How to Expand the Size of Your Home with Minimal Disruption


Have you been thinking that it is time to add onto your home, but you’re dreading the inevitable disruption? What would you say if you found out that you could do many types of additions to your existing home with few changes to your normal routine? Well, you can if you have the right team working with you. We regularly work with homeowners in and around the Colchester, VT area who are surprised at the fast, high quality finished product. So today we’re going to give you some quick tips on making your remodeling project go as smoothly as possible from start to finish.

Plan Well 

Once you have decided that it is time to make more room in your home you need to find a qualified project manager. The bigger the expansion you want, the more important it is to find and hire a professional contractor with project management skills. We’re a full service design and build company with the experience required to plan your project from beginning to end. We use state-of-the-art 3D rendering software that allows you to virtually walk through your newly remodeled home before the first nail is hammered.

The Type of Addition

Depending on what you want, you may not have to do any major demolition to your existing home. For example, you may be able to do a bump-out which does not require a lot of foundation or roof work. The addition will rely on the existing structure for part of the new addition. These renovations can give you anywhere from two to eight feet more on the main house. While not a true addition, in many cases, it may provide just enough space for your needs.

This type of addition will also create a very unique appearance for the exterior of your home. This allows you to create a very nice visual accent piece on your home. Choose a different type of siding from your existing siding to create a specific allure. For example, if your existing siding is taupe or some type of tan vinyl siding, choose stone siding with similar hues as a focal point.

Create a Schedule

This is almost as important as having a plan in place. The schedule will guide decisions on what should be done at each stage of the addition project. We will work with you to make sure that the schedule fits your lifestyle and needs. We will even acquire the required building permits, if needed, so you don’t have to deal with that headache.

Choose the Best Time to Expand

Even with a schedule, you should discuss the best times to do the addition with us so that there is hardly any disruption to your routine. For example, if you have kids away at college, you should consider getting your addition done at this time. You may be able to have the heavy work done during the day when you and your family are away from home. This way, the work won’t get in the way of normal family life in the evenings. It is also important that you choose a time when the weather is more likely to be good. Bad weather will cause delays and extend the length of time it takes to complete the project.

At Laurie’s Certified Construction, we would love to be your partner in expanding your home. We are experienced with various types of home additions from garages to extra bedrooms. Whatever you want, we are here to help you get the house you want for you and your family. We know how to ensure that you get pleasure from the project rather than being stressed about the work that is going on.

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