Whether you’re adding on to your home to increase its value or to achieve some practical purpose, there is a wide variety of specific things you might be looking to accomplish with the project. If you’re going to be in your home for years, you might find it worthwhile to make the investment to expand your living space according to your needs.
Here are just a few reasons why you might consider building a home addition.
Increase the size of your kitchen
Kitchen remodels are among the most popular types of home remodeling projects, because of how much use most people get out of their kitchen. For many homebuyers, kitchens are also perhaps the most important part of the home, so having an updated kitchen stands to significantly increase the value and appeal of your house.
Older homes tend to have smaller kitchens that were designed for efficiency and a single cook, with family meals then being served in an adjacent dining room. Today, however, multiple people use the kitchen, the way we prepare our meals has changed and people tend to enjoy blended kitchen and dining areas, making it the true heart of the home. To get the most out of your kitchen remodel, you might need to add to the home’s existing footprint.
Create a master suite
Again, in older homes, there usually isn’t a true “master suite,” that being a large bedroom with a walk-in closet and its own attached bathroom. Many of the bedrooms in older homes tend to be the same size, have the same amenities and share bathrooms. If this is something you’re interested in, you have the option of expanding on either your first or second floor to create the space you need to add on the bathroom and any additional square footage.
Add to your living areas
Perhaps you’re adding to your family, or simply have outgrown your existing living space. You can add on family rooms or other living areas to give you more room to spread out, entertain friends and family and relax in the comfort of your own home. Many people are also adding mudrooms or entryways that have built-in closets and cubbies for storing clothes, shoes and gear, increasing the amount of storage space available for family members.
Add sunrooms or outdoor spaces
Here in California, you might want to find ways to enjoy the sun. You could add a sunroom, a three-season room or a deck to your home to get more exposure to the light and make your home brighter and more welcoming. This also adds more usable space to your home for the purposes of either entertaining or relaxing.
These are just a few examples of scenarios in which you might opt for a home addition. For more information about the types of home remodeling services we offer, we encourage you to contact the experienced team at ABA Custom Homes Inc. today with all of your questions.