Building a first floor additions is usually with wood construction or concrete block construction. Most of the wood construction is in the colder northern climate & the concrete block is in the southern & warmer climate. Houses with basements prevail in the north & cement slab houses prevail in the south. are necessary to secure your building permits. All you have to do is look around you & see what is prominent in your area. That is what you are going to be buying. Both lumber & concrete have their pluses & minuses so I think it is a draw between the two methods of construction.
"A home addition is not an expense, it is an investment"
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A first floor home addition is one of the best investments you will ever make. I call it an investment because that is exactly what it is. Better than bank interest, better than any stock. After 25 years building first floor additions I have never seen a homeowner lose money by adding an addition to his home. First floor additions are the most popular type addition simply because they can be easily adapted to the original house design. Adding a bedroom or extending an existing room, adding a bathroom & adding a family room are the most desired by the average homeowner.
Adding to the rear or side of the house is by far the most prevalent simply because it easily adapts to extending living space to any kind of room you need. Building a first floor addition on the front of the house is less prevalent because it is usually more expensive to do so & frequently there are issues with property set-back limitations. The front addition is more expensive because it almost always entails new front doors & new steps & walkways. All are relatively expensive items. Planning includes blending in roof design, foundation, siding, windows, doors etc & a host of large & small items. These additions do not come in a box, wrapped up & ready to use. Each first floor addition is custom built to your specifications & those specs include many, many options& choices.
It has been my experience after giving thousands of estimates to homeowners that most have no idea how to buy an addition. They know little about planning & design & haven't a clue how to get the cost down to an affordable price. It takes more than getting three estimates & pick the low price which is what the majority of the homeowners do. There is nothing difficult about buying an addition if the correct simple method is spelled out for you to read & absorb. You will save thousands of dollars by learning how easy it is to build a first floor addition. I can show you how to buy a quality remodel at the lowest price available in your area.
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