Adding more space to your home can involve a home addition. When you work with home addition contractors to make the change, the end result can be a much more valuable and functional home. If you have been considering having your home expanded with an addition, be sure to clear the frequent myths first.
Myth: Home additions change the structural integrity of the house.
Home additions typically do not compromise the integrity or strength of the structure of your home. During the build, the contractors will take great care to examine and assess the existing structure, load-bearing walls, and structural points that could be affected.
Myth: You can't add a home addition to the front of your home.
This myth stems from a few reasons why many people can't build on to the front of their home. First, many homes have underground utility lines that lead into the home from the front of the house. Second, building an addition onto the front of the house can be a drastic change to the home's appearance and the build-on can be more difficult to integrate as a logical component of the overall look. However, you can build an addition to just about any point of a home; the process can just be a bit harder to achieve.
Myth: An added addition never fits with the rest of the house.
When a build-on is handled by true professionals, you won't be able to tell that part of your home was added after the initial build. Sometimes, additions look out of place purely because of aesthetic attributes. For example, if your home has a certain type of brick siding, the same brick may not be available to clad the new addition. Obviously, this can make the addition look a bit different than the rest of the home's exterior. In these situations, skilled home addition contractors take extra steps to ensure the addition blends in, such as altering the existing siding for a better match or opting for complementing siding options.
Myth: You can only add one home addition.
If your home has been expanded in the past, don't fall for the misconception that a home can only have one addition. You can build onto most homes a number of times without causing any issues at all. For example, if you previously had a bedroom added to the back of your home but now need another bedroom, you can have an additional room built on. Just make sure you work with home addition contractors who have experience working with a home that has previously been reconfigured.
Contact a home addition contractor for more information.