An additional room is a great way to increase living space and add value to your home. Whether you need to turn your attic into a bonus room, extend the size of your room, or surround the outdoor garden, adding a room can have a great impact on the needs and lifestyle of your home or your family.
Before proceeding, evaluate your current living space and determine whether the room addition will meet your needs and solve your problems. If your home is small and does not include a guest room, adding rooms will allow non-family members and friends to visit more often. If your grandchildren enjoy playing at home, the additional playroom will provide a safe place for activities.
Even if you do not plan to sell your home in the near future, you should consider the impact of adding space to resale value. Whether you are selling, refinancing or subscribing to a household credit line, you will want to get the best rating for your home.
Even if the investment payback is not good, you can always add it to your home. If you intend to stay in your home for at least five years, and the add-on will solve a significant spatial problem, the addition will be cost effective. To estimate your options, you can look for other ways to meet the needs of lower-cost space, such as remodeling an existing attic or basement or simply rearranging an existing living room.
Adding a room requires careful planning to give the impression that it is still part of the home when it's done. You should consider how your rooftop addition line connects with your home and how to improve the style of home with doors, windows, and exterior materials and finishing.
Adding rooms usually require the expansion of existing utility services in your home. Your heating and cooling systems, electricity and water supply will have to adopt a new space. The extension can be complicated due to two main reasons:
a. The equipment that these systems work for your home, such as an oven, air conditioner, and servicing electrical panel may not be large enough to accommodate expansion. b. New lines and plumbing may differ from existing cables and tubes in your home, especially if you live in an older home.
Room addition is a great way to transform your home and increase your living space. Even small additions can produce excellent results, especially in bathrooms and kitchens, where three or four feet can make a big difference.