Have you decided your home needs an addition, but you don’t know where to start? Adding on a room addition can seem overwhelming but when you break the project into steps, it makes the process much easier to manage.
At Satin and Slate, we are a full service interior design company that specializes in residential and commercial design renovations. We often have clients come to us when they need to create a new addition to their homes.
In this article, we go over the steps involved in adding an addition to your home.
If you’re reading this article then there’s a good chance you’ve already done this step. However, before you can get started on any project, you need to be clear on what the problem is and how you’re going to solve it.
For example, adding a new member to the family and running out of space? Then you’re going to need an extra bedroom.
Identifying the problem and solution leads us right into the next step: budget.
Now that you have identified what time of addition you’re making, set a price range of what you can afford and are comfortable spending. Keep in mind that not all room additions are created equal- especially when it comes to finances. For example, adding on a bedroom is much more affordable than adding a bathroom because of all the plumbing and material costs.
You should give yourself a range that you want to stay in as you won’t know the exact cost of your project at this stage. Knowing your budget will make the next steps easier for you and your designer.
Now that you know your budget, the design process can begin. To avoid frustration, we recommend designing to your budget. The last thing you want to do is create a beautiful design that is not financially feasible.
For the design phase, you can hire an interior designer or professional contractor to create the architectural plans that will need to be submitted to the city inspector.
Once you have a finalized design that you are happy with, it’s time to hire a contractor to bring your design to life.
Finding the right contractor for your project can be difficult, so we recommend consulting reviews, asking family and friends, and interviewing multiple contractors until you find the one that is the right fit. Be sure the person you work with is licensed and provides a written contract that includes all costs associated with your project.
With the right professional contractor on board, the building can begin. There are multiple steps within this step including permits, construction, and city inspections. Your contractor will handle all of this for you.
When it’s time to make more room, work with a reputable professional designer that will guide you through all of the steps involved in a room addition.
When you are looking to take your home from ordinary to extraordinary, Satin & Slate can help make your design dreams come to life. Contact us today for a consultation. We look forward to working with you!
Founded in 2017, Satin and Slate is one of the elite interior design studios in Southern California. Located in Long Beach, this dedicated team of designers oversees from kitchen and bathroom renovations to commercial projects. Equipped with their own showroom/studio they can satisfy the needs of any client. Featuring clean lines, bright colors and fresh ideas Satin and Slate’s mission is to bring your vision to life and help transform your space into something extraordinary.