Fully Qualified & Experienced In Large & Small Home Additions
Getting an addition means adding to the structure to your existing home. It can be a garage, a patio, a guest room, or a complete second story. Our most common request is to expand an existing room, such as a kitchen, master bedroom, or garage. When it comes to remodeling, Carson Rodgers is a fully qualified construction contractor. Rely on us for any remodeling project, and you'll be pleased with the results. Our services are available in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding areas.
Critical Concerns for Home Additions
Any addition has two critical concerns. The first one is the interior footprint and how it flows within your existing space. The second one is the exterior tie-in and how it conforms to the existing structure. A simple floor plan and a little research are all that's needed to develop an estimate.
It's Important To Plan Carefully
Avoid paying for a full set of construction plans without a solid budget in place. You don't want to end up redesigning your project to fit your budget, or worse yet, getting discouraged and abandoning the idea completely. A competent construction contractor can bid on your addition by doing research and creating a simple floor plan. Here are some helpful tips:
1. Never pay for a full set of construction plans without getting an accurate estimate first.
2. A building permit is always needed when adding a structure to your home.
3. Take note of where the existing sewer line and water main are located.
4. Note the location of any underground or aboveground electrical service lines and your electrical meter, also note the location of your gas meter and gas line.
5. Septic tanks can turn up in the most unusual places. Beware of undocumented septic tanks, cesspools, and buried swimming pools; they are common in our valley.
6. The addition must fit within zoning setbacks. A front setback may be up to 30'. This means the dwelling must start at a minimum of 30' from the front property line. Each side of the property has a setback as well.
7. The addition must fit within the percentage of lot coverage. If the percentage of lot coverage is 50%, it means half the lot can be covered by a roofed structure. This includes overhangs, patios, and outbuildings such as a storage shed.
8. Utility upgrades may be needed if major plumbing and electrical work are involved in your project.