A home addition is different from home remodelling or home improvement. Home additions actually add to the liveable square footage of your house. If there is sufficient land around your existing structure, you may want to consider the addition of one or more rooms. Increase your entertaining and family living space with the addition of a large, inviting room extending from the back of your house. Or, perhaps add an entire new wing for a master bedroom, bathroom, and office suite.
Even if your lot size limits expansion at the ground level though, you can always build up. In many neighborhoods in Los Angeles and surrounding cities, land is at a premium and homeowners choose to build up, adding a new story and essentially doubling the size of the house.
At Gozen Construction, we can take on any home addition project, but we like to stress the importance of planning it correctly from the beginning.
In many ways, a home addition is similar to a new construction project, so this is not an amateur job. As with a brand-new home, your addition may need a foundation and it will definitely require framing, floors, ceilings, electrical wiring, possibly plumbing, walls and finishes.
Here is how it works:
Step 1: Consultation and Site Planning
Gozen Construction begins by discussing your goals and the needs of the project. Then we do an initial walk through of your home to determine how the new construction can fit with your existing structure. The project architect and engineer will need to visit to make measurements and assess the existing structure. Architectural drawings are produced to scale that will serve as the working plan for the project.
Step 2 – Plan Approval
Next, the plan may need to be presented to the appropriate building code officials to ensure that it is in compliance with all regulations. This is a very important step and must not be overlooked. At Gozen Construction, we are familiar with the requirements of cities and towns in the Los Angeles areas and can take care of this part of the process for you.
Step 3: Get a quote for the cost of construction
Once you have a plan that is approved, complete and detailed, it is time to get a quote for the cost of construction to execute the plan. Although you may have received an estimate earlier, now that the plan is finalized, you can expect a precise quote that details the cost of construction. At Gozen Construction we work with you very carefully on this process, so that the price we quote is the price you pay in total.
Step 4: Plan for construction
Once you have a plan and a quote, it is time to begin planning for the actual construction. Gozen Construction can help you set dates and a timeline so that you and your family know what to expect. We procure materials, schedule subcontractors and manage the entire process so that it is smooth and worry free for you.
Step 5: Execute and complete construction
Construction involves noise, as well as dust and debris. It is may be disruptive to your family and may even mean that you must temporarily relocate. Gozen Construction works with you to plan this phase carefully, so that the schedule is clear. Then we accomplish the work on schedule, so that you can get back to life as normal and enjoy your brand-new living space as soon as possible. When everything is complete, we arrange for any required final inspections.
Why is Gozen Construction the best choice for home additions?
We are a California Licensed General Building and Engineering Contractor who can help you with all of your residential construction needs.
We give home additions the same attention to detail and quality as we do for new home construction. After all, these additions become a part of your home’s total square footage. We measure our success by your satisfaction and would love for your home to be our next success story.
We have done numerous additions for satisfied homeowners in Los Angeles and the surrounding area and you can trust us to do a great job with your addition too.
Call us today and let’s chat!