When you feel it’s time to take on a remodelling of your home, you have a lot of important decisions to make before the contractors show up. Therefore, it’s important to consider whether to build out, or up, and what each decision will entail for your remodelling project.

Adding a storey

Building another storey for your home is often a good choice if you either don’t have a yard or don’t want to give up on your current yard’s space. An upwards remodelling can be as simple as transforming an attic to serve as living space, or as expansive as adding another storey to your home, making it a very versatile remodelling choice.

However, adding an extra story will most certainly mean that your contractor will have to strengthen your foundation, ground floor supports, or add new ones. You will also have to make space in your walls to create electrical, plumbing and heating lines, all of which will mean some disruption during the project. Also, don’t forget that you will also have to sacrifice some space inside your home to accommodate a stairwell.

Expanding out

This is a great option for homeowners who want to expand, and don’t have to worry about giving up real estate space to do so. This remodelling option normally has the least amount of disruption involved for the homeowners, as the bulk of the work is happening away from the house. However, depending on the size of the project, you might have to deal with construction vehicles gaining access to the yard to create a space for additional foundation.

For both of these remodelling choices, you will have to be cognisant about local and federal zoning and building regulations that might apply to your remodelling. Be sure that your contractor is up to date with the latest regulations, to ensure you won’t run into any hassles during or after the project.

If you are looking for a building contractor that can help you navigate local and federal building regulations, or just want to find out what remodelling options are available to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.