Home Additions and your Floor Plan by Robert Kempe

Have you ever driven binary.com real account down the road and seen some home additions that were clearly not part of the original home?  I can not tell you how many times I have had a chuckle with myself and said “I wonder if they had planned it to look that way, or did exness metatrader 4 they just do what they knew how to do?”  What I am going to discuss is some advice on how to make your home addition look as if it was part of the original design.

The first step is safety.  Obtain a blueprint drawing of your home or an accurately scaled drawing of the section of your home that you are to be adding too.   Identify the load bearing walls and clearly mark them with a high lighter.  If you cannot identify the load bearing walls, consult an architect or contractor.  Once you have these identified, try not to modify them in any way, however, with proper support they may be modified only after you get approved structural drawings.

Second, follow the architecture design.  For example, if you own a home and desire alpari us review to put an additional bedroom off to one side; follow the original pattern, even if it is outdated.   If you put different siding or window frames in your new addition than the original, upgrade the whole house, not just the addition.  The trick to additions is to hide that they ever were additions to the outside viewer. 

Third, make sure there is consistency.  Most people who put on additions to their home are fulfilling a need that the original design does not.  Whether it is an extra bedroom, bathroom, closet, or sun room, etc., the concept is that there is a need.  My suggestion to get maximum value out of the home appraisal after the addition is to keep the original architectural design.  If you upgrade the design in one section, you need to make plans to upgrade it in all areas of your home. This can get very expensive.  The most common mistake home owners make on additions is that it can actually downgrade the value of the home to a potential buyer if it appears to be out of place.  For this reason, before you do any DIY (Do It Yourself) additions, have an architect draw you up plans to keep consistency throughout your project with the instructions that they keep the consistency in your design.

Fourth, as I always state in all my articles, get the correct building permits.  Study up on all the codes and regulations for your area.  Make sure, that if you need advice and direction from a source, that they are a licensed contractor or architect.  Make sure you cover in your research, structural, electrical, Heating Venting and Air Conditioning, and Plumbing.

Fifth, now that you have all this homework and information accumulated, you are ready to design your new floor plan for you home addition.  Its okay to have an idea and to write the idea for the new addition down, but DO NOT start your designing process until you know the total environment you are up against.   This method will help you gather the necessary information to create a new addition to your home that you can be proud of, whatever that might be.  I mean, don’t we all want an indoor basketball court?



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