A home addition is an important decision when it comes to renovating your home. Your home is a major investment, and you expect it to be able meet your needs both now and in future. If you are not sure if it is better to remodel or build, then it’s best to carefully consider your options. These tips will help you decide if a home extension is the right decision.
Does it Make Sense to Add an Extension on a Home?
In general, adding an addition to your home is a good investment. Everyone will have their own experience. We have outlined some scenarios where addition construction can be a very practical option.
You Need Extra Space
Homes come in all sizes and shapes because people are unique. Right now your home may be perfect, but how about in the future? It’s only natural that you would want more space if you plan to grow your family, have a home business or want to accommodate your hobbies. Building up or out is a much better option than trying to squeeze everything into a small house. You can still have the same amount of space without having to compromise on storage or flow.
It’s not Practical to Redesign the Existing Floorplan
Although it’s not always possible, many people wish they could change their existing home’s layout to meet the needs of a household in 2020. You may want to maintain the architectural style of an older house. Then, adding on to an old house makes a lot of logical sense. The modern look and feel of the space is a great benefit, but you do not have to sacrifice the aesthetics you enjoy about your home.
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Your home can’t compete with the neighborhood
Sometimes, the neighborhood develops around the home instead of the opposite. You’ll need a plan for room additions to keep up with the competition if you find yourself in this situation. A new bedroom or bathroom can help you keep up with the competition. You may find that your house doesn’t have the same value as other houses on your street. This can be a problem when you want to sell your home.
You don’t want to move
It’s not difficult to imagine moving to a larger home if your current one is too small. Moving is a complex process and you may not want to move your family. A home addition could be a good alternative to moving if you enjoy your neighborhood, local schools or community.
What Should I Know Before Adding on to a House?
Making the right choice about your home addition is important, especially if you’re not sure what to do. You may not need to do as much as you thought when you hire professionals. Consider these factors to get you started:
- What’s not working in your home?
- Change the design or increase the space
- When will you need to change your layout?
We can assist you if you are unsure of the development limitations for your property or the best way to solve your current issues.
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Does it cost less to build up or out?
The stage of construction will determine whether building up is more cost-effective than building out. When you’re building a brand new home, it is often cheaper to build up than out. Building up is more expensive once you already own a home.
The cost of your project is important, but shouldn’t be considered the only factor. It’s a great idea to build up on a small lot, especially in older neighborhoods. Building out is a great option if you are looking to age-in-place or want to live on one level.
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Is Adding Onto Your House Worth It?
You have to choose the option that is best for you. The cost of home additions is higher than other remodeling projects. However, they also offer more flexibility. It can be a great decision if you want to have a house that’s built specifically for you. Gregory Contracting has the expertise to make your home addition a great investment that you can enjoy for many years. To learn more about the services we offer, schedule a consultation.