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How to Plan an Addition to Your Maryland Home

Updated: Aug 26, 2019

As your family grows and needs change, the size of your home becomes incompatible with your lifestyle. You love your property and your school district, so moving to a new house isn’t practical or ideal. Age in place, and discover how you can add square footage and comfort to your home with an addition.

Evaluate Utilities

Before you start any major renovations, it’s important to meet with an electrician and HVAC contractor to determine the capacity of your existing systems. You need to know if your existing electrical and HVAC systems can provide power to a new space, and if you’ll have to make any adjustments to your current home.

Hire a Professional

When planning a major addition, you want to find a contractor that you can work well with. Find a team that listens to your needs, understands the specific demands of your family, and can provide you with a tailor-made approach. You’ll want the addition to blend seamlessly with the rest of your home, so it’s important to hire a talented and experienced team.

Inform Your Neighbors

Aging in place is easier when you have a positive relationship with your neighbors. If you share a property line with members of the neighborhood, it’s important to notify them of the work ahead. The constant construction can often become an inconvenience for people in the area, especially if it’s a surprise!

Set Realistic Expectations

Just as it’s important to inform your neighbors of the work and noise ahead, it’s vital to prepare yourself and set realistic expectations for the journey. Be realistic with everything, from your budget to your needs. Even the smallest of projects can take time and cause disruptions to you and your family, so prepare for the growing pains of renovation!

Creative Spaces Remodeling

At Creative Spaces, we strive to ensure that our clients are 100% satisfied with every project we complete. We listen to your needs and create a design that will give you the lifestyle you’ve been after! If you’re ready to start the design process, give us a call or visit our website today! Creative Spaces Remodeling removes the uncertainty and stress of remodeling your home with our proven step-by-step system, developed over owner John Johnson’s 30 years in the industry. You can count on us to be direct, detail-oriented, and flexible from start to finish, to create the remodel that matches your desires and needs.

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