Millions of Awesome People Fell In Love With Us - Want to Know Why?
We're famous for being the first to publish actual construction costs for over 50 of the most popular home addition ideas on the planet, yes planet!
Why is that such a Big Deal? Glad you asked: Since we started out actually building home additions with our bare hands, we did tons of estimates for people who ONLY needed a ballpark estimate. Our own Mr. Wonderful, Voitek designed the worlds 1st online home addition catalog featuring 3D renderings and actual construction costs. This brilliant idea saved us time and money, but most importantly it helped millions of homeowners all over the world who just wanted to get the ball rolling for their project
So you see, we pretty much revolutionized the construction industry thanks to being molded by a tech savvy entrepreneur. Our online home addition plans allow homeowners worldwide to note our additions into their list of goals and cut and paste our 3D home addition renderings onto their dream boards. After-all, successful people tend to share a lot of habits, don't they?
The Genius of It All
Imagine picking the size of your new bedroom addition without knowing how much free space you'll have around your queen bed and nightstands.That's another common problem we eliminated from your list of worries. Our interior room renderings include realistic furniture choices, so you can sleep at night without having to worry if you'll have enough space once your new room addition is framed and finished.
Check out our genius low-tech room addition planner, it allows you to play with room layouts and all you need is a printer!
5 Things That Made Us Famous
Award winning consumer advice for how to hire and manage contractors when you start a remolding project. Written by our own award-winning builder.
How-to articles on negotiating remodeling contracts to protect yourself from contractors who take their time and from shady contractors in general.
50+ fully estimated home addition plans for every type of room addition project 99% of the world is interested in building. Some of these plans were used to build actual projects which you can browse through on the Project Photos page. BTW You’ll find a lot more than just photos on that page.
Modular Home Plans for new construction home ideas. Have you ever seen a beautiful colonial or ranch custom home pop up in your neighborhood in less than 1 week? You won’t believe what’s possible in 2018! Browse our fully estimated home plans at your leisure.
Buying Guides for items every homeowner needs and wouldn’t mind some help in figuring out which model to buy or compare against. We are constantly working on this section, check out our Lawn Mowers, Leaf Blowers, Riding Mowers, Snow Blowers, & Security Camera comparison guides. Each guide is unique and focused on displaying what consumers say about the product from major retailers. Think of our buying guides as a 1 stop shop for these products. We don’t sell them, but you can learn which brands to trust, and which brands to avoid all on this site.
The Proof of Genius is In The List of Awards
What really sets us apart from 99% of the home improvement websites out there is that our content is written by an award winning builder who actually built home additions with his bare hands. Other sites use freelance writers & pretend they know what they're talking about. We wouldn't trust some of those sites to tell us how to frame a photo, let alone a complex second story addition!
Meet The Owner
Speaking of genius, the owner Voitek Lex Klimczyk is a bit of a renaissance man. He claims he was normal until he had a life changing epiphany at 24. Since then he discovered many hidden talents that he claims all of us have. Lately he decided to learn to be a professional Stock Trader. We're happy to report that after 7 months in the game, he became profitable! Anyways his social media contacts are here for your to explore and in case you want to reach him. Best bet is to contact him through Facebook or Twitter, because his email is blowing up thanks to this website and others being extremely popular.
That’s me, my name is Voitek Lex Klimczyk, and most people just call me Lex
When you have accurate information straight from the source, it doesn't matter if you are planning to remodel, build, or simply maintain a home. A pros' knowledge is all you'll ever need to get things done right the 1st time. In construction I visited plenty of homeowners who paid a tuition fee to a shady contractor who gave them a deal. Everyone wants to save money, but I personally seen too many people pay for their project twice because the first time, their cheapo contractor screwed up royally.
3 Things This Site Can Really Help You With
When you have set your mind on a project, the next step is to do proper research. My customers who were prepared the most had the best experience. Yes I've had customers who were shocked that we have to tare off the roof on their ranch home in order to build a second story addition. I created this site to help people understand what to expect before, during, and after their project is completed. I also shared a lot of industry secrets which some contractors didn't like, but ultimately I knew it would educate consumers and therefore help proper contractors in the long run.
All these efforts didn't go unnoticed, that's why this site has won many Consumer Education Awards from the Better Business Bureau and the former State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (now state senator).
It is easy to contact a contractor to get a quote, but how do you know if the quote you received is honest or accurate? The old rule is to contact 3 licensed and insured contractors and have them quote the same exact project. I can tell you from experience that some contractors raise their price simply because of the zip code you live in. Comparing estimates is tough because even professional contractors have variables like company overhead costs to factor in. On my site I provide tons of real-world cost estimates for home additions, garages and modular homes. Use my project prices to get a ballpark estimate to compare against.
If you really want to protect yourself in hiring a contractor, ask a general contractor for advice if you know one in your area. I am a retired general contractor, so you can consider me the authority on hiring remodeling contractors. Here's the advice I freely hand out to all my friends and neighbors. There is no magic rule to picking a good contractor; BUT, there are several steps I take every-time before I hire my next contractor.
1. Make sure they have a valid home improvement license and that their insurance is current. Trust what they say, but always verify before you sign any contracts.
2. Find a reputable place to choose your contractor from. On my site I provide a contractor finder tool.
3. Don't forget that contractors are just people, and even the best of them can have their bad weeks, months, or even years. That's why no matter who you call, make sure you check recent references by calling their customers. Preferably you want to speak with clients who had a similar project done. The reason being is that a contractor may be very good in building additions, but horrible in remodeling kitchens. When you talk to them, ask about the entire experience.
4. Lastly, do yourself a solid and read my how-to hire a contractor guides. It's the least you can do to protect your hard earned money and it will provide you with useful tips I didn't mention here.
Did you ever wonder how a general contractor is able to control costs, guide several contractors and maintain project schedules? It comes down to contractor management, and large project management experience, not just good contractors and luck.
Simply Additions started out by pounding nails into two-by-fours in it's research and development stage.The mission soon became to change how the world does residential construction, it needed to be simpler. It's a recipe born from a problem solving background and the problems most people complained about with residential construction projects such as home additions, custom homes, and various remodeling projects.
Homeowners will always have a need to add this or tweak that at their property, but we felt that it shouldn't be so complicated to get something done the right way, without having to invest hours and hours of research. Over the years our systems kept growing and customers of our R&D stage expressed their gratitude all the time.
Now, this site is a virtual encyclopedia of how to do complex to simple projects, without having to take courses in construction management in order to not be cheated or disappointed with the end result. Use our site once from start to finish and you will use us for the rest of your life because we'll make whatever you are working on that much simpler. Also you will get to see us add great upcoming features that will make your life even easier, because you have other things to do instead of worrying about old problems that we have already solved for you.
Food for thought:Simply Additions.com is created by well known award winning contractors to help homeowners navigate through their projects with ease, Think of us as your Construction GPS, we will get you wherever you need to go when it comes to construction of any kind.
Don't just ask for an estimate! Get our Home Addition Guide to bulletproof all of your estimates and make your contractors think that you have personal experience as a general contractor. This simple step can save you from a lot of headaches and "change orders", which is a contractors term for project overages.
How to Use This Site
We provide How-to DIY Guides & Plans on: Home Additions, Modular Homes, Modular Additions, and Remodeling Projects and Remodeling Calculators.
Example: Let's say you are interested in building a two car garage.
Step 1: Select a project type from the main menu: example Home Additions
Step 2: Click on Garage Plans
Step 2: Now select a Garage Plan to view estimated costs and specifications.
Step 4: Read our award winning "Contractor Pro Hiring Guides".
Step 5: Use our Home Addition Building Guide to simplify & bulletproof your project.
These 5 simple steps will help you learn about the details involved with building your particular project. They will allow you to determine a realistic budget, plan out the details, and hire the right contractor, while keeping them on a short leash. We help you gain total control over any project, project schedule, and contract terms.
Bottom Line: Unless you are already a general contractor and you already know these hidden trade secrets, we are your ticket to remodeling success!
A general contractor gets things done cheap, on-time, and within budget. These are things that almost no homeowner by themselves can accomplish without our proven system. Our site is free and our website has won many Consumer Education awards from the Better Business Bureau and a special citation for Consumer Education from the former State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, now state senator. Heck even the Commissioner of The Department of Consumer Protections had to write in to express his delight in SimplyAdditions.com. You can verify all this yourself by visiting our Awards Page.
There's no other home improvement website on this planet that can say that, not even HGTV. That's because most successful home improvement websites are owned by corporations, not hard working honest people with real world remodeling experiences like the owner of SimplyAdditions.com. So what you read on this website is 100% fact based on real world experiences, real numbers, and real solutions.
We're famous for offering the most online plans and ideas for Home Additions, but we also have plans and prices on Basement Remodeling, Attic Remodeling, Garage Builds, Custom Homes (stick built or Modular Homes) and Remodeling Calculators for Replacement Windows, Flooring, Siding, & Roofing!
We already have the most home addition plans online and they as you know include estimated construction costs, which is a big time saver for busy people like you! But the plans and ideas we have today, is only a fraction of the amount of house extension plans to come in the near future.
Factoid: The Better Business Bureau gave us our first Excellence in Consumer Education Award because our room addition plans include real world addition building costs, which helps many homeowners weed out dishonest contractors on a national and sometimes international scale.
Our Most Popular Room Addition Plans Are:Bedroom Additions, Second Story Additions, Two Story Home Extensions, Garage Renovations, In-law Apartments and Decks.
Need Help With A Custom House Extension? Send us an email about your addition project and we'll help you get on the right track. Sometimes we will even architecturally design a house extension based on your request for FREE!
That's literally a $2,500 value and we are the only ones we have ever heard of doing this! Maybe now, you might want to like become our fan?
Sometimes you can remodel your existing home into a dream home, and sometimes, it's just much easier to design and build your dream home.
Today you have the option of using the traditional "stick build" home building method or the new and improved modular home building option. Both methods have their pros and cons, and we would like to mention of few of those here.
In the past a modular home could be spotted from a mile away because it was boxy and unattractive. Today you can build a mansion of practically any size using modular home building technology. With great advances in technology, modular home factories can now compete with traditional home designs and often exceed the build quality of most stick build applications.
With today's great modular home plans , you can build a great looking modular home. Modular home factories are building homes to standards that a conventional home builder cannot compete with. Part of that is due to the 20% in additional lumber used per structure to allow for safe transportation. And the other part of the picture is that these modular homes are built in quality controlled assembly lines. Did you know that you can get your modular home delivered with floor tile installed already? You can also buy your own flooring wholesale and have it installed once the modular home is at your site.
If you are in the market for a new construction home, you should look at our 18 modular home plans that include estimated construction costs. Plus you will be surprised at the level of detail we provide in our free floor plans. A great combination is to pair your new modular home with a home security alarm system .
In some areas of the country you will be able to find a modular home factory that can build modular additions.
Modular additions are simply room additions that are built in a factory controlled environment, delivered to your home, and blended to your house with minimal disturbance to you. Modular addition building takes 1/3 of the construction time to complete.
The most popular modular addition is a second story addition. Imagine converting a single story home into a two story home, in less than one month! Contact a professional here and ask them if modular is an option in your area
Have you already capitalized on the additional square footage that can be renovated into just about any type of living space in your basement?
Finishing a basement is a wise idea for homeowners looking to keep their home and for homeowners who are going to be selling their home. A properly finished basement can add great value to your house instantly. And of course an outdated or unfinished basement can do the exact opposite. Check out our basement remodeling packages to explore ideas of what can be done with yours.
Most new homes have a proper kitchen, meaning that there is plenty of cabinet space, counter-space, and the features people truly crave, and we are not talking about cookie jars flush with goodies. Nope, we are talking about dream kitchen ideas that can help you plan your remodeling project a little bit better.
Most people love open kitchens that have enough space to host a small gathering of people, who stop by for a dinner party or a holiday get- together. Older homes generally have small cramped kitchens, and these homes in general put kitchen remodeling contractors on the map. Explore some of our kitchen extension plans and ideas, before you make the call to a contractor; after all, looking at kitchen extension plans can only help you make a better decision in the long run.
It's amazing what a transformation can take place during a 2nd story addition project. In the past we built and documented several second story additions. Today we provide free second story addition plans that include estimated construction costs, 3D interior and exterior photo realistic renderings, done on our state of the art design computers.
It's important to know that some towns have restrictions that could prevent second story additions being built in your neighborhood, especially if two story homes don't exist on your street yet. Print out our second story addition plans and bring them to your local building department to find out if your project is possible, before you devote yourself completely to this type of house addition. And remember that we have How-to articles written on Zoning Variances for people who run into a snags at their town hall building department.