Do you like your house, but feel as though you don’t have enough room? Or maybe you think a certain space could do with a little sprucing up? Well, a home addition or remodel may just be your answer.
With any renovation, it’s important to do some planning up front to make sure you accomplish what you set out to do. Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself:
- Do you need an addition, or can your current layout be modified to accommodate your needs?
- How much will it cost, and what can you afford?
- Will the addition or remodel add value to your home?
- Are there any building codes or property line restrictions to consider?
- With an addition, will it be better to build up or out?
- What materials are you hoping to use?
- What will the impact be on other parts of your house?
Once you have some answers to these questions, it’s time to call in a contractor—that’s where we come in. Twin Brook Construction has done home additions and renovations of all shapes and sizes, so we are ready to help you with your next project.
Types of Home Additions and Renovations We Handle
Sun Room Addition and Remodel
Sunrooms are a great way to add square footage to your home without the costs attached to a custom-built addition. A sunroom can cost you 50 percent less than a framed and finished addition and can be done in that much less time. Best of all, a sunroom addition does a nice job of bringing the outdoors into your home. You can also select pre-fab models or create a custom space to meet your exact needs.
Garage Expansion and Remodel
A garage expansion and remodel can provide you with more space to park another car, more space for a workshop, or even more storage area. It’s also a solid investment in the equity of your home. The average return on a free-standing garage addition is nearly 64 percent; considering that a bathroom remodel will only get you a 54 percent return, that’s a great investment. Besides, a garage addition will also reduce weather-related damage to your car or save you from having to rent a storage unit.
If you have an unfinished basement, a remodel is a great way to add more living space to your home and get back nearly 70 percent of your investment. Basement remodels typically range from $20 to $35 a square foot, much less than the square footage costs attached to an above-ground room addition. In fact, a basement remodel is up to three times more cost-efficient than building an addition.
Custom Trim Work and Casings
Adding a few details to your home through custom trim work or casings can enhance the visual interest to a room and make your home stand out more. The options are almost endless—interior doors, crown molding, window trim, baseboards, door casings, wainscoting, coffered ceilings, and chair rails are just a few examples.
There are a lot of reasons to build a custom addition—it’s more convenient, adds more space, has a great luxury, and adds to your home’s value. Just make sure you know what you’re trying to accomplish before moving forward, so you don’t break your budget.
During the custom addition process, you may even want to make updates to some other areas of the house. Changes like HVAC system updates, window replacements, or trim work are best done now while construction is already underway. It’s also helpful to start with a plan that maps out the details your addition, including size, materials, style, and even access to and from the new area.
What is the Twin Brook Renovation Process?
Once you’ve made up your mind about your desired home renovation or addition, give us a call. We’ll work with you every step of the way, including:
- Step 1: Design Consult
- Step 2: Planning & Finishings
- Step 3: Construction
Home Additions We’ve Done Before
We’ve done home additions of all kinds for our clients in the West Chester, Wayne, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, and Downingtown areas. If you’d like to see a few examples, or just get some ideas for your addition, check out our gallery.