February 8

8 Reasons to Add a Room onto Your Home

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8 Reasons to Add a Room onto Your Home

A new home addition can breathe new life into your home. It is the most appropriate way to add more space to a home without being compelled to sell it, buy a bigger one or remodel it entirely.

Many homeowners would rather add on to their home than go through the hassle of buying a new home.  A room addition is well worth the investment for your home and family. However, it’s essential to hire an experienced and reputable contractor to ensure it is done correctly.

You Could Use More Space

Your home is your sanctuary and a place to rejuvenate from dealing with a busy world. With more people at home now than ever before, some of us need more space. Whether you're planning for a future member of the family, make room for your home office, need to enlarge your future home business space, or maybe a spot to work out instead of going to the gym, there are several ways to make good use of a room addition.

1. Increased Home Value

Your home's worth is directly correlated to its square footage. Adding a bedroom will not only increase the house’s size, but it will attract buyers who are willing to spend more to accommodate a larger family.  Going from three bedrooms to four will make your home more appealing when put on the market.

2. Children Need Space Too

When kids hit a certain age, they typically desire a space of their own. Shared bedrooms can promote sibling bonding, but they can also increase bickering. Give them the space to decorate freely and start becoming their own individual. Everyone in the house will benefit.

If you’re looking to expand your family, start planning for the extra space you’ll need. Even if you aren’t pregnant now, getting that extra room built now will save you time and stress when you are. An extra room can be ready so you can spend more time bonding with the little one. 

3. Creativity

Want to start a new hobby or turn one into a side hustle? An additional room can provide space for arts and crafts, music, or photography. It can be the place for inspiration to turn your passion into something tangible. If you don’t have a creative side, you can always turn it into a man cave or a place to show off the kid’s trophies and awards.

4. Avoid Moving

When a home becomes too small for your family, one solution is to look for a new house that will accommodate the family changes. Finding and buying a new home is a time- consuming, stressful, and costly process. You have to go through the hassle of finding the perfect house, packing up and moving, transferring schools, updating your address, and becoming familiar with your new location and surroundings.

Moving is a big ordeal that many homeowners would prefer to avoid. This is especially true if you are comfortable in your current home, neighborhood, and schools. Adding on to your existing home can be a more affordable and easier process than moving to a new one.

5. Improve Aesthetics

Adding a room to your home can create a new look and improve the home’s appearance. You have the opportunity to set your home apart from the rest in your neighborhood. Adding a spacious room with more natural light can transform the feel and mood in your home. Adding on square footage allows for other amenities such as a walk-in closet or a free-standing bathtub.

6. Additional Income

With the rise of Airbnb, homeowners can now rent out a home addition to visitors. The income received from a rental can compensate for the costs incurred during construction. Though it is not a commonly followed route for home additions, it is indeed a route that can be overlooked given the current trend.

7. Extra Room for Family and Friends

If you love to entertain and have family around for extended periods, give them a spacious bedroom to unwind and relax. If the in-laws come into town or you have aging parents who you want around often, adding a well-designed in-law apartment could be a great solution.

8. More Storage

Increased storage space is another perk of completing a room addition. Extra closets can be included in the design, as well as features like built-in cabinets or bookshelves. Acquiring needed space will make your home feel less cluttered and more organized. 

Get Help from the Right Contractor

If you need more space or are looking for ways to make your home more accommodating for you and your family, RT Construction would love to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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