There are many times when you may consider adding a room to your home. You may need to add more space due to a change in your family, to improve the functionality of some aspect of your home, or to simply add value to your residence.
Instead of completely re-doing the existing floor plan, a room addition can complement your home’s current layout. So, if you are comfortable with your existing home but you'd like a little more space, comfort, or value, then a room addition is a great idea. Freestanding, connected mini houses or 'casitas' are also very popular.
Families change throughout the time they live in a home, and some of these changes can make their space feel a little crowded. For example:
- As children grow up they need more room, so a game room or an extra bathroom could be in order
- An extra bedroom or freestanding casita could help if an aging parent comes to stay with you.
- If your job transitions to a permanent work-from-home setup, you may need a private office area for all of your Zoom calls.
- Even a new baby on the way may overwhelm the available space in your home
No matter your situation, a room addition can relieve the pressures of a changing family and make your home fit like a glove again.
The types of room additions are almost endless. Some of the most popular and useful additions include bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and baths, and entertainment rooms. Sometimes the choice to add on to your home is less about adding square footage and more about providing a much-needed improvement to its functionality. For example, adding an entertainment room gives you the quality viewing experience you desire and is a great place to hang out with guests.
Besides functionality and space, a room addition designed and built correctly has the potential to add lasting value to your home. When building a room addition, you may sometimes end up with an equal increase in home value to what you spent. You can enjoy the improvement to your quality of life while adding value to your home.
In most cases when you are considering a room addition, you'll find a combination of these benefits and in the best cases all three apply. While the design and build process is usually longer than a typical remodel, the average 3-4 months of construction can be rewarding and last a lifetime. A new addition can become a dramatic focal point or add a particular space that has been long overdue. Finding an experienced, licensed, knowledgeable, and reputable home remodeling contractor is key to a great experience.