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How to Know If You Should Build Up or Out on Your Next Home Addition

By alana Aug 7, 2019

Does your home feel too small or need a bit more storage space? Do you want to finally build that bright, airy sunroom with cathedral ceilings and skylights?

There are several different types of home additions—and, with the current housing market, many homeowners are opting to renovate or add on to their home, instead of selling it. In fact, if you love the neighborhood you live in, the size of your yard, nearby schools, and more, a home remodel can be the perfect solution to creating the space you want without having to switch locations! 

If you’re considering a remodel, one of the biggest questions to answer first is whether to add more square footage up or out. Here are some important factors to consider as you make this decision. 

Evaluate Your Reasons For Adding On

All home additions should solve a problem or address a need. For example, if you have small children and not enough room for them to play in your living room, consider a home renovation to add a playroom or family room. 

Similarly, when deciding to build up or out, you’ll need to think about whether you’ll be losing outdoor space building out and, if so, whether your remodel will overtake space in the front, back, or sides of your current property. 

A room addition can include a bedroom, family room, bathroom, or dining room. With so many options and varying costs for these add-on rooms, the two primary factors to consider as you make this choice are:

  • The size of the add-on room
  • How the new room will tie into the existing home in terms of design, layout, and utilities.

Consider the Price & Your Lifestyle

Building up often costs more money because the existing foundation likely has to be strengthened. For example, support posts may need to be added to some walls to support another room or level on top of your home. Of course, home additions that are built out also require a brand-new foundation, which can drive up the cost quickly. 

While cost is an important factor to consider with home additions, you also have to consider your lifestyle. If the addition solves your needs and boosts your quality of life, then it’s worth it. 

At Fiderio & Sons, we will explain everything you need to consider when you’re deciding what type of remodel project to move forward with. From the various types of additions to price considerations, your budget, the construction process, and your goals, we’ll work closely with you to ensure your project fits your needs and provides the results you want. 

Speak With Experts Who Have Completed All Types of Additions

Finding the perfect remodeler takes time and patience. They should understand your unique vision and flawlessly bring your renovation to life. Fiderio & Sons can help you achieve just that. 

If you have space and the budget to either build up or build-out, call us today and learn more from experts who have completed all types of home additions

The process of adding a home addition is just as important as the quality of the construction. Choosing to partner with Fiderio & Sons will offer unmatched experience, quality products, and a design-build process that will give you confidence in your renovation, from concept to completion. 

Our goal is to keep our customers well informed so they always know what to expect through the various phases of construction and remodeling. This empowers you to make the best decisions regarding our services.

Fiderio & Sons Is the Remodel & Home Renovation Partner You Can Trust

Fiderio & Sons has completed numerous home renovation projects throughout our 35+ years of being in business. While we can take on virtually any type of home remodel, we specialize in design-build renovations, with a niche in whole home remodels and additions throughout Connecticut. We also specialize in beach homes and creating a wonderful shoreline experience in Westerly Rhode Island and across the CT shoreline. 

Home additions are major projects that can enhance your lifestyle tremendously when they’re done correctly. If you’re ready to design the home of your dreams, contact us today to see how we can create your dream home.

Once you know what your home renovation goals are, call Fiderio & Sons to discuss your ideas and schedule a no-obligation consultation. During this meeting, you can brainstorm your home addition project with one of our remodeling specialists. 

Whether you’re adding a second story master suite, a new nursery, or a dining nook in your kitchen, knowing what your options are can streamline the process. Fiderio & Sons is ready to guide you at every step, helping you with a stress-free home remodel so you can start enjoying the home of your dreams! 

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