Are you planning an addition to your Seguin, Texas home?
Home additions are a great way (sometimes the only way) to add more livable space to your home. If you aren’t fortunate to have a basement you can remodel for the extra space then building out an addition is going to be your only option.
There are several different types of additions that can be added onto an Seguin Texas home. Your addition could be as simple as expanding an individual room on your home, building out an additional 1000 sq ft or more of space or even building an additional story onto your home. Home additions are generally an expensive home improvement project but they offer a great return in the increased value (and use) out of your home.
In the case of a rental addition, it’s quite possible for the addition to pay for itself in a few short years depending on the rental market in your area.
No matter which option you decide to go with for your home addition there is going to be the entire collection of trades working on your home. Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, Roofing, Siding are all services you’re going to require. This is where many homeowners find that working with a local professional contractor is their best option.
Building Home Additions in Seguin Texas
Room “Bump Out” Addition
A room bump out or room addition is generally a small addition to a single room of your home. Maybe you’d like to have a larger eating area in your kitchen, or a bigger guest room or family room, wherever you’d like a little extra space. Adding anywhere from 40 – 120 additional square feet to your home. If you only need a tiny bit of extra space, then a bump out is a good option but likely won’t be suitable if you’ve got a growing family that needs to have more space. The other downside is that for the amount of space you’ll get, a bump out addition isn’t very cost effective.
Single Room Addition or Expansion
Not quite as small as a bump out but also not quite as big as a full blown home addition, a room addition will simply add-a-room or expand the space considerably in an existing one. Often the addition will be for a living room, kitchen or an additional bedroom. Plumbing may or may not be required, electrical work almost always certainly will, as well as all your exterior trades such as roofing and siding. If you have the available property then a room addition might be a good option for you. You’ll have to consult with a local builder such as Lonestar Home Solutions to get the specifics on your project.
Whole Home Additions
Whole home additions are much larger in scale than your basic room addition. An entire home addition is essentially building a “mini home” onto your existing one. Often whole home additions will include a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and are usually designed as a separate living space. These projects are much larger in scope and scale and will require the services of a competent building contractor who can manage and organize all of the sub-trades through to completion. Your whole home addition might require foundation work to be done, will require plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, HVAC, roofing and siding. If you have the need for more space a whole home addition could add 1000+ sq ft or more to your home.
Adding A 2nd Story To Your Home
Often the only option for homeowners with a cramped city lot is to “build up”. And with the services of a competent building contractor and engineer it’s definitely a possibility. Your local bylaws and building codes will ultimately determine the feasibility of this project. But don’t get discouraged; contractors work through the red-tape all the time and can help you make sense of the situation. Adding a level to your home requires major structural changes to your home and must be signed off by an engineer. This type of addition can literally double your living space if you want it to, or you could just have a single upstairs room added… It’s up to you.
Adding a 2nd story to your home is not a project for the faint of heart. You want to choose a contractor with a rock solid reputation and who is capable of such projects because some contractors won’t even attempt it.
Converting Your Garage Into Living Space
If you have a garage you’re not really using (it’s just full of junk) then you also have the possibility of converting this into new living space. Often wiring is already in place and plumbing not that far off. There is already a roof and at least 3 walls so for addition potential, the garage has a lot going for it. There are downsides however… Where you will park your car? or any toys you might have like a boat or motorcycle? If you have an alternate safe storage facility then it’s not a problem. Another point to keep in mind is that converted garages are usually not the most popular option for home buyers (they want a garage), so if you plan to sell you might want to avoid this.
How Much Will My Seguin Texas Home Addition Cost?
That’s a really hard figure to give out over the Internet without taking a good hard look at your project and discussing your vision. To give you a very rough idea on construction costs you could expect to pay anywhere from $100-$200 per square foot of finished additional space. That’s a big spread on price but it’s going to depend on what you’re doing and what materials you’re using and other complications or special circumstances your project may require.
It’s best to ask a professional building contractor to provide you with a formal written estimate after thorough inspection of your project. Sometimes this could involve several hours of their time and they need to be incredibly thorough in their assessment.
Who Builds Home Additions In Seguin Texas?
Lonestar Home Solutions is a full service home construction and remodeling contractor based out of Seguin, Texas. We specialize in designing and building home additions of all sizes from simple room bump outs to whole home additions or even adding another level to your home. Carlos Moreno (our owner) is a graduate engineer from Texas A&M university. With an engineering background and years of construction experience Carlos and his team at Lonestar Home Solutions can handle the most complex home addition projects.
When you hire Lonestar Home Solutions to work on your Seguin home addition project you’re partnering with a professional contractor who can help you realize your building goals. We understand the building codes inside and out and maintain the highest level of quality with every project we complete. We can build you a beautiful addition for your home.
If you’d like to have Lonestar Home Solutions provide you with an estimate on your home addition project, please give us a call or fill out one of our contact forms and we’ll be in touch shortly.