Most additions, renovations and re-build projects can be
designed without the help of an architect, provided the general
contractor has adequate experience saving thousands of dollars.
New Jersey allows the home owners to design, draw and build
their own additions and renovations, as well as doing their own
electrical and plumbing.
2nd floor conversion and a very popular form of residential
construction, options are dormers, removal of part or all of the
existing roof to add living space, the most popular projects are
in-law suites and parent suites.
In-law suites and parent suites typically offer an entire
self contained private area with a large bedroom, walk in closet,
bath and make-up area and typically with their own private
sitting porch attached.