Make The Most of Your Spotsylvania, VA Home Through Home Additions
Spotsylvania is rich in American history. In fact, it is listed among the Historic Sites in Virginia. Living here gives you more privileges than you might bargain for. Since the county is referred to as the “Crossroads of the Civil War”, you’d have access to several historic sites and interesting information about the past. As you gain knowledge of the richness of your surroundings, you may also be thinking of how to add value to your home.
Home additions are a good way of enhancing your home experience. Think of an extra bath or outdoor kitchen. These can go a long way in transforming your home experience. What do you need to know before you embark on the project? Read more in the following post:
New Additions: The Importance of Permits When Improving Your Home
The prospect of building an addition onto your home is an exciting one. Whether you’re dreaming of an extra bedroom, a screened-in porch or an extension of your living room, additions can provide much-needed space to a home you already love. Before you begin daydreaming of how you’ll decorate your new addition, though, it’s important to first consider the steps required for having certified work completed on your home. While it’s tempting to take a DIY approach and forgo the traditional permitting process, homeowners should think twice before proceeding. The headaches that often accompany such shortcuts aren’t worth the risk. Read more at ICA…
If you’re into DIY-ing, you’d best be clear about what would be acceptable in the future and what wouldn’t. You don’t want to invest and then lose out on your time and money later.
While it’s not advisable to take shortcuts, and the idea of getting permits can feel like a bother, you don’t have to dread permits so much. The following post explains why:
12 Important Things to Understand About Building Permits
A great many home improvements and repairs are done by homeowners and even some contractors without the benefit of legally required building permits and the mandatory inspections that go with them. The reasons for bypassing these regulations are many, often because a homeowner or contractor is trying to dodge the expense of the permit, or because they fear that taxes will increase if improvements are officially cataloged. In reality, most (not all) of the fears regarding the permit process are groundless, and the potential for serious problems is quite large if you fail to apply for the proper permits and fail to have your work inspected. Here are twelve realities about the building permit process that many people do not realize. Read more at The Spruce…
Do you feel like most of what you knew about permits was exaggerated? You’re probably wondering what the fuss was all about. Well, knowledge truly is power.
Have you been wondering whether to tear down and rebuild your home, or just include a home addition? Then the following post will shed light on your question:
Tearing Down a House
Tearing down a house might be easier and cheaper than trying to fix up a home that has completely deteriorated. It's also less expensive than, say, moving a home to another lot. But sometimes the home is in such poor condition that it can't be salvaged.
Is the House Worth Tearing Down?
Before hiring a bulldozer to slam into your house and smash it into smithereens, consider hiring a consultant who can advise you whether it actually makes financial sense to tear down the house. A house that may look like a total ruin to you might be salvageable. Fixing crumbling walls, sagging roofs, or sloping foundations is not as expensive as you may imagine. Read more at The Balance…
Seeking advice is essential in whatever decision you need to make concerning your Spotsylvania, VA home. It would be better than trying to go solo.
At Bell Harig Home Inspections, we pride ourselves in offering our clients the necessary information and guidance in matters of home additions. We also have 60 years’ worth of experience with residential building inspections. We’re sure to get you on the right track. Call us today on (540) 881-0550 for all the advice you need.