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Room Additions & Second-Story Remodeling

by Riverbirch Remodeling

Are you considering adding on to your home? Two ways to do so are either a room addition or a second-story addition which are the most cost-effective to expand your home. How you go about your room addition or second story addition plans will depend on your preferences, foundation requirements for adding a room or a second story, and building regulations.

If a sizeable amount of space is needed, it may be feasible to save some money on building a second story. Square footage is “King”. The most popular reasons to add a second story are – family size, increasing the value of your home, and simply wanting more space; for example a study, bonus room, second master bedroom, and many others.


What To Consider When Deciding On A Room Or Second Story Addition

Costs: One of the best ways to find out the cost of any expansion of your home is to start with the Design Build Process. This allows for a concept drawing to be done economically. This allows Riverbirch to finalize what you are building and build a budget based upon the specifications or your concept drawings. This saves time, money, and aggravation. Riverbirch is equipped to assist in getting your foundation, weight load, and safety inspected.

Benefits: In addition to having extra space, expanding vertically may be the route to go if you have a small lot and there are not allowable setbacks to add space. Another advantage is the property that you enjoy around your home can stay in-tack and enjoyment of gardens, trees, decks and outdoor living with space between you and your neighbors won’t change.

Additionally, if you have an older home, you can take advantage of heightening your ceilings on the first floor. This is a great feeling and a good “bang for your buck” for resale and adding value. Another great benefit is to merge small rooms and look at the overall floor plan and make needed adjustments.

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Questions to Ask Before Deciding What Type Of Room Addition Is Right For You

What is my budget?
This is a question that many people ask. Realistically, the best way to know your budget is to start with Riverbirch’s Design Build Process. Our team will complete a Customer Preference Interview on our initial visit to your property.

The next step is to discuss the feasibility of your project. Once it is determined your project is feasible we present a Design Contract. This is the best most cost-effective way to give a realistic budget.

Is a room addition or second story within my zoning code?
This step is something that doesn’t take a lot of time and there is no cost. Visit or call your local zoning and permit department for your county our town. Find out the zoning ordinances, codes, setbacks, etc. for the new structure.

How do I find a reputable, knowledgeable, experienced contractor?
This is a question that can be very difficult to answer. Many good contractors provide an amazing service and take pride in the work they do. Be sure to check each Contractors’ Licensing. Not all contractors are created equal. (Note: In the State of NC, any project under $30,000 does NOT require a state-certified licensed contractor to perform work.)

Verify the Contractor you hire has suitable General Liability, and Workers Comp Insurance coverage. A deep understanding of your needs and expectations should be very clearly identified.

Do not be afraid to ask questions.

Why choose Riverbirch Remodeling?

Riverbirch’s full-service remodeling can provide you with all construction services to complete any room addition or second-story project. Riverbirch specializes in design and space planning. Our focus is on providing a “concept to completion” service using full-color 3D renderings of all our proposed designs. See what you’ve envisioned and know exactly what will be delivered.

With timely communication, we will work with you to make the design process as stress-free as possible. Most clients have an idea of what their budget will be for their project. During this time you will get a more clear picture of the costs to reduce the likelihood of unexpected problems.

A high level of professionalism, coupled with the ability to match customers’ ideas with the finished design is what sets us apart from other companies. Our design service is essential to a successful job because proper planning leads to a seamless project that stays on budget, and ends on time.

If you live in the greater Raleigh, Cary, and Apex areas of central North Carolina, call or text us at 919-205-9550 to schedule a consultation with our remodel design expert. We look forward to meeting you and your goals!

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