What is Required to Add Another Bedroom?

Category: Home Additions
May 17, 2017

Adding an additional bedroom onto your home can raise the value of your home, make it more comfortable for you to live in, and give you some added space for flexibility. Whether you are converting an attic or basement into a bedroom, or putting an addition onto your home for the added space, there are a few things to consider. There may be some limiting factors for you that you’ll need to understand, as well as some requirements to have a true “bedroom”. Let’s look at some of those considerations and requirements.

Are You Converting or Adding?

The first major consideration you’ll need to think about is whether or not you’d like to convert a space in your home into a bedroom, or whether you want to add on a bedroom. If you are converting an attic or basement into a bedroom, you are looking at a much simpler project than an addition. There are some things you’ll need to be aware of and consider if you are converting such as windows, doors, room accessibility, etc. If you don’t have the space in your home to convert a room into a bedroom, you’ll be looking to build an addition onto your home to give you the extra space.

Do You Have Space to Add?

If you’ve decided a new bedroom addition is what your home needs, next you’ll need to consider the amount of property you own, and whether or not you have the space to expand the footprint of your home. On smaller properties this can get tricky, as there are many rules and regulations about the placement of your home on it’s lot, and how close you can get to a neighbor’s property, etc. If you don’t have the physical space to expand your home, adding an apartment above your garage could be a good option, or redesigning some of the layout of your home.

Are There Any Rules/Laws That Would Prevent You From Adding On?

As mentioned above, there are countless building codes, laws, and even HOA regulations that need to be reviewed and considered if adding a bedroom in Maryland. Does your HOA need to approve the plans? You’ll also need to familiarize yourself with any local and city laws that may impact your addition.

If this all seems overwhelming, contact the professional at Clockwork Builders to discuss your Maryland bedroom addition. We are experts in our field, not only at building you a beautiful addition, but at helping you navigate the red tape surrounding it.

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