Is 2022 the year you can finally fit a remodeling job or addition in your budget? Before you’ve chosen which job you’d like to invest in, it’s important to think about how it can add value to your property and/or homelife. Here are some essential things to consider:
It often adds on to your home’s appeal.
Whether you plan to live in your home for 10 or 2 more years, a home addition can be the perfect way to improve on your current home’s layout. There are many reasons why homeowners decide to get an addition done, but most of the time it amounts to needing more space for the family or fulfilling an interior dream. In older homes especially, some homeowners find that adopting an open floor plan still doesn’t help the home seem big enough. If that happens, then it might be time to consider an addition and how that can fit in your budget. Popular additions are a kitchen expansion, mudroom, sunroom, bathroom, and home office. However, some industry experts have said additions like a sunroom are not always wanted by home buyers and seen as more of a waste of space.
It’s usually a solid investment, but not always.
In many ways, an addition to your home will add value to it overall and also fulfill a need. With a custom home addition, you can choose the size of the room(s) and the best location for them. If, for example, you wanted to add on or expand a master bath, then you would be able to choose whether you want a large shower or a combination of both a shower and tub. In a small house, adding on an additional room for a child or home office will be a welcome addition, and make it more appealing when selling. However, not all additions will support a higher resale. An expert remodeler will be able to walk you through what they’ve seen for their clients, what they’ve noticed in the industry, and the pros/cons of what that addition could do for your home.
The property will lose yard space.
A majority of house additions are made on the ground level, which means the homeowners will have to consider that they’re losing yard space. If you have a lot of property between your neighbor and in the backyard, then this might not be a huge issue. However, if that’s not the case, adding on may make your overall outside space look smaller and hurt its curb appeal in the future.
Kane Builders specializes in luxury custom homes and remodels, and we always insist on high-quality craftsmanship. Contact us if you’d like to get started on discussing a potential home renovation.