Perhaps your family has grown since you moved into your home, and you need a larger living space to accommodate all of you. Or maybe you want an expanded living space so you can host guests and family when they visit from out of town. Regardless of the reason, there is never a bad time to look into residential additions. Not only do these projects vastly improve your quality of living, but they also make you money in the long run.
Home additions and home remodeling generally increase the value of your house beyond the cost of construction, often by a significant margin — a minor kitchen remodel, for example, gives homeowners an 82.7% return on investment on average. If you are considering residential additions but are not sure how best to upgrade your space, here are some ideas to get you inspired.
- Add room above the garage
If you have a separate garage, you likely already have a structure with a strong foundation that can easily be expanded. Adding a room on top allows you to make the most of your property. This can be a rec room for playdates or social gatherings, an extra bedroom, or anything you need that doesn’t fit in your house. If you choose to go with an extra bedroom, you can rent it out and benefit from a source of steady passive income.
- Add an enclosed patio
Do you love to be outside, but hate dealing with insects, strong sunlight, wind, and rain? Consider adding a room in the back of your house with large screened windows and a sliding screen door. An enclosed patio allows you to enjoy your yard regardless of the weather, and without any nasty insect bites.
- Add a foyer/mudroom
Not having a proper buffer between your front door and your living room can make your home feel cluttered and small. To fix this problem, consider adding a mudroom to the front of your house. This entryway can provide essential storage space for coats, shoes, umbrellas, and anything else you wish to keep by the door.
For a company that will help you with every step of the remodeling process, contact Legacy Builders Group. Our contractors are renowned for their efficiency and professionalism.