How many options do you think you have when it comes to a home addition? One? Two? None? Well, we can tell you that the possibilities for your home addition are practically endless and we can help you create a space that will add value and functionality to your home. The worst part will be determining how large you want your addition and how you will use that space once it has been constructed.
Here are 7 home addition tips and ideas that will add value and functionality to your home:
Your home addition does not need to go out to the side, as you can also expand your living space by going up. If you do not have a lot of land left to create a large enough addition next to your home, consider going out and up to get the space that you want and need.
Utilize Home Addition Software
One of the easiest ways to see how your home will look once you construct an addition is to utilize home addition software. The software will allow you to see the end result and make numerous changes until it looks exactly as you want it to look.
Create an In-Law Suite
You never know when your parents may need to move in with you and an addition is the perfect way to give them their own space while also allowing them to be close by. Your new in-law suite can have its own entrance and can have one or two bedrooms, a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and even a laundry room. The best part about these in-law suites is that they are perfect for guests or even adult children when they move back home after college.
Customize Your Addition to Meet Your Needs
There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to customize your new addition and turn it into a space that you love. If your contractor wants you to do a cookie cutter design, then they are probably not the contractor that you want working on your home. We always allow our homeowners to choose what they want their new addition to look like, and we only tell them that something isn’t possible when it won’t be within code or it is not feasible or possible to do.
Add an Enclosed Porch
An enclosed porch is always a great idea for an addition, because it will give you extra space that you can use most of the year. You can choose to construct a three-season porch, or you may decide that you need that space year-round and choose to construct one that can be used any day of the year.
Add a Home Office
Working from home seems to get more popular every year and if you work from home, you may welcome the peace and quiet that you can get when you construct an addition that will serve as your new home office.
Construct a New Apartment
There are times when money may be tight, and an apartment is a great way to collect some extra income in the future. You might want to consider constructing an addition that creates an apartment that you can rent out afterwards. The money that you collect can go towards paying your mortgage, and you can use that apartment for your parents, your in-laws, your grown children, and your guests when it is not occupied.
These tips and ideas should help you begin the process of constructing an addition for your home and we can help you finalize the details further. Once the planning stages are completed, the actual fun will begin and before you know it, you will have more usable space in your home.