How To Plan For Your Home Addition Next Summer

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You may be in holiday cheer mode, but it’s never too late to start planning for next summer! A home addition may be what you need to add value to your Nashville home and make better use of the space. It may also be cheaper than completely uprooting, and you may even be able to rent out that space for income. Whatever your reasoning for a summer home addition, we’re here to help you plan out every step of the way. Outlined below, we have answered a few of the most common questions and concerns about this process. 

How Does Zoning Affect The Home Addition Process?

In many areas, zoning consists of how properties interact with adjacent neighborhoods to promote public safety and quality environments. To sell, purchase or even conduct work on a property, understanding the zoning requirements in your area is crucial. Property rights and restrictions are also made clear in these codes, so make sure you are within these regulations. 

Can I Make A List Of My Non-Negotiables Before This Project? 

Yes! It’s actually recommended that you do because you have to know what you can do without and what you rely on to have the house of your dreams. What ARE your exact reasons for going through with this project- are there toys strewn everywhere and not enough space? Do you need a separate home office? Does the mudroom feel too cramped, and it shows? Creating two different lists of “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves” can help make this process easier!

How Exactly Can You Set Aside A Budget For This?  

Budgeting is the most crucial aspect of a home addition! Before reaching out to a contractor, do some research and an estimation on precisely what you want. Take notes on any significant assets you have, such as the equity built up in your home, investments, and accumulated savings that can be easily liquidated for this project. Unless you’re going to pay for your home addition in cash, you may even consider borrowing money for this project. For this, you can either try a home-equity line of credit (HELOC) or a home-equity sum, both of which have set rates for set periods. 

Where Do I Start With Finding The Right Professionals For This Job? 

Positive word-of-mouth is a great place to start! Ask your friends and family who they used and read reviews and testimonials. You can find professional listings on the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s network. Checking out a company’s credentials and expertise is also helpful to narrow down your options. Choosing three to interview as a starting point is necessary to see which contractor can offer you the best value for money, and you can proceed from there. 

At The Dan Company, we specialize in high-quality home additions- it’s our bread and butter! We have the industry knowledge, and expertise on full-scale remodels, additions, kitchen and bathroom remodels, screened-in porches, decks, historic renovations, painting, custom projects, and more! As a professional team with over a decade of experience with Nashville renovations, we approach every project with integrity and a careful eye for detail. Whether you need a single room addition or a full-fledged home renovation, we are here for you. Contact us at (615) 395-6910, and let us help you add more to your Nashville home. 

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Since 2010, The Dan Company has provided Nashville, Tennessee with high quality home remodeling and general contracting services. We specialize in additions, full gut and remodels, historic renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, screened-in porches, decks, painting, restoration, custom carpentry and more!

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1148 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37211