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If you have ever considered remodeling your home, you have likely wondered what your room addition will cost. Residential remodeling can be quite costly, particularly if you are thinking of adding more than one room to your home. Before remodeling, it is important to decide how many additional square feet you need.

Contractors generally charge per square foot, so adding a small office to your home will be much less costly than adding two additional bedrooms. Whether you are welcoming a new member to your family or simply need more space, Reply! can connect you with reputable contractors who can give you a great deal.

Remodeling costs vary depending on what you need. Contractors typically perform home inspections prior to quoting a price, so it is a good idea to research and prepare questions for your contractor about the cost of your residential remodeling project. Make a list with specific questions related to your home improvement needs. Present this list to your contractor to ensure that he knows exactly what you want before giving you a quote.

Common questions that you can ask are:

    • Do you charge per square foot or per room?
    • Are there cost savings for each additional room I add?
    • Do you charge the same to expand a floor as you would to add additional stories?
    • Are there any residential zoning laws or height restrictions that I should be aware of?

room additionIt is also important to decide whether or not you want to add any specific features to your additional rooms. For example, if you plan to add a bathroom to your home, you may want to include fixtures that require specialized plumbing work. This may increase your costs, but these costs will likely be worth it to you if you are designing the bathroom of your dreams.

The materials you use to update your home may also increase your overall remodeling costs. Specialty flooring, high-grade paint and other materials can impact the overall cost of your remodeling project as well.

It is prudent for homeowners to get multiple estimates, so make sure you contact at least three contractors to find the right one for the job. Reply! can connect you with as many contractors as you'd like. Each contractor will quote you a specific price, but it is not always a good idea to go with the cheapest deal. Choose the contractor who has good references, good reviews and provides high-quality work at a fair price.

Whether you want to add an additional story to your home, renovate your basement or convert your attic into a top floor, Reply! can connect you with contractors who will do a great job and ensure that your room addition costs are reasonable. Just be sure to create a list of questions for your contractors to review during your initial inspection.

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