When people decide to start a family, buying a home is one of the first actions they take if they do not own a home already. This means that a family usually finds a home either before they have children or while their families are quite young and they may not anticipate how large their family will grow at the time they buy the house. Sometimes homes can contain multi-generation families as well which may not have been the plan when the home was originally bought. If a family starts to outgrow a home that they have been in for years, uprooting your family to move to a bigger house can be a hassle and quite expensive, not to mention somewhat emotional if there is an attachment to the house. In many cases, home additions can be a much better and more affordable option.
What are home additions?
Home additions are literally what they sound like, additions that are added to your home to provide a new space that is not in the original floor plan of the home. With home addition services, you can add on anything from an extra bedroom to a new kitchen or recreational space. These services are ideal for growing families or multiple generation families that need more space but would rather not leave their homes.
Newly painted exterior of a North American home during summertime with green grass and flower beds
The Benefits of Home Additions
Home addition services give you the option of adding onto your home so that you do not have to move and because the new addition is a brand new space, you have ultimate creative freedom to make the addition into whatever you need. If your family continues to grow and you no longer have enough bedrooms for everyone, you can add a new bedroom or if your home has one bathroom but too many people fighting to use it, you can also add a new bathroom with home additions. Before inquiring about a home addition, it is a good idea to discuss the idea with your family and decide what type of new space would be the most beneficial.
Another benefit of home additions is that they can ultimately be more affordable than moving into a bigger home. If you are selling to move into a bigger home, the new home will more than likely be worth more than your current home because it is bigger, and there are also fees involved in the transaction especially if you are using a real estate agent. Therefore, it is easy for the move to result in financial loss. Home addition services are more affordable than the total cost of moving to a bigger home and the additions can actually increase the resale value of your home, recouping some of the money spent on the addition.
If your family loves the home that you are in but is dangerously close to outgrowing it, you can add on more space with home addition services. These services usually begin with a consultation with the remodeling contractor to design the new space and gather the needed materials and once the design is complete, the building crews will handle the construction and ensure that the new space is blended seamlessly into your existing floor plan. You can contact us at Patrick A. Finn, Ltd. by calling (847) 358-4133 to discuss your ideas for a home addition.