Home additions have the potential to add living space, functional space, storage, and other amenities to your home. Whether you are thinking about an in-law suite, a nursery, a guest bedroom, an office, a recreational space, or something else, Golden Rule Builders has the experience and expertise to make your dream a reality!

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Home Addition Tips and Ideas

Depending on the type of addition that you are considering, there are a few important factors for which you’ll need to be prepared. For example, homes with a septic system will have to follow local “perc” guidelines in order to add bathrooms or bedrooms. Perc tests exist to ensure that the septic system can accommodate the addition of a new bathroom, kitchen or laundry facility. Another example could be evaluating the existing structural integrity – like the weight-bearing capacity of a set of walls – before adding second-floor rooms. Be sure to work with licensed and insured experts who know the local building codes. The team at Golden Rule Builders will gladly walk you through the process of doing a home addition in Fairfax, Virginia.

Budgeting for Home Addition Costs

Because of the broad spectrum of possibilities associated with a home addition, there aren’t any singular factors that most impact the cost. Some additions may require foundation work or concrete slabs. Most home additions involve extending or adding an area to the roof, but some may also require removal of existing portions of a roof. A large enough addition may require its own HVAC system. The simplest way to think of budgeting for an addition is this: the more change there is to the existing building, and the larger the space is that is being added, the more you’ll need to budget for your home addition.

Golden Rule Builders: The Home Addition Contractor of Choice in Fairfax Virginia

The Golden Rule Builders design team would love to help you solidify your vision for your new home addition, serving as a virtual guide through the possibilities by sharing their insights and creativity. From there, our talented team of quality building specialists go to work making happen. Throughout the process you and your home will be treated with care and respect, and you’ll be enjoying your beautiful new home addition before you know it.

Are you thinking about putting an addition or adding space to your home?

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Home Addition Gallery

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Joe Robinson
01:59 19 May 22
Always helpful and has gone out of their way to provide information and help ensure we make decisions that lead to what we describe as our end goal
CD Leonard
16:26 06 Feb 22
I highly recommend Golden Rule Builders for your new custom home or remodeling project. The team at Golden Rule Builders in knowledgeable, honest and friendly. From the in-house design team to the highly skilled... construction team, Golden Rule Builders will exceed your expectations.John Intihar, Construction Management Professionalread more
John Intihar
11:18 30 Sep 21
Golden Rule Builders provided outstanding service from start to finish! It was very helpful to have "one-stop shopping" with in-house design help, architectural work, and construction. GRB was truly custom in that they... took a floor plan we gave them and turned it into our home. They listened to our preferences, and tried to accommodate us in every way. We highly recommend GRB!read more
Don Sampson
17:48 12 Jul 21
We had our kitchen remodeled from "builder grade" to Gourmet Kitchen. We contemplated it for 3 years working with GRB off and on until the plan came together perfectly. It included taking out an entire wall and putting... in a hidden beam to open up the gathering space. This was 2009. Today, 2019, 10 years later, we are STILL so happy we remodeled with Golden Rule Builders. They are fantastic. If you're gonna do it, go ahead. Don't wait. You'll miss years of enjoyment. We're so glad we did. I must say.We continue to enjoy the Kitchen and we entertain large groups ~40+ people with great joy being had by all. Thanks, GRB, for 10 years of joy made possible by people like you. Still going strong.read more
David Griffith
18:12 22 Mar 19
Great place to work for great company to have a house built by
Andrew Neider
23:58 17 Oct 18
My husband and I are greatly looking forward to working with this company.
Donna Anders
02:18 04 Jun 18
GRB built our home almost 2yrs ago and it’s been nothing but great joy dealing with this staff. Every step of the building process was perfect !The Christians - Thank you GRB
BJ Jeffries
18:51 30 Apr 18
Best service amazing team
Ramy Hanna
17:57 20 Dec 17
I love working with Bethanny Dye at Golden Rule Builders. I'm a designer and I've worked with her on several kitchen and bath projects. Her ideas for room function are invaluable and she is a joy to work with!
Cheryl Kinsey
13:39 07 Jan 16
Golden Rule has a very professional staff. I would highly recommend stopping by and looking at there show room
Mark Jenkins
13:30 07 Jan 16
Golden Rule did a great job of refurbishing our main floor powder room. New tile flooring, custom vanity cabinet, vessel sink, Kohler plumbing fixture and Toto toilet along with a new exhaust fan! Great people, ethical,... clean, dependable - it's worth paying a little more to gain piece of mind and a job well done!read more
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