Home Additions Contractor

Building Value to Your Home

Home Additions Contractor

Building Value to Your Home

Adding on to your home can be a cost-effective solution and increase the value of your home to offset the cost if done properly. Stracoa Construction Services is the home additions contractor to turn to. Our team of experts listens to your demands, navigate you through challenges, and helps you discover effective, cost-conscious options to get the job done. With a business built on honesty, integrity, trust, and incredible workmanship, we will design your home addition to your specifications and create a finished product you will feel proud of.

Different Types of Home Additions

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The Larger Room Addition

A bump-out addition or room extension relocates one or more of the exterior walls in an existing room on the first floor to increase the square footage of that room. This method is often used for narrow bedrooms, cramped kitchens, or small living rooms.

The New Room Addition

A first-floor room addition provides a new room or rooms to the first floor of your home. If you are needing to add square footage to your existing home this is often the perfect solution. In today’s housing market it makes more financial sense to increase the size of your existing home’s footprint rather than list your home and search for a new one.

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The 2nd Story Addition

For homes without an existing upper floor, a second-story addition can double the size of the house without reducing surrounding yard space. The entire roof will be removed, then the second-story addition will be built.

The Attic Addition

For homes with steep rooflines, an attic addition might be the way to go. Finished attics can make great large bedrooms, bonus rooms, and offices that are away from the noise life constantly occurring below. With this type of addition, you may think about adding a dormer for more light and headspace.

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The Detached Addition

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a smaller, independent residential dwelling unit located on the same lot as a stand-alone single-family home. These structures are also called granny flats, accessory apartments or second units. These additions tend to be apartments above a garage, pool houses or in-law suites.

Our Approach when doing a home addition

  • We believe it is important to start off by getting to know you and what your vision is
  • Once we understand your vision, then our expert estimator can tell you if what you want is obtainable.
  • We will ask what your budget is. The reason why knowing your budget is so important is to know if the design you want is in your price range, this is where we can help give some less expensive alternatives to get the price closer to your budget.
  • If you have an HOA, you will need to contact them to see if there are any restrictions in your neighborhood.
  • Now that we know your budget and are aware of any restrictions from your HOA we will bring in an engineer to draw up the plans to be submitted and approved for the permitting process.

Frequently asked questions about home addition’s

Cost per square foot is a very poor way to gauge the cost of completing your home addition. Since all houses, properties, and family needs are different, it’s impossible to guess how much an addition will cost without talking to a local contractor. However, as a general guideline, you can expect to spend an average of $100 to $200 or more per square foot for building costs. In addition to building costs, you have to consider costs for furnishings and amenities. When you increase the square footage of your home, you also increase your heating and cooling energy costs. In addition, your property taxes will likely increase, since tax assessments are based on a home’s square footage.

The cost of a home addition entirely depends on the type and the extent of the project you plan to make. That’s why it’s difficult to provide an estimate without more information on your individual project. Majority of the time a home addition is being built between 100-200 per square foot as a pricing range reference. In today’s market majority of homes are being listed and selling for around 200 per square foot. In short building a home addition you will always be able to recoup your investment for equal or higher value.

  • A room addition takes careful planning, so it looks like it was always part of the house when it’s finished. You need to consider how the roofline of the addition connects to the house and how to enhance the style of the house with doors, windows and exterior materials and finishes.
  • Depending on your space needs and property size, you will need to decide if you should build up or build out. If your property size restricts building out, building up may be your only option to achieve your goals, but building up is always more expensive. Main-level additions are often the simplest, since they don’t require retrofitting the home’s foundation. Second-story additions often require structural retrofitting down to the foundation, as well as moving interior walls and removing exterior materials.

Since the success of your project relies heavily on strong management, we are extremely selective and hire only the best project managers. Our project managers receive extensive and ongoing training on a weekly and monthly basis. The success of our business is built on the strength of our project managers and we are proud of the highly skilled team we have assembled at Stracoa Construction Services Our team uses a top of the line project management software to guide your project from start to completion in the most efficient way possible.

Ready to Start Your Project?

Are you getting ready to start on a roofing or remodeling of your The Woodlands home or business? Give us a call at (832) 521-3215‬ or contact us to speak with a project manager and learn how we can help you create the project of your dreams.