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How Do You Calculate The Costs Of A Home Addition?


When Every Square Foot Counts: Calculating
The Cost Of Your Plymouth Home Addition

Bringing Your Vision For Your Living Space
To Life While Staying Within Your Budget


Your Plymouth home addition is a significant investment – one you should thoroughly plan out before work begins. Factoring the costs of everything is key to having the perfect home addition, no matter how big or small your budget.

It’s easy to think about the big things, such as setting up walls, but you also need to factor in the costs of the less obvious things, such as electrical wiring or plumbing.

The cost of home additions can vary widely depending on the kind of addition, materials, permits, labor, and more.

Proper budget management is just one of the reasons why you should hire a top-quality design-build firm like Executive Remodeling. We work closely within your budget to present you with the very best solutions for your home.

Calculating the costs of your home addition can help you better manage your budget and get all the features you need.


Which Home Additions Are The Most Expensive?

Not all home additions are created equal. Simpler home additions, or small spaces without much plumbing or electrical work involved, cost the least. These are usually rooms such as mudrooms.

Bathrooms and kitchens can be the most expensive home additions due to the required materials and features, such as sinks, counters, and cabinets. They also require extensive plumbing work that can add up quickly.

Factor 1: Size, Type, And Scope Of Your Home Addition

While square footage alone doesn’t determine the cost of a home addition, it’s a good indicator when determining your budget.

A spacious home addition doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be more expensive than a smaller home addition. After all, a large yet uncomplicated dining room addition usually costs less than a kitchen addition of half the size. But generally, the size of the home addition means a higher cost.

The more square footage your addition has, the more flooring, paint, drywall, and other surface materials you’ll need.

Factor 2: The Type Of Home Addition

The type of home addition is one of the determining factors in the budget, along with size. Large additions with extensive plumbing or electrical work will cost more than smaller, simpler additions.

The most common home additions in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area are:

  • Laundry room / Mudroom addition
  • Second story addition
  • Dining room addition
  • Living room addition
  • Bathroom addition
  • Sunroom addition
  • Bedroom addition
  • Kitchen addition

Luxury home additions are usually more spacious and feature higher-end materials than simpler additions, which will increase the cost. Consider the differences between an added guest bathroom and a luxury master bath.

Factor 3: The Electrical And Plumbing Work
Required For Your Home Additions

Your home addition needs proper electrical and plumbing work to function smoothly and fit seamlessly into your Plymouth home. Your addition needs to be up-to-date regarding electrical codes, and the extent of the electrical work will depend on the type of addition.

For example, if you’re adding a home gym with room for exercise equipment and a stereo system, your electrical needs will be very different from those for a basic bedroom addition.

Plumbing isn’t required for every type of home addition. Bathrooms and kitchens are more expensive because of the plumbing, but you won’t need to factor plumbing work into your budget unless you’re putting in one of these.


Executive Remodeling: First-Class Home
Additions For Plymouth Homeowners

Not only does a high-quality home addition increase your property value, but it also makes your home more comfortable and spacious.

We at Executive Remodeling are in business to help Plymouth homeowners have the perfect home addition. Our top-quality work includes design services so you can see exactly how your home addition fits together.

Don’t risk the beauty and welfare of your Plymouth home to the amateurs. If you want a first-class home addition that fits seamlessly into your floor plan, call us at (612) 333-5577 or visit us online to get started!


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