Popular Options for Adding Space to Your Home
Building an addition is not as easy as it looks. Not that to most of us it probably looks all that easy! There are countless behind the scenes considerations that must be addressed before even thinking about the design and construction of the new space. Then there are the multiple design, materials, structural constraints and location options to plan. Careful planning and working with an experienced and reliable remodeler are imperative to the success of a remodel this size in order to ensure a space that is safe, functional and works with your neighborhood, existing home and family.
When you think about adding space to your home, the first thing you might think about is, where does it make sense to add on? The great news is that there are a lot of possibilities. It is up to you and your remodeler to figure out the best option for your home, family and neighborhood. Some of the most popular options include:
- Second-story additions
- Master bedroom additions
- Sunroom additions
- Screened room additions
You may have been dreaming about one of these options for years so know exactly what you want to do. Or, you may need to weigh the pros and cons of several of the options to determine the most viable one for you. This could mean taking into account available space, your lot, budget, and how you will be using the space.
Adding a second story to your home can capture views, maximize square footage and allow all of the bedrooms to be located on the same level. The design and function of a second-story addition will affect the rest of your home — everything from finishes to mechanical work to structural work. A good design will make the second story look like it was always there, and oftentimes significantly adds to your homes curb appeal.
Nothing transforms a home like a sunroom. Space is added. Sunlight and nature are brought in, and family fun just seems to follow. Your sunroom becomes the perfect place for gatherings, game nights, parties, quiet chats or a place to spend time alone.
A sunroom allows you to enjoy the outdoors and nature to its fullest! Sunrooms also add easy access to the outside.
Master Bedroom Addition
One of the most common home additions is a new master bedroom. Whether you bought an older home in an established neighborhood and the current bedroom lacks amenities, or you have sent your offspring out into the world and are ready spend money on yourself, there are a few things with which you might want to spoil yourself.
Screened Porch Addition
Screened porches allow you to enjoy the weather without having to worry about keeping the bugs away. Lightweight aluminum screens provide maximum outdoor visibility. Screened rooms are great to enjoy most of the year other than when the really cold weather sets in.