Adding square footage to a home with a room addition is one of the most popular home renovation projects. With the proper design and construction, this can make a big difference in how you use the space. Like any project, however, it requires planning and expertise to ensure that changing the home’s configuration doesn’t compromise its structural integrity, or have a negative impact on the overall design.
Room additions vary greatly in terms of complexity and price, with overall cost being largely determined by the extent of the renovation. Other factors to consider include how much demolition is required, and whether it’s necessary to move or remove load-bearing walls, electrical components, or plumbing.
Room additions sound like they can be overwhelming as it;s definitely a structural construction job, meaning we will need to bring in structural engineers to determine how much retrofitting is necessary to support the additional square footage to your home. In many cases only a few small square feet change the whole layout of a home. We’ve done several projects where we enclose a balcony, a niche, partial porch enclosure, or other indented areas in your home’s footprint to complete a space and relocate the function for that space so it is easier to use. You can read a recent case study on two small space enclosures that enabled a small kitchen relocation to be a grand open concept kitchen plus the addition of a laundry room.
Planning A Room Addition
While a few room additions may be completed by Do-It-Yourself homeowners, the majority of these projects require professional involvement due to their complex nature. Sea Pointe makes the process simple. With an experienced design-build team, we can coordinate and execute the entire process from start to finish. That means all of your design, engineering, and construction needs are met under a single contract, and a single point of responsibility and accountability, keeping your project on-budget and on-time through your whole room addition project.
As a General Contractor and design build firm, Sea Pointe Construction coordinates all phases of construction, beginning with an analysis of building design and continuing through home remodel project completion. Our Project Managers oversee general day-to-day job site operations, ensuring quality construction and compliance with the project timeline. We have an intimate understanding of local building requirements and general systems for obtaining permits in any Orange County city where you choose to build. Efficiently handling such sensitive issues is part of our building contractor package.
Having your whole room addition remodel project with one company enables us to provide you value engineering which you cannot find outside of a design build remodeling company due to the logistical imitations with traditional general contractor remodeling. Value engineering starts with your designer evaluating your home’s entire footprint for the most cost-effective way to deliver your desired space. In a traditional GC model you would tell your architect that you’d like to add on a space to build an additional bathroom; your architect will draw it just as you requested and you hand the plans off to your contractor to build. In the value engineering model, your designer looks to leverage existing construction and minimize the costs; this includes evaluating your as-built blue prints and discussing the options with our structural engineer to add this bathroom in the most cost effective engineering available.
We want to ensure we get you the best value out of your remodel and this is why we collaborate and have a team of design and construction professionals to support your remodeling needs. We reference multiple construction professionals on our team to deliver your design and build options. Our goal is to deliver quality design and build options that take the hassle out of remodeling while giving you the best value available. Once your designer and you finish your design, you’ll know the exact cost of your room addition; no change orders here. Transparent communication to ensure we maintain our repeat and referral customer rate over 50%.
Sea Pointe takes the hassle and jargon out of building your remodel; you won’t need to know or even understand the city building codes. The building department of Mission Viejo has 20 different building codes from 7 different city legislation departments for a kitchen remodel. We will take care of the details while you enjoy designing your space addition.
Sea Pointe is one of Qualified Remodelers TOP 500 contractors in the U.S. (out of 600,000 national contractors) because we follow a very basic construction and remodeling philosophy. We will provide the best team of professional construction management and field personnel possible to meet your construction quality demands and schedule objectives in a cost-effective manner. In addition to earning this construction award, we have been honored by Professional Remodeler Magazine with the annual Top 50 award, ranking us in the top 50 remodeling companies in the United States. Orange Count Register has also named us top kitchen and bath specialists year after year. Take a moment to browse through our portfolio of recently completed projects, and then give us a call to let us help you complete your room addition project with ease.
“Jim – I wish to express our appreciation for the many months of hard work you spent on our home remodel. With a job the scope of this, it could be a bit overwhelming, but you made it as bearable as humanly possible. Your organizational skills and expertise were invaluable. We are ecstatic with the results and appreciate and enjoy our “new” home each and every day.” Jim & Melanie Burian, Mission Viejo