Home Additions: Building With the Future in Mind
Home additions can be a fantastic way to make the most of extra lot space and add value to you day to day when properly planned. Expanding on our previous info piece regarding what you need to know for home expansions, here a few more ideas to keep in mind when planning your addition.
Determine What Kind of Addition is Best Suited to Your Needs
While home additions are a great way to add property value, it’s important to make sure your desired renovation lines up with your home life. An addition should be just that: and addition to your quality of life in your home. A few options to consider are:
- Is your family expanding? Do you need extra bedrooms to accommodate?
- Would you and your partner like a spacious Master Suite or bathroom, living, or storage space?
- Would you like access to a year-round porch that allows you to enjoy the outdoors, even in winter?
These are achievable benefits of a home expansion project. Once you know what you’d like to accomplish, your contractor can get to work drawing up plans.
Work with Your Existing Floor Plan
Save time, money, and ensure your home renovation moves smoothly by working with your existing structure rather than trying to draw up a plan that doesn’t match. Ideally, your addition should be a natural extension of your home, and integrate seamlessly into the floor plan you already have. Working with a contractor will help ensure your plan lines up with your space and avoids any potential hiccups down the line.
Build with the Future in Mind
Well-planned additions will incorporate long-term goals in addition to short-term benefits. For example, a nursery expansion can be used as an office or a den in the future, and a larger master suite often adds resale value to your property.
Expanding your home with a clear vision and plan in place can be one of the best ways to increase your property’s worth. Chat with our team of experts day to find out how you can get started!