Do your grown children bring their families to stay in your house for the holidays and it's always cramped? It may be time for you to remodel your home to accommodate your large family. The best way to get more space is to add a family room with the help of a remodeling contractor. Discover below what you should know about getting help from a remodeling contractor for a family room addition.
Why Should a Remodeling Contractor Be Hired for a Room Addition?
Although you are the owner of your house, there may be laws in place that limit how it can be altered (especially historic homes). You don't want to attempt constructing a home addition without the help of a remodeling contractor because you may end up having to get rid of it. A contractor can also let you know if you can legally alter your house without a permit. If there is a permit required for the family room addition, the contractor can apply for it on your behalf to spare you the trouble.
Even if applying for a permit on your own does not seem like a big hassle, you must keep in mind that a blueprint of the project is needed for the permit. You can't just poorly sketch up a blueprint of your plans, as it must be clear and detailed. A remodeling contractor will be able to professionally draft up the blueprint for you to make sure it is accepted by the city office in your area. Once the permit is obtained, the contractor can make sure the addition is constructed exactly as it is on the blueprint to prevent you from being fined by the city.
Other beneficial services that a remodeling contractor can offer include:
- Hiring subcontractors
- Renting the needed equipment
- Keeping the project on schedule
- Helping you create a remodeling budget
Is Hiring a Remodeling Contractor for a Family Room Costly?
The price for the services of a remodeling contractor to construct a family room addition depends on how big you want it to be. A complex project that requires a lot of work will have an effect on the overall price. Expect to pay the contractor at least $75 or more per square foot being constructed, but as much as $250 per square foot if the project is complex. Speak to a remodeling contractor at Alleva Construction so he or she can start on your family room addition!