There are plenty of ways a newly built guest house can benefit you. But if you want to get the most out of these advantages, you’ll need to make sure the project is carefully planned and implemented. You can start by asking yourself a few important questions.
- How big should the guest house be? The size of your guest house will be dependent on the available space in your property. If square footage is limited, you may have to build the guest house up instead of out. And if your backyard has enough space, you need to consider just how much of that space you’ll want to keep for outdoor activities.
- For what are you going to use the guest house? Having a solid idea about the guest house’s purpose helps give your project direction, not only in terms of size but regarding design and structure, as well. Are you going to rent it out once it’s finished, or would it just be a bedroom and bathroom combo for overnight visitors?
- What will the guest house look like? It’s usually a good idea for your guest house to reflect and echo the same architectural style and exterior palette of the main house. This way, the two structures will look cohesive with each other.
- Do you have the budget for the guest house? Cost is going to be another limiting factor to the size of your guest house since most guest homes cost more to build per square foot than larger homes. There’s also the matter of zoning laws, building codes, design and customization, which may add a few more numbers on your overall project expenses.
Aside from professional kitchen remodeling, Design Build Remodeling Group of Maryland also specializes in home additions. With our streamlined process and team of experienced designers and builders, we’ll make sure your guest house matches your personal vision. Call us today at (443) 300-2268, or fill out this contact form to schedule a design consultation. We proudly serve the areas in and around Eldersburg, MD, and Washington, DC.