Home additions can give you more workable space and fun areas to use for gatherings. When you include a home addition you not only help increase your functional space but also increase your home’s overall value.
Cole Val Construction can help increase the size of your home with quality custom additions. We take any need or want you can dream of and turn it into a reality. Our home builders continue to improve Northern Utah homes and implement modern options for all homeowners.
In this blog, we will talk about some different additions you can incorporate into your home and how you can make them your own.
1- Attic Or Basement
Turning your attic or basement into another living space, a game room, or a theater room can help elevate your enjoyment while living in your home and increase the home value. These home additions are best for adding additional living space without changing the square footage or footprint of your home.
During the addition of attic or basement spaces, you don’t have to add additional walls or new plumbing, but will just convert the existing space to better work for you. You may need to add flooring, a heating and cooling system, or windows.
2- Room Addition
Additions are commonly turned into spare bedrooms for children or guests. Conventional additions are usually extra square footage added to the back or side of the house that contains multiple rooms. An addition of more rooms will give you a chance to have more spread-out living quarters or host people during special events.
Additions that are put on the back or side of your home should blend seamlessly with the rest of your house. You will need to continue the right siding, rock, or paint into the addition and make it blend on the interior as well. This will help during the resale of your home in the future as the potential buyers will never know that this part of the home was not there originally.
If you don’t need to add more bedrooms or living space, adding another three walls to create a sunroom can help you enjoy nature without the hazards. A sunroom is a great protected recreational space that can be used for parties, unwinding after work or picnics. Sunrooms protect you from UV rays, bugs, and weather, so you can enjoy some sunshine without worrying about annoyances.
Sunrooms are also a great option because they do not require heating and cooling systems in order to meet building codes.
4- Extended Garage
Homeowners utilize garage space for many different purposes besides just parking cars. A garage addition can be utilized as an overhead apartment space, a home gym, or an additional living space with a bathroom and kitchen.
One obstacle that comes with extended garage home additions is trying to blend it with the rest of the aesthetics. Your HVAC and plumbing system is also not typically installed in your original garage space, so the addition will need to have it installed so guests and residents can be comfortable.
5- Kitchen Bump Out
A smaller addition also called a bump out, can be used to add more counter or seating space to a kitchen. Home additions around the kitchen are popular for homeowners, especially as their family grows. Many bump-outs add around 100 square feet and help homeowners to install more cabinets, U-shaped countertops, or a bigger dining table.
All home additions should help you achieve more functionality and usable space. The goal of additions is to make your home more appealing and spacious.
Living in a muddy, wet, or humid environment can lead to a messy home. A mudroom can help limit mud and bacteria being tracked through your home. Home additions of mudrooms will help you have a place to store shoes, coats, umbrellas, and pet items.
Another benefit of a small addition of a mud room is another entrance and the option of a glass door. This can add more natural light to your home and give another point of entry for family members so your living room or entryway sees less traffic.
Additions With Cole Val Construction
Upgrading your home is something that can be done on a small or large scale. No matter when your home was built or how great it works for your needs, there is always room for improvement. Cole Val Construction can help improve your usable space or build you a brand-new home.
Our team offers a variety of home layouts, and custom features, and offers remodeling services to take your current home to the next level. Contact our building experts in Northern Utah to start your next home project!