Sometimes, families grow faster than budgets do. If you need more space, but you also have to keep costs under control, you’ll appreciate these tips for saving money on your bedroom addition in Framingham, MA:
Know Your Limitations
Before you even begin planning, make sure you know how your home is situated on your lot, and how close you are to your property lines. There are rules and regulations governing how close your home can come to the property line, and if you violate those rules, any structure that’s been built may have to be torn down. That’s extremely expensive and frustrating – but it’s also entirely avoidable.
Be Open to Going Up
If your home is too close to property lines, a first floor addition may not be for you. Don’t despair! Second and even third story additions are great ways to add more bedrooms to your home. In some instances, it may be possible to put an addition over a garage as well – great if you need space for your adult children.
Know What You Need & What You Want
We all have the ideal bedroom in our mind – which can be filled with high end features like a fireplace, huge bathroom and walk in closets, a hot tub, a built in wine refrigerator…you get the idea. Make a plan detailing what you absolutely need to have in order to be happy with your bedroom addition – that will be the most budget friendly option. As for the nicer features? Talk to your Framingham building contractor about them. Some things may be more affordable than you might imagine.
Work with a Design/Build Contractor
You can have an architect draw up the plans for your bedroom addition and then find a contractor to build them, or you can work with a design/build contractor who does everything for you. Obviously, the latter option is more affordable and efficient – great if you’re short on money and time.