Don’t Forget Zoning When Planning a Home Remodel

There is more to creating Northern Virginia home additions than putting together some ideas and having them built. Northern Virginia municipalities require various building and construction permits, depending on where you live and what you are building. There are building inspections, plan approvals, electricity codes, water requirements and other zoning restrictions. Although it would be less time consuming to simply draw up plans and start adding on to your Northern Virginia home, it’s wise to follow the rules. When structures do not meet the guidelines, the plans must be redrawn to meet requirements or might even be taken down or changed to meet with compliance.

Foster Remodeling is familiar with the area requirements when it comes to zoning and codes for electrical, water, easements and building materials. Our design build team can help you create a plan for your custom home addition that complies with zoning regulations and building requirements. We also have a do-it-yourself remodeling project where you pick a package and size before you configure the features. Once you have completed these steps, we will give you an estimate for your project.

Before you map out a plan, let’s take a look at the possibilities. You may need to upgrade your electrical wiring to conform with modern standards. You may have lead paint on the walls or asbestos in the insulation that must be properly removed. You may also be required to build new structures according to American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, depending upon the types of changes or Northern Virginia home additions you are making.

Some of the newer requirements affect the distance you can build from the edge of the property, how high you can build in certain zoning areas and the quality of building materials that must be used. When you are ready to take the first step in designing your Northern Virginia custom remodeling project, we will guide you through the process. Whether you are planning a do-it-yourself project design that we will complete for you or Foster Remodeling is doing the design and the home addition, we can help you come up with a safe, efficient and beautiful home remodeling project that you love, is on budget and makes sense.

If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!