Planning a Home Addition – Getting in the Game

When planning a home addition, there are lots of things to think about:  timing and schedules, selecting a custom remodeler, designing the space.  It’s an organizational challenge that’s not for the faint of heart. But, as they say, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

One of the best ways to create a plan is through the design/build process. It’s not only faster, but much more efficient if you get your designer, custom builder and you, the homeowner and customer, together at the same time. This insures that everyone is working in concert toward a unified goal. You’ll tell your designer and builder your vision. You may even have pictures that you’ve torn out of home magazines with rooms that are similar to your idea. Your designer and general contractor can give you feedback on the spot. The communication is clearer and so is the direction from you.  When the designer comes back with a blueprint of the plan for your approval, you can be sure that your ideas have been understood and that everyone is working from the same plan.

This approach is much more conducive to keeping the project on budget, as well. You set the tone and the direction. Your custom designer and custom remodeler can do the rest.