Post # 1
I know we have a lot of Bees that are in the process of buying a home. My DH and I are trying to decide whether we should sell our current home and upgrade to something larger next year or whether we should renovate and build an addition to our current home (a 1400 sq ft Cape in a location we love)
My question is:
Has any bee out there done any major renovations/additions and have any pics or stories or advice to share?
We are having an engineer come to the house soon to do a consultation.
Post # 3
Oooh fun! I don’t have any advice, but i’d love it if you started a progress thread if you decide to do the addition! They are so cool to cee :-).
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
You may also want to contact an REA who can tell you about sales in your neighborhood. You don’t want to over-improve for your area or you will never even come close to recouping your expenses. Additions typically result in a loss anyway, but that can be exacerbated by local real estate conditions. Come resale time, it simply doesn’t pay to be the biggest or nicest house on the block.
Post # 5
@crayfish: If we end up doing the addition, I’ll definitely do a progression thread! I love the progression thread about building the house! Great idea!
Post # 6
@lovekiss: Good advice. We’re getting estimates first to see if it is even possible to get what we want. Luckily, the house next door (and several houses on the street) have done similar additions so we wouldn’t be overimproving. We would only add on if we’re sure we want this house to be our forever home.