Moving to a larger home may seem like the obvious solution when you need more space, but have you considered a home addition? A home addition can be more cost-effective than buying a larger home. Moving expenses, such as real estate fees, closing costs, and moving costs, can add up quickly. On the other hand, a home addition can be tailored to your specific needs and budget, and can be a more affordable option in the long run. Also, a home addition allows you to stay in the neighborhood and community you love. If you’ve built relationships with your neighbors, like the schools in the area, or the local amenities, moving can mean starting over in a new community. A home addition allows you to stay put and still gain the extra living space you need.
Here are 5 great home addition ideas that hopefully will get you thinking about the possibilities for expanding in your current home!
1. Four-seasons room:
In the Midwest, where the weather can be unpredictable, adding a four-seasons room can be a great way to add usable square footage to your home while still being protected from the elements. It’s essentially a sunroom that is designed to be used year-round, with heating and cooling systems. A room like this can serve so many different purposes for your family such as an extra living area, a sitting room, a home office, a dining room, and a home gym just to name a few.
A mudroom is a small room that is designed to be the first point of entry into your home, where you can remove your shoes and outerwear before entering the main living space. In the Midwest, where snow and mud are common, a mudroom can be a great addition to keep your home clean and organized. With the addition of shelving and storage bins, you will be able to have adequate storage that is out of the way and convenient when entering and exiting the home.
3. Bump-out addition:
A bump-out addition is a small extension of a room, typically on the side of a home. A bump-out addition can be a cost-effective way to add extra space to a room, such as a bedroom or living room. Think: adding a sitting area to the primary bedroom or a reading nook or desk space for your school-aged kids.
4. Finished basement:
Finishing your basement can be a great way to add livable square footage to your home. Once you begin looking at all the options for building out your basement, you will see how much more livable space you have available. You can create a family room, home theater, or even a bar or wine cellar. The possibilities are truly endless.
5. Garage addition:
Adding a garage to your home can be a great investment. Beyond storing your vehicle away from damaging elements such as hail, garages can also provide extra storage space or even a workshop area. If you already have a garage, adding to it can give you even more space.
Contact Houston Services Today
Planning a home addition can take time, so if you are considering an addition, contact Houston Services today! We can talk you through ideas and potentials that will fit your home and your budget. We are your local Omaha home addition contractors and can make your home renovation dreams a reality.