• On November 27, 2012 ·

A new addition can enhance your home’s visual appeal and make it more conducive for your family’s lifestyle. These remodeling projects increase the square footage of a home’s living space, which provide more room for daily activities. The additional room can accommodate the evolving dynamics of your family and eliminate the requirement to relocate to a larger house. A well-planned and executed addition can also increase the resale value of your home. While an appraiser can calculate the value of building an addition, most families agree that the true worth of this renovation project is immeasurable.

Family Enjoyment

A new addition offers several advantages over remodeling an older space. The project can provide the room that allows you to enjoy fixtures and furnishings that your home could not previously accommodate, such as an oversized soaking tub, separate shower stall and walk-in closets. An additional room may allow you to create the luxurious master bedroom suite with a well-appointed bathroom of your dreams. Expanding the kitchen can provide a breakfast nook that permits your family to enjoy the morning sun. Families often gather in these sunny spots to play games and work on craft projects.

A sunroom or enclosed porch allows you to extend your social life outdoors without exposure to the elements or insects. Adding a room onto the end of a home can balance the architectural design. It can provide children with their own rooms or the space required for an in-law apartment. A second floor addition is a great option for homes on smaller lots. It can create a dramatic look while providing space for a bedroom, office or bath. A home office provides a quiet workspace. The office can safeguard important documents, reduce clutter and prevent work from encroaching on your family time.

Increased Market Value

For homeowners who want to sell their homes, an addition can be an attractive feature for prospective buyers. A home with three or four bedrooms will appeal to a wider segment of the housing market. The increased market value of the home can offset the cost of the addition. A larger kitchen, an additional bathroom or an extra bedroom are features that attract potential buyers.

When considering a major remodeling project, such as an addition, it is important to establish a budget and timeline. Depending upon the cost estimate, it may be less expensive to remodel a home than to purchase a new home with the same amount of desired space. An addition not only adds value to a home, it can create the floor plan and functional space desired by the family.

Shawn Bakker
President
Bakker Construction
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