Home extensions are a great way to gain valuable extra space without disrupting your current lifestyle. Changing the shape of your home by adding an extension can have a huge impact on its appearance. Even smaller alterations, such as a porch or a bay window can add a lot of character to your home’s exterior.
Advantages of Extending Your Home
Home additions are more cost-effective than moving and add significant value to your home. If you’ve ever daydreamed about having a bigger home, adding a room might be the solution for you. There are many advantages to extending your home, but the most important is what it can do for your family. Here are just a few perks:
1) Expand your living space
Think about how you and your family will flow through both the existing and new space. Plot out furniture placement to ensure that the new space will be a natural extension to the old. An extension with easy access to the outdoors will make space feel larger and brighter. Marrying your outside space with the indoors creates a sense of continuity.
2) Enhance your lifestyle
Your home extension should work for your lifestyle. A growing family might need extra breathing space to avoid feeling cramped. Take stock of the activities you and your family enjoy the most, and use that as a guide when extending your home.
3) Modernize your home
Home design can be timeless, but if yours isn’t, it may be time for an update. Windows overlooking a beautiful backyard are always desirable. Adding french doors and an expansive porch can provide access and beauty.
4) Increase home value
One of the most obvious reasons for extending your home is to increase the value of your property. Choose a design that matches the rest of your home so it feels as though it’s always been there. Extending your home allows you to look at similar homes and add elements to yours to set it apart. Even if you’re not planning on selling your house anytime soon, it never hurts to make decisions now that will add value later.
5) Accommodate your family
Extending your home can improve the efficiency of your space, adding elements customized to your family’s needs. If you love grilling in the backyard on weekends, why not add an outdoor kitchen? Creating a space where family and friends can gather and socialize can change the entire dynamic of your home.
6) Maximize the space you have
Design quirks can often mean you aren’t able to use your space how you would like to. For example, if the master bedroom is upstairs but you have mobility issues, you’re forced to adapt. Extending your home can solve those issue for you, maximizing your space. By adding a master suite downstairs, you’re creating a flow that works for you and your family. Go one step further by adding a small kitchen and exterior door and you now have a mother-in-law suite!
7) Customize your home to your lifestyle
After living in your house for a while, there may be some elements you wish you could change. If you have a large backyard that doesn’t get much use, add a sunroom. The windows provide ample sunlight for the perfect playroom or home office.
Maximize Your Life
Not all renovations will make you a profit when you come to sell your property. Some projects will cost more than they will ever give you back. When extending your home it’s important to think about your needs as well as the value to your home.
Contact Us to plan your addition and see how more space can maximize your life!