, but adding square footage to your existing home doesn’t have to be a headache. The most important decisions come down to your budget and hiring the right contractor for the job. Also, keep in mind that there will be a mess around the construction site, and most likely dust and debris that may enter your home at certain points of the construction phase.
At American Services of Tennessee, when we build a home addition, we always try to minimize disruption to your family’s normal routines. However, some phases of the process will require opening walls, roof work and other more intrusive steps. It’s important to do this type of work at the right time for you as a homeowner. The end of winter and the beginning of spring may just be the perfect time!
The start of the spring season in Middle Tennessee is a great time to do a home addition because the weather is normally more suitable and it’s the time of year before everyone wants to be outside.
Should I DIY?
Making a home addition a do-it-yourself project may be tempting, but unless you have professional building experience or you’re a contractor, you shouldn’t attempt to do this on your own. There are many zoning laws, structural codes, and trade skills that just can’t be learned from watching a video or reading a blog. Of course, there are tasks that you could perform on your own such as painting, landscaping, and other aesthetics and finishing jobs that you may feel more comfortable with. Doing some of these tasks on your own could help save you several hundred dollars in labor too!
The professionals here at American Services of TN are licensed, bonded and insured so you will have peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands of a knowledgeable expert.
Considerations for your Home Addition
When thinking about layout and the main purpose of your home addition, it’s important to consider a few points. First, when deciding on a floor plan for your addition, think about the added value to your home. If and when you decide to sale your home, think about what buyers are interested in seeing. An addition that looks like an addition is probably not one of those things. Adding bedrooms with no bathroom addition is probably not a good selling point either. Also consider where the home addition will go in your yard. Look at multiple options and decide the most natural placement of an addition. In some instances it’s the side of your home, the back of your home, or possibly even the attic space. It’s also not a bad idea to speak with a realtor who is familiar with your area. A realtor works with buyers and sellers everyday and have the knowledge to know what buyers are looking for and where sellers struggle.
How to begin the process of your home addition
If you’re considering a home addition, American Services of TN is excited to talk to you about your ideas, your budget and help formulate a realistic plan including a time frame for your project. Contact us today at 615-356-6662 or send us a message below. We are excited to speak with you!