When it comes to a home, you are making a significant investment, so you want to make sure that it is everything that you want and need. Additions are a great way to expand and create the house you really want without having to buy a new home. If you are thinking of putting on an addition, here are some things to keep in mind.
The first thing to keep in mind is the cost of the addition. Setting a budget and expectations is important. If, after planning everything you desire, the cost of the addition is more than buying a new home, you may want to reconsider a move. This may not be the case if you’re restoring a historical home, are committed to the area, or your current home offers more than an alternative.
Another thing to keep in mind is how difficult or ambitious your proposed project is going to be. Projects that are going to take an extended period of time to complete may disrupt your usual home routine. The time of year may impact the project length — and even cost — so you need to be prepared to navigate the work for as long as the project takes.
Function and Usability
The last thing you want to keep in mind is the practicality of the addition or the remodel. When you are building on, you want to make sure that you are designing an addition that is going to improve the value and the functionality of the home.
A great example of this would be adding space to your kitchen. Kitchen remodels are a relatively common project, especially since 30% of them take place due to broken-down appliances and function, according to Statista. Additions don’t have to be whole, large rooms, or even new stories — they can be adding a few square feet to make room for new appliances and extended counter space.
Whether you have a big project in mind or are just looking to expand some areas of your home, additions can be a great way to add value and functionality. Sometimes, simply adding on to an existing room can turn your house into your dream home. If you’re considering an addition and want to know more about the process or get a quote, we would love to work with you! Call us today.