When building a new home addition, many homeowners are excited to get the project started and finished quickly. However, speeding through a home addition may leave you feeling less content with the finished product. Taking a moment to ask yourself these questions before your project begins is a great way to make sure you get the most out of your new home addition.
Will This Addition Add Value to Your Home?
Even if you’re not planning on selling, it’s good practice to keep in mind how your addition will affect your home’s resale value. You may end up deciding to sell your home someday, or perhaps you will pass your home down to a family member and they will eventually decide to sell it. Or, you may someday need to refinance or take out a home equity line of credit, which will require a home appraisal. In all these cases, it’s best to invest in your home’s value.
Sometimes, a home addition may not be the most cost-effective choice. For example, if you are building a new in-law addition but you have a basement, attic, or garage you don’t use, it may be more cost-effective to convert an already existing room. If you are building a home addition, consider what rooms other homes in your neighborhood share. It’s actually better for your home value to have the same types of rooms in your home as others in your neighborhood. So, for example, if most other homes in your neighborhood have a master bedroom suite but don’t have a sunroom, you’ll be improving your home’s value if you opt to build a master bedroom suite rather than a sunroom.
How Will This Addition Tie into the Rest of the House?
Creating a new addition requires expert finesse to make it blend in with the rest of the home. With our professional team including an architect and interior designer, we will create an appealing and functional space based on your vision. For example, while your vision may be set on building a contemporary bathroom addition for your historic home, consider the jarring effect that the sudden change of style can have. Instead, with the help of our design team, we can align your vision with our expertise to create a new space that flows effortlessly with your existing home. Our architect could design a more traditional-looking structural space and our interior designer could bring in the contemporary elements of design with modern elements. Your new addition will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your home’s style while also having all the comforts of the most modern amenities.