• Meghan Turner-Patel

Building Room Additions in Calabasas

We’re an experienced, top-rated builder sharing with you the ins and outs of building a room addition in Calabasas, CA.

a modern office room addition in calabasas, ca

Room additions, also known as bump-outs or home additions, are highly requested construction projects in Calabasas, CA. What’s great about this particular project is it expands the amount of living space in your home by building a new structure onto the existing home. The new space can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from a home gym to an additional bedroom to a kitchen expansion.


If you’re interested in building a room addition in Calabasas, it’s important to understand the benefits of home additions, how to choose a high-quality Calabasas general contractor, what you need for the permitting and inspection process and more.


The Top 3 Benefits of Home Additions

Home additions offer several advantages including:

  1. Additional Space: A room addition will provide you with extra room for additional family members or functions.

  2. Increased Home Value: Expanding your home, whether it’s an extra bedroom or bathroom or living space, is a great way to increase your home’s value because you’re adding additional finished square footage to the home.

  3. Endless Possibilities: Additional space can be used for a variety of purposes, and custom services like interior design and clever layouts can take it to the next level

Popular Room Additions for Calabasas Residents

Calabasas residents build room additions for small houses and large houses for a variety of functions. Here are some of the most popular:

  • Living Room Addition

  • Primary Suite Addition

  • Kitchen Addition

  • Dining Room Addition

  • Bathroom Addition

  • Sunroom Addition

  • Bedroom Addition

  • Bonus Room Addition

  • Mudroom Addition

  • Garage Addition

  • Office Addition

  • Second-Story Addition

a contemporary calabasas room addition

Hire the Right General Contractor in Calabasas

A room addition—although a budget-friendly option—is no small feat. It involves designing, planning, permitting, framework and foundation, plumbing, electrical and more. Because it’s a larger project, it’s important to hire the best Calabasas general contractor.


A company like us at South Land Remodeling are actually a one-stop-shop that can do the architectural planning, demolition, construction, design and more. Plus, we’re rated five stars on all review sites!


To determine if they are the best fit for the project, check the contractor’s reviews and references, double-check they are licensed and insured, shop around, compare prices and philosophies, review contracts and trust your gut.


The Permitting Process for Calabasas Room Additions

The City of Calabasas, California, has its own permitting process that must be followed to add an extra room onto any single-family home. Here are the basic steps a homeowner and contractor must take to obtain a room addition permit in Calabasas:


Step 1: Develop construction plans outlining the improvements and type of construction you will complete.


Step 2: Fill out the Building Project Identification document. Within the document, homeowners are asked to specify the location of the property, owner information and licensed design professional information. Designate whether the homeowner or the licensed contractor will be the permit holder of record. Also, you will identify who will complete the work, the construction lending agency, if applicable, and the worker’s compensation coverage.


Additional instructions can be found on the city’s website.


Step 3: Fill out the following applications:

Building Permit/Plan Review ApplicationElectrical Permit Application

Mechanical Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application


Step 4: Submit the aforementioned documents to the Building and Safety Division. The City of Calabasas requires two complete sets of plans and two sets of supporting documents.


Step 5: If plans are approved, homeowners must build according to the approved plans. Changes can be made with city approval.


The City of Calabasas Room Addition Inspection Process

Once construction of the room addition is complete, the home remodeling project must undergo inspection. Here is how the process works:


Step 1: Schedule an inspection. To schedule an inspection, you must know the permit number, which is printed on the permit and the date you need the inspection performed. Once this information is in front of you, call the Building and Safety Division’s Automated Inspection line at (818) 224-1738.


Step 2: On the day of inspection, provide the building inspector with your permit inspection card and the approved plans with the “Approved” stamp. The homeowner and general contractor should be on site during the time of the room addition inspection.


Step 3: The inspector will assess several areas including but not limited to plumbing, mechanical, electrical, drywall, insulation, framing and foundation to ensure all are completed in accordance with current safety standards.

Step 4: The inspector will either approve the inspection or write a correction notice, which requires changes to meet the minimum standards.


South Land Remodeling is a high-quality, licensed remodeling contractor with 25+ years of experience building room additions in Calabasas and Los Angeles County. Contact us today for a free quote!

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