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Home Addition Terms and Definitions

Area
Two-dimensional, circumscribed space having measurable dimensions. Unoccupied plot of land. A building site or area around a building.
Building Inspector
An employee of a city or county who enforces building codes and ensures that construction is being performed correctly.
Building Permit
A permit issued by a municipal government authorizing the construction of a building or structure.
Building Restrictions
Regulations limiting the type of use allowed on a piece of property.
Direct Cost
Costs in erecting a new building involved with either site preparation or building construction, including fixtures, in contrast to indirect costs which include building permits, land survey, and overhead costs such as insurance and payroll
Loft Building
Building with large unpartitioned floor areas often used for storage

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Home Addition Overview

Home Addition Overview
Considering an addition? Adding an addition to your house can be an easy and inexpensive way to increase your living space and enhance your quality of life. Perhaps extending your kitchen, adding a bathroom or building a second story master suite bedroom is just the perfect answer to your living problems. You would be amazed at how much easier life can be with a little extra space added to your home.

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Ideas For Your Home Addition

Ideas For Your Home Addition
By building a home addition, homeowners can make their homes more livable, while also increasing its value. A home addition allows you to comfortably stay in a home and neighborhood you like without incurring the expenses and inconvenience of moving. The idea is to increase space by building on, up, out, down, or in any direction from the existing home structure in order to create additional living space and enhance the quality of life within your home.

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Planning a Home Addition

Planning a Home Addition
If you are considering a home addition, there are several important factors you should review when drawing up plans. Taking all aspects into consideration will ensure the most cost-effective design. Three of the main factors that will need your special attention include your utilities, outlets and switches, and heating. Utilities: Does your addition require that you relocate utilities? If so, you will need to inform your service professional about the relocation because often times bringing...

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