If you want to expand the ground floor, try to keep extra dimension to be distributed evenly in 2-foot by a standard size of many building products. In other words, to expand your house 2 ', 3', 6 ', etc., but not the 3'-9 "or some other odd size.
Often, the addition of the width of a particular piece is better than adding depth, especially when the beams or trusses running from front to back. Adding width simply requires the further decline in the rafters or trusses, but adding depth may need to use more members to manage more sections. Professional counseling may be helpful at this stage.
Develop an existing room is usually cheaper than adding an additional room that may require a new door, windows and corridor space times. However, when you need to add a new room, look at the access. It can be a sensitive subject to changes and, in general, a plane of good will have hallways just enough to allow direct access to all rooms without having to travel across a room to get to the other.
The expensive components throughout the house are the bathrooms and kitchens with aggregating devices, accessories, cabinets and hard surfaces. Therefore, adding a bathroom, while sometimes necessary, can be an expensive solution. However, one of the common people improve in these areas are highly complementary land invested here can make a lasting impression and add significant resale value to your home.
Changes in two floor plans often requires a little planning, but until both planes are stacked, and takes into account the effect as rooflines, the result can be just as successful.
A plan can be established with garage doors facing one direction, but you need to deal with one another. In many cases it is then a two-car garage (rather square) on a corner of the plan, it may be a simple matter of just moving the door around the other side. However, be aware of the overhead structure so that all beams and headers can be delayed if necessary.
Before deciding on any changes, a visit to the building department is prudent. You will need to verify that the proposed changes should not exceed the setbacks or zoning restrictions. Also, ask if annotation plans (plans that have been marked changes directly to the plan and not redesigned) are acceptable. Some jurisdictions do not allow that.