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Make Building an Addition Easy by Planning Ahead

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Whether you are building an addition this fall or waiting until next year, you can make the process much easier if you plan ahead. That’s true of nearly everything, but preparation is even more important when you have a big project like a home addition. Our team at Pro Plus Services is dedicated to giving you the best service possible when you need a contractor in MA. An important part of that is ensuring that you are prepared for every step before we even start building.


Be prepared to build your addition! Here are some tips from your MA contractor to help you plan ahead.


Set your goals and stick to them.

Talking about an addition in terms of “goals” might seem odd, but it will help you a lot in your planning. When we talk about goals for your addition, we are asking the question, “Why do you want to build an addition?” Do you want a home office, an extra bedroom, a game room, or something else? Once you make that decision, you can better design and budget for your home addition. Setting a goal like this helps you stick to your original plan so you don’t go over budget or start asking for things that won’t work with the design you and your contractor agreed upon.


Secure all your permits and financing early.

Speaking of budgets, you want to ensure that you have your financing in place before the work starts. Whether you are taking out a loan or liquidating some assets, you’ll avoid unfortunate delays if you already have the financing worked out. Your contractor wants to get paid, and you don’t want to end up with a half-finished addition because your financing fell through.

You also want to get your permits squared away as soon as you can. Depending on zoning laws in your area, getting permits can be a bit of a hassle, so it’s best to get it out of the way.


Plan on disruptions to your routine.

Depending on the scale of your project, you may prefer to stay somewhere else while the contractor works on your home. If you have friends or family in the area, make arrangements to stay with them well in advance for your peace of mind. However, it may not be an issue to stay in your home while the addition is being built. There will still be some disruptions, so plan around the possibility of not having access to certain areas of your home.


Contact Pro Plus Services when you need a reliable contractor in MA. Visit our website to check out all our residential services.