If you’re happy with your current home and neighborhood, but want to add to your home’s square footage, need more bedrooms or bathrooms, or are looking to increase your property’s value, a home addition may be just what you need.
Like any home remodel, additions come in all shapes and sizes, and yours should be tailored to your specific needs, goals, and budget. With the right vision and the help of experienced designers and contractors, you can not only make your home more livable and enjoyable, but you can also boost the value of your property with an addition.
How an Addition Can Add Value
It’s well known that investing carefully in your property over the years can yield substantial gains when you finally decide to sell. There are lots of ways to add value to your home through remodel and design projects, and one of the best investments you can make is a well-planned home addition.
When you think of a home addition, you may picture tearing down walls and adding a whole new wing to your property, and this can be a great way to boost your home’s value. But many home additions involve finishing an unfinished space, like an attic or basement. A home addition can turn an existing unfinished storage space into a beautiful family room or home office that could become one of your home’s most usable and desirable spaces.
Whether you’re building onto your home or renovating an unfinished space, a home addition adds livable square footage, which increases the value of your home. A home addition can be an excellent way to add desirable amenities like an office, home gym, or sunroom. It can also add more bedrooms and/or bathrooms!
Choosing the Right Kind of Addition for Your Home
Every home addition is different, and yours should suit your unique goals, home, and neighborhood. The type of addition that’s right for you will depend on your family’s needs, your city’s building codes (and any HOA restrictions), and your budget.
Here are some popular additions that can not only increase the value of your home, but also make your time living there more comfortable and enjoyable:
- Home gym
- Larger master suite
- Pool and pool house
- Game room
- Laundry room
- Second floor
- Family room
- Guest house or accessory dwelling unit (ADU)
If your lot size or city’s building restrictions won’t allow for an addition, you may still be able to maximize your home’s square footage and increase its resale value by turning an attic into an office or bedroom or converting a garage or basement into a family room, bedroom, or other living space.
How to Maximize Value Through a Home Addition
By working with the right people and making educated, careful decisions about your project, a home addition can be one of the best ways to increase your home’s property value.
Firstly, it’s important to find experienced, quality designers and contractors you know you can trust. Working with a remodeling company that has demonstrated experience with home additions is a vital part of ensuring your project goes smoothly and adds value to your property.
At L. Evans Design Group, we understand the ins and outs of home additions and will work closely with you to develop a detailed, personalized plan that works for your home, your goals, and your design tastes.
Here are a few of the best ways to maximize your property value through a home addition:
- Consider the spaces home buyers most desire. These include walk-in closets, ensuite master bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
- Make sure you fully understand the costs and benefits of a home addition.
- Avoid ultra-custom designs that will be difficult to sell.
- Choose a design that flows seamlessly with your home’s current layout and style.
- Opt for high-quality, timeless materials.
Are you ready to boost your home’s value through a home addition? Have questions about where to begin?
At L. Evans Design Group, we have years of demonstrated experience working with clients to design and build home additions that add livable space and boost property value. We will consult with you to understand your vision and work within budget as we help you design and build the home addition of your dreams.
If you have questions about your project or would like to learn more about how we work, give us a call at (971) 404-1241 or contact us online to set up a project consultation.