When you see people building an addition onto their home, the first thing that may come to mind is, “Why not just move to a bigger house?” Trust me, it’s definitely something the homeowner has considered, but there’s always one reason why they’ve decided to add onto the home.
Part of it has to do with the home itself, as it’ll often be the biggest single investment of your life, and any money you sink into the home will be recouped in the form equity. But the other part of the reason is personal.
The following are some of the most common for building a home addition:
- Family. The needs of a family will change with time, and a point may come when the space in your home is no longer enough. Adding an entryway or mudroom with built-in cubbies and closets can provide additional storage space for the entire household, while adding another common room to the house can provide additional living space to relax — either together or apart.
- Neighborhood. People often grow attached to their neighborhoods, especially when living in a home for a long time. The only real workaround to get more space is adding onto the house. Home additions can add room to a kitchen for modern appliances or an island for the family to gather. They can also add square foortage for a master suite to provide a personal space for you and your spouse.
- Lifestyle. Lifestyle is an essential facet of home design. If entertaining is a priority, you may want a space devoted to just this purpose. Home additions can be designed to make room for anything from media and gaming equipment to a bar or additional dining space. Take some time to determine activity areas, seating, and the type furnishings you plan to use in the room in your building plans.
- Aesthetics. Building an addition isn’t always about adding extra space. Sometimes, people like their home and neighborhood but not the look and feel of the exterior or interior. A year-round sunroom addition or a couple dormers out front could be the perfect solution to add a bit more curb appeal to the home.
If you’d like to learn more about building a home addition, or would like to discuss design options for adding onto your house, please feel free to contact us today. A member of our team would be more than happy to answer any questions or schedule an appointment for a consultation.