If you are thinking about moving because your current home is getting too small or doesn’t meet all your family’s needs, home additions can provide another option that can keep you in the home you love. Home additions can be tricky, so it is important to consult a professional designer and builder before starting any home additions. First, you will want to consider what your goal or purpose is for the addition. Are you looking to expand a particular area of your home, like the kitchen? Do you want to add a room with a new purpose, like a home office or family room? This will impact where the addition will go and how much value it will add to your home when it is completed.
Here are some other things to consider as you think about home additions:
• How will it change the exterior of your home? Consider the addition from all angles, including from the backyard. Even if it can’t be seen from the front of the house, it should match the shape and style of your home. Another option is to build up, if local ordinances allow it.
• How can you improve your home in the process? Adding an addition is the perfect time to consider long-term savings, like installing energy-efficient windows and appliances.
• Make sure everything you are planning is allowed before construction starts. Your building professional can help with this. Are there local codes or zoning laws that affect your plans? Do you have the proper permits in place? Does your current insurance policy cover the additional space? Do you have HOA guidelines that will impact your choices?
With proper planning and construction, home additions can add value to your home. They can also make your home more functional and improve your quality of life. If you want to know more, reach out to us today!