Home additions are becoming just as popular as home remodels. Adding more space to your home is never a bad idea, and any project that updates the current state of your home is a good investment. Before you think about moving or doing a basic remodel, here are some reasons to consider expanding your home.
1- Your Family Has Grown
If the size of your family has grown, it may be time for your home to grow as well. Whether you had another child, family members move in with you, or adopted a family pet, having extra space makes everyone more comfortable. When you bought your home, you may not have known how big your family would get, but there is no need to sacrifice an area that you love, just because you are cramped.
Additions can be a great way to extend your family room, add extra bedrooms, open up the kitchen, or add an additional bathroom. The options for expanding your home are endless and you can choose what works best for your situation. Cole Val Construction can give you suggestions and realistic prices when it comes to expanding your home.
2- Emphasize Certain Areas Of Your Home
If you have an area in your home that you believe is the focal point, a well-crafted addition can help emphasize that space. Additions bring more light and life into your home, so adding one near your living room or kitchen can draw more people toward it.
Not only will more people be drawn to your home, but they will also have more space to move around and enjoy themselves. Expanding your home around the space where you entertain is a great way to keep your guests coming back.
3- Add Value To Your Home
Updating of any kind adds to the resell value of your home. Remodeling projects are usually the way that homeowners choose to add value, but additions, updating the exterior, and landscaping are all ways to increase the value of your home as well. Additions add to the square footage of your home, which is really important for buyers and usually increases the amount of money you will get for your home.
Not only will increasing the square footage help, but additions give you more talking and bragging points. For example, if your addition was adding on to your family room, you could say that it fits a sectional for 12 people, or add a fireplace. If your addition was near the kitchen, new owners to divide the room to include a dining area or install more storage. Additions also don’t have to be totally new rooms. They can be as simple as enclosing your porch.
4- Increase Your Storage
Many homeowners struggle with how to store everything they own. It seems that no matter how much storage you have initially, you always need more. Additions can be a whole room full of more storage or adding the shelving, cabinets, drawers and other elements can be the “addition” itself. Expanding your home is not limited to a mold that you have to follow, so increasing anything in your home is considered a profitable addition.
5- Add Stability
When you purchase a home, you often think about the future and will stay in that area for plenty of years. Additions can recreate a more liveable environment and give you a stable space to be when you update the rest of your home. Stability also comes from staying in a neighborhood where you have built relationships. Avoiding uprooting your family is a big aspect of considering expanding your home.
6- Choice Of Design
Instead of house shopping and praying that you find a design you love, expanding your home will give you the exact design and layout you want. Design in an addition should be comfortable and functional and you can achieve this with a skilled remodeling and construction company. Cole Val Construction works hard to create your design while giving you more livable space.
7- Avoid Moving
Not only is packing and moving all your belongings a hassle, but it also takes you away from familiar neighbors, family, friends, schools, teachers you love, resources you rely on, and more. Moving is a big process just to gain a little bit more space. Additions can save you the time and stress of moving while keeping you in an area you have adjusted to.
Expanding Your Home With Cole Val Construction
Our goal at Cole Val is to make you feel like family. When we work on your home, we know that we are taking your investment into our hands, which takes a lot of trusts. Before you consider expanding your home alone, contact us to learn more about our process and what we can bring to the table.
Our team works on remodeling projects for bathrooms, kitchens, and more, as well as building our completely custom homes. Cole Val brings functionality and design together while keeping your project simple. Contact us today to set up a consultation.