If you are happy with your current home location but desire extra space to accommodate you and your family, a home addition is a great solution. A home addition is a major improvement project that involves adding a finished living space to an existing home.

At Engelhard Construction, our home renovation experts can help you with your home addition needs. We have over two decades of experience building additions for Grand Rapids residents in need of extra space.

Our team of professionals can successfully perform the following addition projects:

  • Great Room Addition
  • Dining Room Addition
  • Bathroom Addition
  • Guest Bedroom Addition
  • Sunroom Additions
  • Garage Additions
  • And more

Home Addition Considerations

Before choosing to add an addition to your home, there are some things you should take into consideration to ensure that your planning process goes smoothly.

First, be sure to determine where your property lines lay, as your home addition must fit within those boundaries. Many neighborhoods have codes and restrictions regarding how close you can build next to your neighbors. You should also review your home’s floor plan with one of our team members so that a plan can be developed regarding an effective home addition. Lastly, be sure to educate yourself regarding the cost of home additions so that you are not caught off guard if your vision does not match your budget.

Why Choose Us?

Adding an addition to your home can be a large and complicated project if attempted it yourself. Professional remodelers understand all of the intricacies of the project to help ensure the process runs smoothly. They also have the specialized knowledge needed and contacts to obtain the best prices on materials and labor. When performing a home addition, it is crucial that you seek out professional help to ensure that your new structure is compliant with local codes, HOA regulations, property lines, and other restrictions. Our Grand Rapids construction team prides itself on ensuring that additions are constructed correctly and professionally, so you can enjoy your addition for years to come!

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Grand Rapids, MI residents who are interested in learning more about home additions or would like to request a quote should contact Engelhard Construction LLC today.

Home Addition FAQs

How big should my budget be to add an addition onto my home?

How big your budget needs to be depends on the size of the addition youre looking for, the types of materials you want used, and many other factors that we can discuss during our consultation.

Do I need a permit to build an addition on my home?

Yes. Because of its size, you typically do need a permit to build an addition onto your home.

How long does it take to add an addition to a home?

It depends on a number of factors. It can depend on the size of the addition youre looking for, the time of year, and if any unforeseen issues come up.

What is a bump-out addition?

A bump-out falls short of the expansiveness and complexity of a full addition. A bump-out can add a few feet to a room or be as big as a whole room, but its never as big as an addition.

Can you help me make the addition energy efficient?

Absolutely! We can help you choose materials, appliances, and other options to ensure your addition is as energy efficient as possible.

What types of rooms add the most value to a home?

Adding a bathroom or bedroom typically adds the most value to a home. Putting on an addition to add another bedroom and bathroom can give you a big return on your investment.

Is an addition a good investment to add to my home?

Absolutely! By adding space to your home, you can increase the value of your home as well. How much it increases the value can depend on the purpose of the new addition.

How big should my new addition be?

It depends on what youre looking for. Consider how much space youre looking for, what the purpose of the addiction will be, and what the building limits are in your neighborhood.

How do I determine if my property is suitable for an addition?

Assess your property's zoning regulations, setbacks, and structural integrity to ensure compliance and feasibility for a home addition. Consider factors such as accessibility, utility lines, topography, and budget constraints while consulting with professionals to evaluate the potential for a successful addition project.

What types of home additions are available?

Home additions typically include room additions (such as bedrooms, bathrooms, or living spaces), second-story additions, bump-outs (small expansions), sunrooms, and garage conversions, each offering unique benefits and catering to various space and functionality needs within the home.

Should my addition match the rest of the neighborhood?

While there's no strict requirement for a home addition to match the rest of the neighborhood, maintaining architectural harmony can enhance property value and community aesthetics. Striking a balance between your personal preferences and the neighborhood's overall style can create a cohesive and visually appealing environment.

Why do I need to hire someone to add an addition? Could I do it myself?

Adding an addition to your home requires a high level of skill to ensure everything is done properly. Not all homeowners have the level of expertise needed. Our team at Engelhard Construction has the skills and experience you need to have the addition you’re looking for.

Will the addition blend in with the rest of my home?

Absolutely! We’ll ensure the materials and design work seamlessly with the rest of your home.

Can I remain at home while the work is being done?

Typically, most homeowners don’t need to move out of their homes during the addition construction. Although, it can depend on where the work is being done.

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