When considering an add-on to your home, there are a lot of things to take into account. Will it add to the value of your home? Will it be a solid investment for what your family needs? Luckily, most of the time the answer to those questions is, yes. To help, we’ve also put together a short list of popular additions that add value to a home.
Whether you’re adding on a room or remodeling a porch into a sunroom, homeowners who love spending time in the sun or growing plants will enjoy this new addition. Sunrooms can be designed to fit a variety of needs, which make them highly valued in a home. They can be large enough to be turned into a second dining room or living room, or they can be kept cozier to be more of a sitting room. In a four-season area, it will also need to be equipped with heating and cooling capabilities.
A lot of homes disregard the extra space that could be found in the highest level of their home. Depending on the square footage, it can be turned into a bedroom, game room, studio, office. In other words, there’s a lot of potential.
As remote and hybrid jobs become more popular, professionals need a dedicated space for when they work from home. However, it can be hard to find the space for one if the homeowner hasn’t needed it before, so home office additions are becoming more popular. Then, you can choose the size of your office and how it can become the best place for your productivity.
Open floor plans continue to be a popular style choice as homes modernize their layouts, and extending the kitchen often goes at the top of the list. The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home, so by opening up the space you are given more room to cook and entertain. Some homeowners will even choose a bump-out, which is considered more of a micro-addition, for certain parts such as a larger pantry or a breakfast nook to extend in a smaller way.
Sometimes an entry way just doesn’t cut it in four-season regions. A home with a mudroom helps keep the outdoor mess contained, especially when it includes storage. Then you can keep all of your snow gear, yardwork accessories, and coats in one place. Mudrooms are often designed to be a laundry room as well so you can quickly throw dirty clothes in there when needed, which could free up space in a different part of your home.
Kane Builders is happy to work with you to create your perfect home design whether it’s through a home addition or custom home build. When you’re ready to get started, contact us through our website or give us a call!