There are many reasons you might want to add more living space to your home. Maybe you work from home and need a dedicated office space. Maybe your growing family needs more bedrooms or bathrooms. Maybe you just have a lot of stuff—and that stuff needs its own room to grow into! Whatever the reason, adding on extra square footage will likely require a significant financial investment and an equally significant time commitment. So if you’re thinking about adding a room addition, one question may be weighing heavily on your mind: How long does it take?
Length of a Room Addition Project
So, how long does a room addition take?
A lot of factors go into the length of your project, but one is definitely the complexity. Complexity can be defined in a number of ways: How many construction companies are involved? Are there multiple trades? Is it a high-end custom build with materials like stone or hardwoods? Is there interior work going on at the same time as exterior work? It all adds up.
The average project takes about six weeks from start to finish, depending on how many people you have working at once and whether or not they’re all skilled professionals. If you’re doing your own renovations then expect it to take even longer than that—at least two months if not more!
On average, a room addition will take 3 to 4 months to complete.
The amount of time it takes to complete a room addition will vary depending on the extent of the work that needs to be done, but you can expect it to take about 3-4 months. If you are adding a new bathroom, for example, that could be done in less time than if you were building out an entire bedroom or family room.
Also note that if you are hiring an architect or contractor who is unfamiliar with home additions, they may have more questions and spend more time on research than someone who has experience with this type of project.
Comparing the room additions to a bathroom or kitchen remodel.
- Bathroom remodels are usually completed in six weeks or less.
- Kitchen remodels typically take three months to complete.
- A room addition is often longer than a bathroom renovation, but shorter than a kitchen renovation.
An example: Let’s say your bathroom will take six weeks to renovate and your kitchen will take three months. The length of time it will take for you to add on an extra bedroom depends on the size of the addition, materials used and whether or not you have help from friends or family members (or hire contractors). If you’re ready to get started with your project now then read on!
It is possible that your project may be completed faster or slower depending on the size.
The amount of time it takes to complete a room addition depends on how big you want your new space and how much work you want it to include. For example, a simple 8-foot by 12-foot room addition with sheetrock walls and ceiling will probably take less than 10 days. However, if you are planning to put in an entire second floor (including finishing materials), this could take several months depending on what else needs to be done around the house while construction takes place.
When you hire a contractor, he will schedule the job based on his availability and what permits need approval from local authorities before starting work—which can add days or weeks onto timelines because there is no way around this step unless both parties agree beforehand not to have one at all!
If your contractor is working with a finished basement, the walls are already framed.
If your contractor is working with a finished basement, the walls are already framed. If not, they’ll have to frame them first before adding insulation and drywall. Framing is a big part of any room addition and can take several days or weeks depending on how far along you are in the process.
If you’re building an addition onto an existing structure, work begins by removing any old material (like paint) then cleaning up all surfaces so new materials can adhere properly. After that comes framing out each wall section including framing around windows or doors if necessary.
If the foundation has already been laid, that step is also skipped.
If the foundation has already been laid, that step is also skipped. Foundation is the most expensive part of any building project and it takes the longest to complete. It’s also one of the most difficult tasks to accomplish because you need to create a solid base for your new room addition. In fact, it’s not uncommon for foundations to be completed before all other construction on an entire house has started!
To recap: If your home doesn’t have a basement or crawlspace that needs excavating—you can skip this step altogether as well!
The more work that needs completed on-site, the longer your project will take.
There are a number of factors that will affect the length of time it takes to finish your room addition project. Some aspects can be controlled, while others are out of your hands. The more work that needs completed on-site, the longer your project will take. For instance, if you’re building an addition onto your house that requires adding framing and additional drywall or insulation before finishing with flooring and paint, then this process can take much longer than if the entire room had been pre-built off-site.
If you have an existing kitchen and want to update it with new countertops, cabinets and appliances but don’t want to rip everything out (or spend money on new cabinets), then installing a sheetrock panel over existing cabinets might be a better option for you since it won’t require taking down cabinetry or detaching appliances like sinks or refrigerators (or re-attaching them after construction is complete). The same goes for bathrooms: If you’re updating fixtures but want to keep things looking somewhat original while also getting rid of old plumbing fixtures like tubs or sinks (or replacing them), then covering over those items could save you lots of time in labor costs alone by avoiding having someone else come in just to remove those parts—and having them re-installed at their original location afterward would also add more hours because there would need to be some kind of planning involved prior making sure everything fits as expected after being moved back into place once construction was complete.”
Contact Sandstone Builders Today and Get Your Room Addition Started!
When you are ready to kick off your room addition project, contact Sandstone Builders today and we’ll get things started. Our team of experts will work with you and provide guidance on how to make your new space an extension of your home. Fill out our contact form with any questions you have about the process and get answers right away! We look forward to working with you on your next room addition project!