Not only do home addition costs tend to be high but adding onto your house is a time-consuming process that seriously disrupts your life. You may like the end result, but getting there will probably be a real pain, since it involves opening up and building onto your current home, something that will doubtlessly take weeks–and probably months–even if there are no snafus.
Is there a way to lower the costs of adding a room or rooms onto your home? And is there a way to make the process go more quickly?
Well employing prefab construction may be a way for you to answer yes to both those questions. According to Prefabulous: The House of Your Dreams Delivered Fresh from the Factory, it’s possible to not only build a house from scratch using prefab, but you can also add onto your existing home.
With prefab construction, the main work is done in a factory, and then the pieces are assembled on your site, often in a manner of days instead of weeks or months. And just because a home is factory-built doesn’t mean it is of poor quality (actually, since the building environment is controlled, quality is often better than in stick-built homes erected fully on site), and it doesn’t mean there is any lack of variety. You can work with designers to have your home addition custom built to your specifications.
If you’re at all interested in prefab construction, you might want to pick up that book, as it’s got a lot of nice pictures and is a good reference piece:
Prefabulous: The House of Your Dreams Delivered Fresh from the Factory