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What to Know about Building an Addition Shell for Your Home

When you’re building more space onto your home, there are two approaches you can take. Your contractor can handle every aspect of the addition, from framing to final touches. Or, you can have the contractor build the frame and “shell” of the new space, and then you can handle the finishing touches yourself. Since having […]

Financing Options for Your Home Addition or Major Renovation

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There are several financing options for home additions or large renovation projects, and they vary from lender to lender. Most people choose either a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or a construction loan.  Home equity lines of credit are based on your property’s current equity, and construction loans are based on the future value […]

Addition Breakthroughs: Connecting New and Existing Spaces in Your Home

When it comes to expanding your home, one of the key considerations is how the addition will seamlessly integrate with the existing structure. That’s where an addition breakthrough comes into play. In this article, we’ll delve into the concept of addition breakthroughs and discuss different types and options available to achieve a cohesive and connected […]

Can I Live in My Home with An Addition Being Built?

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For most standard home addition projects, homeowners don’t move out of their house unless a contractor is touching a large amount of their existing space. Yes, there may be some discomfort while living in your home during construction, but it is usually the simplest option.   During the design phase of your home addition, our team […]

How Does an Addition Affect My Property Value & Taxes?

Building onto your property is one of the most effective ways to create the increased room your family needs—especially if your current neighborhood is conveniently located near all your favorite amenities. Of course, the new square footage affects your property value and taxes too, be sure to take that into consideration. Here’s what to keep […]

Most Effective Ways to Heat & Cool Your Home Addition

You’ve been dreaming about your spacious new home addition, and now you’re ready to have it built. It’s an exciting process, but one that has practical details to hammer out—including how to heat and cool the new rooms most efficiently. Here’s how our team makes sure you get the best heating and cooling for your […]