If you feel uneasy in your living space, or feel like you’re just running out of space, it could be time for an addition. Many American homes weren’t built to accommodate modern lives and need to be changed. According to Eye On Housing, more than half of U.S. homes were built before 1980, so it’s not surprising that changes are necessary for most of us.
A home addition may be advantageous, but also is a serious step to take. You need to be absolutely sure you’re ready and that it’s necessary. Here are four signs that it really is time to add an addition to your home this year:
1. Your Home Feels Very Cluttered
Does your home feel like it’s bursting at the seams rather than a place to relax after a hard day’s work? It might be because your home is too cluttered to feel welcoming. Properly planned additions will create more storage space and restore some order to your home. If you work from home, this may be just what you need to feel inspired and be more productive.
2. You Want to Increase Your Home’s Worth
Adding another room to your home will likely make it a lot more valuable, especially if you make the addition big enough to be a bedroom or study. Even if you don’t plan to sell, additions are smart investments. You never know what the future may hold for you.
3. Your Lifestyle Has Changed
It’s possible that your house was your perfect “forever home” years ago when you bought it, but it just isn’t as perfect anymore. Additions in the form of bedrooms or bathrooms may be necessary if your family has grown or your needs have changed. If you’re constantly moving things around to make new space, it may be time for remodeling.
4. Your Home Lacks Form and Function
The term “form and function” may sound like something an interior designer or architect would use, but it’s actually part of your everyday life. Form should follow function, as functionality matters most. But your home also needs to be somewhere you enjoy spending your time. If you can’t safely say that your house satisfies both of these requirements, you might consider whether home additions can solve these issues.
Although taking on an addition to your home is a big decision, it might be a necessary step for your family. If you’ve recognized these signs, it’s time to work with a reputable remodeling company. Contact us today to get started!