There are many reasons to consider adding more space to your family home. Maybe your family is growing and you are just not ready to leave your neighborhood and your childhood home behind. Maybe you want to add value to your home and appeal to potential buyers if you are looking to put it on the market. Or maybe you want to add something like a home theater, a home office or a man cave but don’t have any room left to integrate these ideas. Considering a room addition is reasonable if you find yourself in a situation similar to or exactly like these ones. There are a few things to consider if you opt in for a room addition project, and our friendly architects at Remodel Works were kind enough to provide a few tips.
Ask Yourself: Do I really need to get a room addition?
The first thing you need to assess is whether you really need the upgrade. This step can save you a lot of money and effort you’d have to invest into a full-on room addition project. For example, if you find that your kitchen is narrow and you don’t have enough space, maybe a simple kitchen remodeling can solve these issues. You could invest in smart storage, integrated appliances or foldable countertops, making your kitchen more space effective and saving you the trouble of having to go through all of the chaos involved in a room addition project. If your bathroom looks narrow and claustrophobic, maybe you could use some clever optical illusions and paint it in a way that it appears bigger to the eye.
If you still decide to go forward with room addition…
Say that your family is expanding; that you are expecting a brand new member or that your parents or that in-laws have to move in with you. If this is the case, then you could undoubtedly benefit from a home addition. If the alternative is to move out of the neighborhood and look for a bigger house, why leave all of your fond memories behind if you could just adapt the house to fit your needs and the needs of your growing family. In this case the first thing you need to think about is where you want to place the extra room. You also have to think about how it will connect to the rest of the house, to check if you are in violation of any zoning laws (which vary from state to state) and to evaluate whether the addition will add to the home value in case you get forced to sell your home in the future.
Think about the purpose of your room addition
If you finally decide to add more space to your home, you have to figure out the best way to use your new room. Are you going to add an extra bathroom, a master bedroom or a big living area for your entire family? You have to know that if you are adding a new bathroom or expanding your kitchen there might be more to the project than construction. If this is the case the home improvement agency will probably have to hire a plumber in order to take care of the pipelines. If you decide on a room addition you have to make sure that the room does not feel like a separate element, but rather find the best way to connect the rest of your home with the room addition. You also have to make sure that the room is aligned with the rest of your home’s exterior, including the walls, windows and the finishes. To make sure that you check all those boxes it is best to hire a professional home remodeling agency with a lot of experience when it comes to room additions.
Looking for a professional home remodeling agency?
Remodel Works is a San Diego based home improvement agency. With over 3 decades of experience, we established ourselves as the leading room additions agency and we take pride in the positive feedback left by our trusted customers. If you are thinking about adding a new room to your home do not hesitate to contact us and book a free consultation and get a free quote on the room addition project.