LHC Services — Approach to Home Additions
Like any home project, an addition starts with a plan. As you evaluate your options, it’s important to assess how much value the addition will add to your home. We’ll help you determine if your investment in new space will increase your home’s value accordingly. Spending $50,000 on an addition that only adds $30,000 in value to your home may lead you to revise your plan.
The LHC Services team will ask you several questions before starting our design work for your remodel or addition. These include:
- How much more space (square feet) do you want? Ideally, the size and scale of your addition should match or at least complement the structure of your current house. It’s tempting to go big with your wish list but having a space disproportionately large will diminish your home’s curb appeal.
- What will the space be used for? The cost of adding a new bedroom will be different from building a playroom for your children. Design elements such as doors, windows, ceiling height, and roof lines will reflect the purpose of the room and the present appearance of your house.
- Can we repurpose existing space like the attic, porch, basement, or garage to meet your needs? This approach may provide cost savings in materials, time, building permits, and project complexity. We may recommend additional square footage with this approach, but it will be a combination of remodeling and new construction to reduce project costs.
- Our expertise with concrete means your garage foundation will be durable and stable. We have the knowledge to add electrical power, lighting, and outlets to your space. For larger garages, we can even incorporate plumbing and sinks for clean up or small 1/2-baths with toilets and showers. We’ll ventilate and insulate your garage, too, to meet building code standards and your needs.
Exterior materials can complement your home’s design and fit your budget, and roofing material including shingles, fascia, eave troughs, and soffits will match your existing house.
Ready to enhance your home with a beautiful (and useful) addition or garage? Contact our team to set up an appointment or to get more information. LHC Services has been helping customers in the Richmond, Midlothian, Chesterfield, and Powhatan communities increase the value of their homes since 2000. We have the experience and skills to create the right space for you!