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Key Considerations When Building a Home Addition – Part 2


Adding a home addition can be a great way to increase your living space and add value to your home. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you start the project. If you haven’t already, please take a look at the first installment of this two-part blog post for the first set of considerations to make when adding home additions.

Here is the continuation of that list:

6. Protection of Home Elements

You’ll also want to consider how to protect your home elements during the construction process. This includes protecting furniture and other items in the home, as well as protecting the floors, walls, and other surfaces from damage.

7. Size and Scope

Next, you’ll need to decide on the size and scope of the addition. Consider the space you have available, as well as any local building codes or restrictions that may apply. Once you have an idea of the size and scope of the addition, you’ll be able to better budget for the project.

8. Contractor

Once you’ve determined the size, scope, and type of addition you’d like to build, it’s time to start looking for a contractor. Ask friends and family for recommendations, or search online for local contractors. Make sure to get multiple bids and check references before making your decision.

9. Type of Addition

You’ll also need to consider the type of addition you’d like to build. Do you want to add an extra bedroom? A home office? A sunroom? A garage? Knowing what type of addition you want to build will help you plan for the materials and labor needed for the project.

10. Impact on Taxes

You also need to be aware of the potential impact on your property taxes. Depending on the size and scope of your project, your taxes could go up significantly.

11. Construction Process

Lastly, you need to be mindful of the construction process itself. Noise, dust, and disruptions to your daily routine are all unavoidable side effects of any home improvement project.

Hiring the Right Contractor Matters

Now that you know the many factors involved in a home improvement project, you can better understand the importance of hiring the right contractor. The right contractor will be able to work with you to develop a realistic budget and timeline for your project. They will also be able to help you determine the best way to finance your project.

They Will Help You Understand These Considerations

If you’re putting an addition on your home, your contractor will be able to help you understand the permits required by your city or county. They will also be able to help you understand the need for a contractor’s license and the insurance requirements for your project.

When you’re ready to start planning your home improvement project, it’s important to reach out to a licensed contractor who has experience with your type of project. They will be able to help you understand all of the factors involved in your project and will help you develop a realistic budget and timeline.


There are many factors to consider when planning a home addition. The size and scope of the project, as well as your budget, will all play a role in determining the feasibility of the project. In addition, you’ll need to obtain the necessary permits and approvals from your local municipality. Once you have all of the necessary approvals, you can begin the process of selecting a contractor and starting construction. With careful planning, your home addition will be a successful and enjoyable addition to your home.

Should you need help with your home addition, contact Terra Inc. Construction. We are proud to help our clients in constructing fine residential homes, additions, and remodeling projects.