Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Space With Home Additions

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Are you looking for a fantastic way to invest in your home and add quality to your day to day life? Home additions can be the ideal solution for growing families, in law set ups and even real estate investments. Whether you are “raising the roof” or extending your home, this project can change the way your family lives.

1) Add More Bedrooms

If you purchased a smaller two or three bedroom home and find yourself with more people than beds, a home addition can help. Build out from your existing layout, extending into the yard. Or consider adding on top of the garage and creating a more interesting roof line.

In any layout, adding bedrooms to your house will increase the value, add privacy and even improve the relationships within your family.

2) Add More Bathrooms

If you have enough space for sleeping but are short on showers and toilets, adding a bathroom may be an ideal solution. First floor home additions can often include a new four piece bath with a dedicated laundry room nearby. Make the best use of plumbing changes by adding as many fixtures as you can. Opt for more than just a powder room and be sure to inquire about permits and by-laws.

3) Nanny or In Law Suites

Many homeowners today are opting to take care of their aging parents, keeping them close by and in a loving home environment. Home additions can be perfect for having mom and dad live with you, but in their own private space.

Include a bathroom, bedroom and sitting area as well as a small kitchen and possibly a private entrance. Make sure to keep this addition on the ground floor and avoid stairs for the easiest access.

4) Grand Kitchen

Likely the best return on investment when it comes to home renovations, building a new kitchen can drastically change the way you feel about your home. Depending on where the home addition is, a brand new kitchen can be the best way to improve the overall layout of your home.

Transform the existing kitchen into a larger bath, a spare room or more living space. You're sure to bask in the beauty of a well designed, open concept kitchen with all of the latest gadgets in the newest style. Especially for older homes, this home addition can alter the feeling of the entire main floor.

5) Storage

That one word says it all. This doesn't mean that you will build a home addition strictly for storing your stuff. But with more living space, a new media room or a dedicated home office the balance of your space can be rearranged to include more storage. Skip the rented self storage option and clear out the garage by constructing home additions that allow for better organization.

Think about built in bookshelves or expansive closets. This is your chance to create the efficient and organized home you've always wanted. Consider how this new space can help to improve the way you use the balance of your home.

If you have the space and budget, home additions are wonderful ways to improve your quality of life and increase the monetary value of your house. Consider what will give you the most bang for your buck and how the addition will affect the rest of your space. Always plan ahead and expect surprises to pop up before and during the construction phase. After all is said and done, you will appreciate the value in your home addition.

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