Consider these factors before planning a home addition.

Every year, thousands of homeowners decide to add an addition to their home for increased living space, more functionality, or simply to add a new look to their home. But before you give the home addition the go ahead, it’s wise to ensure you know the ins and outs of what you should know. Here’s what to consider first.

Gather legal documents. Before beginning, you’ll need to track down a few legal documents, such as an accurate plot plan of your property showing the property lines. You will need this document to ensure that the new addition isn’t built outside of your land, as defined by local zoning laws.

Set a budget. A rough, but realistic, dollar figure is what you should have in mind for your budget. Develop a list that includes the prices of the hard cost of the project, a decent contingency number, increases to property taxes, utility expenses, and homeowners insurance.

List your wants and needs. Determine what you need above and beyond what you want. Simply put, you may want a spa and pool in the backyard, but you may need another bedroom instead. Writing down these specifics will help a builder determine what is realistic to add to your property that is in line with your budget.

Hire the right team. Home additions are not DIY projects. To ensure that the project is finished to luxury standards, the right design and construction team will need to be put in place. Ask construction companies these questions, check references, view their portfolio, and choose a builder that you trust to be the right one for your needs.

Skip the search of finding the right construction crew for your home addition – contact Levi Design Build today. We serve Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Calabasas, and neighboring cities with reliable, professional construction services. Visit us today to learn more.

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