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Find home addition contractors in Lowell, MA

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Find home addition contractors in Lowell, MA

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Top 10 home addition contractors in Lowell, MA

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cowboy General Services Inc

Cowboy General Services Inc

5.0Exceptional(8)
8 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Emily says, "Bruno and his crew were excellent to work with. He was very communicative and honest. Our bathroom renovation came out beautiful. Bruno suggested various layouts and helped source materials. We are very happy with the end result and would recommend Cowboy General Services. They handle all permitting, subcontractors, inspections, etc. pricing was upfront, very transparent, and fair. " Read more
ARO Home Improvements,Inc.

ARO Home Improvements,Inc.

5.0(2)
27+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Sreekumar M. says, "Tony is easy to work with, respectful of the customer's requirements, time and budget and does good work. I have no issues recommending him as a contractor for home improvement projects. I plan to use him again" Read more
R&R Contracting

R&R Contracting

5.0(1)
11+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Michael S. says, "February 2019 We hired R&R Contracting (Dan Nephew , owner - https://www.rr-contracting.com) to do a major addition to our home. We could not be happier with the result or the process. Dan and his brother John are conscientious, hard-working, kind, patient, calm, levelheaded, capable and smart. They worked through difficulties one might anticipate encountering when expanding a house that is almost 150 years old. The project ended up being much larger than anyone anticipated, and the end result was amazing. Basically half of our house was redone. We are very grateful for their professionalism and heartily recommend R&R Contracting. ​ What follows is a lot of detail illustrating how complex a project it was that R&R completed so well. ​ We live in a house built in 1870 that had been expanded over the years, but it did not have a bedroom on the first floor, had too many flat roofs and had 1.5 small bathrooms, with only the half bathroom on the first floor. We wanted to expand the house to permit us to live longer in our home as we age. Specifically, the original scope of our project was to change our ½ bathroom to a full bathroom, to change the flat roof over our living room to be pitched and to add a bedroom to the back of the house. We also wanted the alterations to facilitate the installation of solar panels later and to ensure that the new addition was done in ways that would permit us ideally to stay in the house even if we were to become disabled. In addition to R &R, we hired an architect to help us because zoning limits what can be done in small lots like ours and because we wanted to retain the basic shape of the house as faced from the front. Our project turned out to be complicated. * Integrating the existing stone foundation to the new addition was challenging because of the risk of collapse of the original foundation. * Maximizing the size of the bedroom to accommodate the smaller footprint required by zoning meant using different size lumber and spray foam insulation. * This in turn made it impossible to have a window in the attic above the new addition. * It was impossible/impractical to integrate the original HVAC system into the new addition because of the stone foundation. That meant installing a separate, second heating and cooling system. * Installing the new bedroom revealed that our back mudroom was inadequately supported. It needed to be torn down and rebuilt. * Because the new addition had an attic, our upstairs bathroom lost its one window. That led us to redo much of the upstairs bathroom * When starting to install the peaked roof above the new living room, replacing the flat roof, we learned that the living room was not properly supported below nor did the roof above it adequately support our second floor. We needed to reinforce and then repaint the living room and redo its flooring. * We needed to upgrade our electrical service to 200 amps to accommodate the new (second) HVAC system and to position our house for solar panels Dan and his team worked through all of these complications and because of them the end result for us was * A full bathroom with a linear drain glass-enclosed shower with the smallest of lips permitting us to walk in easily * A new bedroom with a walk-in closet and a barnyard door connecting to the bathroom, able to accommodate a wheel chair down the road. The walk-in closet door is actually a Murphy bookcase, an bookcase that can be opened. * A newly painted and newly wood floored and adequately supported living room * A new mudroom, replacing the old one * A new deck, replacing the old one * Refinished wooden stairs leading to the second floor * A new wooden floor in much of the upstairs hallway * 200 amp service * An upstairs bathroom with a new sink, toilet, vanity, fixtures and built –in cabinet where the windows was, also newly tiled and painted and with the bathtub refinished * An attic above the new bedroom, with a pull-down ladder * A peaked roof above the living room and the attic and the mudroom, meaning I have much less to shovel in a bad winter * New wired smoke detectors * A newly surfaced drive-way ​ Dan did an amazing job hiring and handling subcontractors. This includes the electrical company he hired, the same one we had hired independently many years before to remove knob and tube wiring. When this one and the same company said during our project with R&R that there was knob and tube wiring to be removed, I showed Dan the company’s original certification that the knob and tube wiring had been removed; and Dan worked with the company to remove the remaining knob and tube wiring for free. ​ Thank you to Dan, his brother John and R&R for an outstanding job! ​ Michael and David Arlington, Massachusetts" Read more
Near Me Home Builders Inc

Near Me Home Builders Inc

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Jason R. says, "One of best contractor l know so far very happy with our home renovation from the beginning to add of our project very clean and organized" Read more
Gardner Park Associates

Gardner Park Associates

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
cosmoplotian and award winning design build projects from here to boston mass whether civil works or construction commervial building to land lit development or house addition
RP Handymam Services

RP Handymam Services

4.9Exceptional(10)
15 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Heidi S. H. says, "Renan did an excellent job. Very happy with results. " Read more
OLIVER CONSTRUCTION INC

OLIVER CONSTRUCTION INC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Oliver Construction Inc is a renowned home builder specializing in custom homes, additions, and remodeling projects. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we have built a reputation for delivering exceptional craftsmanship, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction. At Oliver Construction Inc, we believe that every home should be a reflection of its owners’ unique vision and lifestyle. Our team of talented architects, engineers, and skilled craftsmen work together to bring your dreams to life. Whether you’re looking for a new home construction project or an exquisite renovation, we have the expertise to create spaces that yo
Sunset Builders Inc

Sunset Builders Inc

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
40+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
sunset builders Inc go to web at sunsetbuild.com Ive been in construction for 40 years we do everything from to finish one stop shop. New projects and old creating something my costomers will injoy.
Network Home Improvement

Network Home Improvement

4.9Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
4 hires on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Allison F. says, "Alair is so willing to work with you as a homeowner to get exactly what you are envisioning in your project. I am very happy with my gorgeous bath and shower, and I am glad to recommend the services of Network Home Improvement." Read more
Mcs Amazon Construction

Mcs Amazon Construction

5.0(4)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Lowell, MA
Jason D. says, "High quality work, good price, very good at working with you to select the appropriate tile for your job (ours is commercial)." Read more

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 Lowell home addition contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Lowell area.
Mike L.
Fair pricing, overall outstanding job. I was extremely pleased with how Bruno and his team completed the project. Always on time, very good communication, top notch quality. Will hire again!
Cowboy General Services inc
Kathy M.
We had to have mold removed from our bathroom and expanded the project to replace the tub and shower walls including texturing the ceiling and replacing the vent/fan. Tony and his crew were very easy to deal with, answered all our questions and addressed any concerns we had about the project. We liked working with Tony and plan on having him install frameless glass doors for our tub/shower and other future projects. We highly recommend ARO Home Improvements, Inc. for any home project.
ARO Home Improvements,Inc.
Jason R.
Absolutely, here's a great review for Home Builders Inc. you can use: "We recently had our entire home remodeled by Home Builders Inc., and we couldn't be happier with the results. They did a wonderful job from start to finish. The project was completed on time and on budget, and the quality of workmanship is outstanding. We would highly recommend Home Builders Inc. to anyone considering a home renovation."
Near Me Home Builders inc
Yves M.
They did a good job, showed up until the work was completed, fixed things when I asked them to change it. Worked late and always super respectful.
RP handymam services
Dan G.
Any question I had it was answered, any issue I had was taken care of. Awesome to work with.
Network Home Improvement
Gilda S.
Tiles full bathroom they do a good job an excellent job I recommend You can trust me and I give you all my confidence in your work.
mcs amazon construction
Patrice A.
Knowledgeable and efficient.
Cogo Handyman
Mary W.
Knowledgeable, thoughtful and ethical plus doing a good job.
Skillpro
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