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Room Additions in Denver: Things to Consider Before You Begin

May 17, 2017

Is your home starting to feel a bit more cramped than usual? If so, you may be considering whether adding a new room to your home is worth it. Room additions in Denver are serious projects, so this is not a decision to take lightly. Here are a few things you should consider before making this decision:

Are there any zoning restrictions you should know about?

Even if you own the property, there are still certain restrictions that limit where you are allowed to build on it. For example, there are restrictions on how tall buildings can be, so you may not be able to add a second or third floor to your home. There are usually restrictions that do not permit you to add on to your home if it means the building will be within a certain number of feet away from the edge of the property. It’s important to consult with a contractor to learn what restrictions will apply to your remodeling project before you begin.

What is your budget?

Before meeting with a contractor, figure out how much you are willing to spend on your room addition. Then, run this number by the contractor that you are working with to see if he thinks it’s enough to achieve your goals. If you will need to spend more than you intended on spending, you may want to wait until you have saved more money before beginning the project.

Will the HOA approve of this project?

If you live in a HOA community, you may want to run your plans by them before agreeing to anything. Some homeowners will need room additions pre-approved by the HOA before they can begin construction. If you are in this type of community and don’t seek approval, you may end up paying a fine for this mistake. Check your agreement to see whether you need to seek approval from them prior to beginning the project.

Will the room addition disrupt your daily life?

Talk to the contractor to find out if you will need to move out of the house while the new room is constructed. Most of the time, the contractor will allow you to stay in the house as long as you block off the work zone to prevent children or animals from accidentally walking inside and hurting themselves. Read these safety tips for before, during, and after the renovation process.

If you do plan on staying in your home, be prepared for the inconveniences that come along with a remodel. For example, if you work from home, you may have trouble finding a quiet space to make client phone calls while work is being done on your home.

Our team of experts at Ridgeline Design and Build can help you through every step of adding a new room to your home. Besides helping clients build new rooms, we also help with kitchen, deck, basement, and bathroom remodels. Let us help you bring your vision to life! Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.