Additions: A Happy Medium for Homeowners

In recent times homeowners have been advised to consider the possibility of selling their homes, whether it is for personal reasons or financial gain. A portion of these homeowners typically only have seasonal properties and have no desire to sell their more permanent homes. However, even (or especially) those with a primary residence can benefit from the practice of adding -on structures that are designed specifically for rental purposes.

What are Home Additions

A home addition is a significant home improvement project that adds livable space to an existing home. A majority of homeowners seek an addition sooner or later. Even homeowners who believe their home is large enough may occasionally desire a larger kitchen, an additional bedroom, or a larger bathroom. This is when house additions come into play.

Types of Home Additions

A kitchen extension addition may be right for you if you’ve always wanted a larger kitchen but never had the space to make it happen. Design-build remodelers can increase the square footage of your kitchen to give you the space you need for wider countertops and plenty of cabinet storage.

●Room additions or bump-outs
●Sunroom additions
●Second story additions When To Consider A Home Addition
●You Need Additional Space
●Redesigning the Current Floorplan Is Not Feasible
●Your Residence Cannot Compete With Its Neighbors
●You Do Not Desire to Move

Choosing a Home Addition

Creating more living space is a huge endeavor that demands careful planning and a budget. Such a project might range from $20,000 to $100,000 for major multi-room extensions or a DADU (detached auxiliary dwelling unit).

Adding living space is a big expenditure, but it makes sense if the family needs additional space and can afford it. It’s cheaper and more convenient to add on to an existing home than move to a new, more expensive one. But make sure the project meets your needs.

When choosing an addition, think long-term. Remember that your demands in a few years may be different from today. Remember:

●Your family size?
●Your finances?
●Does a home expansion add value?
●Money’s “cost.”

Conclusion

The best thing for a homeowner to do is to find a happy medium between design and budget. You should be able to find pieces that have a timeless quality, come in an interesting style, and keep you within your budget. It’s also good to remember that you don’t have to get your entire interior redone at once (if you can afford it). Almost any store will offer discounts if you’re planning on buying multiple pieces of furniture. So while I wouldn’t recommend using only discount pieces throughout your home, there is no substitute for affordability for the furnishings in your living room and other public areas.

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