San Diego Room Addition
San Diego and Temecula homeowners often reach out to Classic Home Improvements because they want to expand their living space. Either they have adult senior family members moving in, have had more children than the home can handle but don’t want to move, or in this client’s case – they now have a situation where they can work from home and they need a quiet space to do so. Sometimes we are brought out to homes that need a larger kitchen (so many homes in San Diego have teeny tiny kitchens that need to be expanded). No matter what your reason is for needing a San Diego room addition, we are happy to consult with you on your project!
One of the first questions we are generally asked is – can you meet with us before we have any plans? Yes, we can absolutely meet with you prior to having plans drawn for your room addition. In fact, we prefer it! As a design build contractor, we have the in-house ability to prepare your drawings so there is no need to meet with an architect separately from us. However if you have already met with an architect and already have plans designed – we are more than happy to provide you with a “build only” estimate.
When you want to reach out to a home addition builder it is important to know what their capabilities are because not all builders have the ability to coordinate preparing architectural plans. They would prefer you meet with an architect first and then contact them for an estimate. We believe it is best if you contact a design build contractor because then you have one firm completing the entire project for you from start to finish. It is not well known, but architects are not truly trained on building costs. So they may design your perfect room addition without any consideration into the cost of building the room addition. When you meet with design builder they take your budget in consideration when designing your room addition. Many times a room addition – especially a second floor home addition – will require almost a whole house remodel! This is because you will need to create a way to make it up to the second floor – by building stairs – which will alter your downstairs home layout.
This second floor San Diego room addition was built so the homeowners would have a space to work from home. The original 1920’s home did not have enough space for a home office on the first floor so the only option was to create a second floor addition. Located near Northpark San Diego there were some extra considerations that needed to be made in relationship to parking and material deliveries for the project. When you meet with a design consultant, they will walk you through all the extra nuances your project may have. Many homes in San Diego have to go through a few extra permitting review processes – especially if you are located in a historical neighborhood, near the beach, or near the airport. Additionally if you in a high risk fire zone there may be more review processes by the city before you can get your permit to build. Regardless of where your home is located in San Diego or Temecula, our consultants are trained to provide you with expert knowledge about what needs to take place before you build your room addition and we will be frank with you when it comes to the pros and cons of building a room addition.
Working with Classic Home Improvements you can be sure we will assist you through the entire process of your second floor room addition! Check out the photos below of the beautiful new space!