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How Do You Know When You Can Add On To Your Home?


Determining Whether You Can Add A Home
Addition To Your Plymouth Residence

Factors To Consider When Planning
Your Home Improvement Project


It’s easy to get excited about your Plymouth home addition. After all, you’ll be adding valuable space to your home’s floor plan, increasing your property value, and boosting your curb appeal. What’s not to be excited about?

However, in some cases, a home addition may not be feasible. Whether your lot is too small to accommodate extra space or your city has strict zoning laws restricting home additions, these are some of the factors you should consider when planning a home addition.

If you have the space for a home addition and there aren’t zoning restrictions, ensure your house can handle the type of home addition you want. Adding a bathroom or kitchen requires complex plumbing work, so you need to budget the work accordingly.

In this article, we’ll discuss the key considerations for adding a home addition to your Plymouth residence.


When Is A Home Addition Not Possible?

Home additions are exciting to plan and design. Homeowners never forget the bliss they feel after seeing their completed home addition for the first time.

But when is a home addition not possible?

Zoning ordinances are homeowners’ primary problem when they are unable to add to their homes. Many cities have laws restricting how close to their property lines homeowners can build.

If you have a small lot, you may find that adding a home addition will eat up what little outdoor space you have, causing you to rethink a home addition that adds to your foundation.

Before planning out your home addition, get a copy of your home’s blueprints and check out your local zoning office so you have everything in the clear to begin work. No one wants to start construction on their new home addition only to find themselves guilty of a zoning violation.

In some circumstances, you may still be able to do an addition by building up, rather than out. Check to see if this is an option for you.

At Executive Remodeling, we’ve seen it all. We’re here to help you craft the home addition of your dreams while also handling the logistics of zoning and utilities. We’re a full-service design-build firm, so you can trust us to handle the stress so you don’t have to!

Consideration 1: Is Your Plymouth Home One
You See Yourself In For The Long Term?

One of the primary reasons homeowners add a home addition is that they don’t want to move. And we get it – especially if you’ve spent years making memories in your beloved Plymouth home.

Home additions are significant investments. Before planning one, ask yourself if you and your family want to stay in your home for at least several more years. This will help you decide whether you want to undertake such a large project as a home addition.

Some homeowners plan for a home addition to give their house higher resale value and attract more buyers in a competitive housing market.

Consideration 2: Do You Have Alternative
Living Arrangements During Your Home
Addition’s Construction?

While it is possible to live in your home during the construction of your home addition, many homeowners find the noise, the mess, and the day-to-day challenges of living inside a construction site unmanageable.

Ensuring you have an alternate place to stay during construction is a key factor that will pay off in your peace of mind!

Consideration 3: Do You Know What Kind Of Home
Addition You Want And The Space It Requires?

Understanding the layout of your home and what space you want to use for your home addition is vital to designing the perfect addition. For example, you wouldn’t want a second-story addition with a staircase in an awkward place!

If you want a bathroom or kitchen addition, keep in mind that these are more expensive home additions and need additional plumbing work to be functional. Features such as countertops, cabinets, and fixtures also come into play.

At Executive Remodeling, our professional design team will meet with you and review your home’s current layout. We can present you with the best options for your household, lifestyle, and budget.


For The Best Home Additions In Plymouth,
Turn To Executive Remodeling

With more than 60 years of combined experience and a stellar reputation for service and quality, Executive Remodeling is the most trusted design-build firm for homeowners in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area. Our high-quality work showcases our attention to detail and commitment to excellence.

If you live in the Twin Cities and are eager to start your home addition, call us at (612) 333-5577 or contact us online to schedule your consultation!


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