Building & Additions
You have a home, but you want to expand it?
This can be challenging for some, especially when you do not know where to start. We understand that palladium construction is the perfect home addition contractor to help you out. Most of the time, our clients know they want additions, but they are not sure how the new addition will be constructed in their homes. We will understand your needs and, after a careful review of your property, will come up with a home addition plan.
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New Custom Construction (Home Addition)
Maybe you are hoping to add a room to your house or add another level to your building; we can safely say all is possible if you have the right home addition contractors.
Most of the time, people want more room as they settle down and have children. They do not want to move to a new home because they love their existing one to bits. The best solution is to add a room to give yourself the space to breathe
Benefits of Creating More Room to Breathe
When your home is not offering you the right space to feel comfortable, it can get pretty claustrophobic. The only solution to that problem is adding more room to it. Compared to moving to an entirely new home, certain benefits are associated with building additions to your existing house.
How can we add space to your house?
We offer three fantastic ways to add additions to your house.
We can start by building down, which means we will be constructing a room on the ground level, or build-up, which means we will build on your existing rooms. If this is not what you want, we can also add a space by building out a completely detached unit from your existing house.
However, building out can mean that there is less space in your garden or yard, but building up can save footprints but will be a bit chaotic during the construction phase.
Here are four basic types of house additions to consider to expand your home.
A conventional house addition is a multi-room structure that is built onto the side of a house and is permanently open to the main house. When built well enough, a house addition essentially blends into and becomes the house itself.
A house addition can have many types of areas: great room, dining room, family room, bathroom, guest bedroom, or primary bedroom. Rarely is a kitchen added to the addition, unless the addition is intended to be an apartment.
A room addition or bump out is a single room structure built onto the side of a house meant for a single function, such as a bedroom or bathroom. Sometimes it only expands the size of a single room on the existing house.
A room addition or house bump out is an addition scaled far down. It might be another 50 square feet added to your kitchen so that you can squeeze in a kitchen island. Or you might cantilever a few more feet out into thin air to turn a cramped dining area into a comfortable place to eat and socialize.
Room additions and bump outs often lay down a new roofline, employing a shed style or flat roof. While these types of additions are cheaper than full-size, conventional additions, they are not cheap. They are still subject to building codes, permits, and inspectors.
A sunroom is an addition to the side of the house that is usually a supplemental living area. Sunrooms typically can be closed off from the main part of the house with doors.
Sunrooms are not an alternative to a conventional addition. Smaller than a full-size addition, sunrooms are most often made of pre-fabricated materials such as aluminum and thermal-resistant glass and assembled on-site. Sometimes, sunrooms are stick-built from lumber, concrete, and other materials used to build the house itself, resulting in a solidly built living area that visually matches the existing house.
Sunrooms are never used as permanent sleeping areas. Kitchens and bathrooms are never installed in sunrooms. Because sunrooms are not, by code, designed to be year-round permanent living structures, certain features are possible that are not possible when building a conventional addition. For example, sunrooms can be built with oversized glass and other fenestration that it is not possible with a conventional addition. Also, sunrooms are not required to have heating or air conditioning.
A garage conversion is a one- or two-vehicle attached garage that has been turned into a living space by adding flooring, replacing the garage door with a solid wall, and installing a ceiling. Usually, garage conversions become living rooms or bedrooms.
Garages are tempting to convert into living spaces. The basic structure consisting of walls, foundation, concrete flooring, and a roof is already there. In addition, a number of the elements needed for living spaces such as electricity and a couple of windows are already in place or partially so. Some garages already have drywall on the studs, leaving one less task to do. But garage conversions can come with some downsides. For one, it can be difficult to aesthetically and functionally blend the conversion with the rest of the house. Major systems such as plumbing and HVAC are typically not in place, so they will need to be installed.
What to expect?
When we are building a home addition plan, we will discuss each aspect in detail with you so you can make an informed decision. We ensure that we do not leave our clients out of the picture, so they do not become unhappy with the results. Often, our clients want a certain type of addition, and we make sure that it is done.
We have provided home addition services to many residents, and some of our additions included