You’ve saved up your hard earned money. You’ve got a general idea of what you’re looking for. And now you just need a ballpark price. So here are the big questions - how much will a new addition cost? What is the average cost of a new addition in my area?
House Addition Costs
The average national cost of adding a room or building an addition is $43,547, with most homeowners spending between $20,900 and $66,942. This data is based on actual project costs as reported by HomeAdvisor.com members.
So obviously that is a big range, and whether you fall closer to $20,000 or $70,000 depends on a few factors. Let’s dig in shall we?
It’s an investment in your current home and an upgrade to your lifestyle. If done properly, it can make your current house feel like your dream house - and that’s the goal.
Consider what type of addition you want
When you’re planning your budget for this project, you need to consider many different factors, including the square footage and the size of the addition. The larger you go, the more expensive the project will be. Other important factors include necessary services, including:
According to HomeAdvisor, adding on to your home is among the priciest projects that you can undertake as a homeowner. Experts suggest that you can expect to see a return on your investment of:
Local Zoning Laws
Always check with your local government to research zoning restrictions. In some areas, you may not be able to build within a certain number of feet of the front, sides or rear of the property lines. Other areas have rules about how much space on your property can be covered with buildings, how close you can get to protected spaces such as wetlands or how high you can build up.
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