A Checklist For "Home Extensions"

This article will simply be putting forward the things that a house owner should be looking at, before and when involved in the procedure of getting a house extension done.

The information that needs to be critically examined before getting rolled up in house plans is being divided into 3 broad stages. All of these three stages have equal importance for your future actions regarding your home.

01: Money and Extensions:

In this portion you will be doing costing of every little thing that will make you reach for your wallet; the broken door knob to the plumbing to the seepage in the attic.

Real Estate agents price for getting you a new home; if the house plans are not a viable option.The Mortgage price of the new house; and/or the loss being bared from the old house.The governmental stamp duty on a new house.The mover's cost of moving into a new house.The damaged caused by the mover's.Cost of moving the internet, telephone line, cable service, security services, and letter's informing the change in address; and so many other things.How many days off from the workplace look mandatory? And how much will those days off be costing you?

02: Benefits and Extensions:

This portion will be revolving you around the intangible yet effective aspects that are connected to your old home and maybe the reason's for considering house extension plans:

Your neighbors, the entire feel of the neighborhood, the school in that area, and amenities.In general do you think that will be a good idea in these economic conditions?Can a particularly big event distract you while in the procedure of getting a house extension; like a baby coming in, a wedding, or a loan's maturity?Is the extension budget worth the budget cut that you are bearing now?Where would you live during the extensions? How much will it be costing you?

Before the 3rd stage; now do a bit of a cost-benefit analysis; taking into the consideration the things that you wrote in the two stages above.

03: Cost of the Extension:

Remember that the decision of getting a house extension plan will be affecting you in the years to come; so deep consideration, analysis and a keen eye on things is quite significant. Another important thing is taking your time, don't rush you're self.

Take builder or architects to your home, explain the desired extensions and get a cost.Take this cost to other builders and architects to recheck your chosen architect.Once an architect has been chosen; obtain a planning permit from him before moving any further.

Now the extension is in progress and is legally on your side; best of luck in fulfilling your dreams.

A few tips to help you in correspondence with your architect:

Be realisticHave some money set aside for emergencies.Do budgeting on your own; and keep track of weather you are in line with your budget or not.Be satisfied before you make the final payment.

As an architect specializing in house extension plans, I would recommend all the following stated above, because house extensions are for your homes. We are just here for translating your dreams into house plans.

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