Find a home addition contractors in Chicago, IL

Find home addition contractors in Chicago, IL

Find home addition contractors in Chicago, IL

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Find home addition contractors in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 home addition contractors in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Allan's Remodeling LLC

Allan's Remodeling LLC

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Our priority is our guess satisfaction and make sure take care costumer’s needs, we provide highly quality work
Taty Construction

Taty Construction

5.0(3)
20+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Federica Z. says, " I am very satisfied with the service, the quality and the finishes of the home. This company has many years of experience in construction." Read more
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

5.0Exceptional(15)
12 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kyle B. says, "Respectful. Transparent. Flexible. Good communication. Team with the right expertise. Hard working. Willing to adapt." Read more
606 Flooring Plus

606 Flooring Plus

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I been in this business for over 7 years . I take my work serious and everything I do is professional. I’m friendly and so flexible with prices .
Chicago's Maid Pros

Chicago's Maid Pros

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Martin B. says, "Requested a first time deep cleaning and Ivona was very efficient. Knew what needed to be done and cleaned. She was great and worked hard the entire time she was here. Will definitely be using this company again." Read more
Exterior Construction Services Inc.

Exterior Construction Services Inc.

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Jolly P. says, "Eric has been good so far - the project has just begun but he hired professional movers to move my furniture. So far we are very pleased with their apprach to work. " Read more
Azteca Construcion

Azteca Construcion

5.0(2)
16+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Anahi says, "responsible efficient work of excellent quality 100 recommended" Read more
Budget Construction

Budget Construction

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
37+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Brad H. says, "Friendly staff " Read more
Paul Design Builders

Paul Design Builders

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We provide the best quality building and contracting to all of our customers for many years. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best product then can get.
Avila Services

Avila Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Avila Services provides expert home remodeling and repair services. We are a family business and we have been serving the Chicagoland area for many years. We are the one-stop shop for all your home repair and service needs.

Your home addition questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

What is a home addition?

A home addition is a new structure added to an existing home. Home additions create more living space, accommodate a growing family, and improve the home’s overall value.

A home addition can be completed by making a single room bigger or adding an entirely new room or second story to the home. A more affordable home addition option is to convert an existing garage, basement, or attic into a more functional and comfortable living space.

Does a home addition increase property value?

A well-built home addition can increase property value. The increase in square footage adds value, especially if the addition includes functional and well-designed living spaces. An addition that adds an extra bedroom, bathroom, or larger kitchen can make the home more appealing to potential buyers.

How can I finance a home addition?

You have various financing options for a home addition, such as:

  • Home equity loans – These bank loans allow you to borrow a lump sum by using your home equity as collateral.
  • Home equity line of credit (HELOC) – Unlike a lump sum, this revolving credit line enables you to borrow against your home equity as needed.
  • Cash-out refinances – By refinancing your mortgage for an amount exceeding your current balance, the lender provides the surplus in cash, which can be used for home improvements.
  • Personal loans – Unsecured and without collateral, personal loans have higher interest rates, determined by your creditworthiness and loan approval.
  • Credit cards – Consider using a low-interest-rate credit card for smaller home additions, ensuring prompt repayment.

How can I save on a home addition?

Consider the following recommendations to reduce the expenses associated with a home addition:

  • Opt for a straightforward design with minimal features to keep costs down.
  • Construct the smallest addition that satisfies your requirements and complies with local regulations.
  • Explore the option of repurposing existing spaces, such as basements, garages, or attics, which is generally more affordable than building a new structure.
  • Do basic tasks like painting and interior finishing on your own to cut down on professional labor expenses.
  • Select budget-friendly building materials and finishes in more spaces, and splurge on a few items with the most impact.

How do I choose a home addition builder?

Follow these suggestions to get the best home addition contractor near you.

  • Seek estimates from several contractors for the same addition size and features, allowing for informed comparisons.
  • Evaluate the builder's reputation by checking recent reviews on HomeGuide and Google to assess their performance.
  • Request a site visit to see the contractor's construction methods and gauge their workmanship firsthand.
  • Choose a contractor with proven experience in the specific type of home addition you desire.
  • Protect yourself by requesting an itemized written contract that outlines the scope of work, specifications, and payment terms to prevent any misunderstandings.
  • Inquire about the contractor's preferred lenders to streamline the financing process and potentially secure better terms.
  • Exercise caution and avoid making large upfront payments. Never pay in full or in cash, as this could leave you vulnerable to potential issues.

What questions should I ask a home addition contractor?

Here are some helpful questions to ask a home addition contractor:

  • How many years have you been specializing in home addition projects?
  • How many home additions have you successfully completed within the past year?
  • Do you provide design services to help create a floor plan for the home addition?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references from previous clients, along with their contact information, so I can gather feedback on your work?
  • Do you have a portfolio showcasing your past home addition projects that I can review?
  • Are there any recent home addition projects I can visit to see the quality of your workmanship firsthand?
  • Are you fully licensed, insured, and bonded to protect me from any potential liabilities?
  • Can you advise me on the most suitable locations for building an addition to my home?
  • Can you provide me with a detailed cost estimate for the home addition project?
  • Are there any cost-effective strategies we can consider to reduce the overall expense of the project?
  • Can you provide a realistic timeline for completing the home addition project?
  • Who will be my designated project coordinator responsible for overseeing the project's progress?
  • Do you employ your own experienced crew, or do you subcontract the work to other contractors?

Reviews for Chicago home addition contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Broker P.
I've had the luxury of personally living in the 720 Ringland Rd development that Taty built and and viewed the developments at 1217 W. Monroe and 20 N. Loomis in Chicago. And I have to say they continually showcase impressed craftsmanship. Plus, I got a great deal on price/sqft for a luxury home. Kitchens and Bathrooms are amazing🏆Thank you.
Taty Construction
Casandra S.
Julio was very thorough in his work and did a great job. It took a bit longer than originally anticipated, but I was more than ok with that knowing he did such a great job! I will be hiring him again!
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.
Jolly P.
Eric has been a pleasant person to work with so far; he was prompt with the quote; most of it was done by phone txts, pics and video call; easy to work with so far; he seems to understand the foundation/structural elements of the job really well; which gave us confidence moving forward with Eric; as the this wall opening project involves a load bearing wall. While we feel very comfortable moving forward with Eric..I will be back on here once the project is completed to give you guys the final review…pls stay tuned
Exterior Construction Services Inc.
Juan
good person excellent worker,
Azteca Construcion
Anthony E.
budget roofing did ah full replacement on my home the crew and joe did ah amazing job start to finish I definitely will recommend them to friends.
Budget construction
Pamela S.
Very professional, good prices, explained in detail the work that would be required, the cost of labor and an estimate for the cost of materials.
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.
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