If your family is getting to be too large for your current home, you might be thinking about moving soon. However, if you love the home you live in now and you don’t necessarily want to move, you do have another option: you could stay put in the home you’re comfortable in and put a room addition on your property to increase your square footage. This will allow your family to remain in your home without feeling too cramped in it. Here are a few things to keep in mind when adding room additions to a home.
Make sure your property lines will give you enough space for a room addition.
Does your home sit on a large lot with plenty of open space around your house? If so, you shouldn’t have any trouble putting a room addition on to your home. But you might run into issues if your property lines are located too close to your home. They won’t give you much space to work with. It’s best to check your property lines before you even think about adding an addition to your house.
Consider building up instead of out for your room addition.
If you find that building out an addition to your home isn’t possible, you might want to consider building an addition over an existing portion of your house instead. Many homeowners choose to build additions over garages. This provides them with the space they need without making the footprint of their home any larger.
Think about how a room addition will fit with the flow of your home.
Regardless of where you choose to put your room addition, you should design it so that it fits well within the current flow of your home. The last thing you want to do is add a room to your home that’s difficult to access. You also want to steer clear of designing a room that feels like it belongs in a completely different house. Ideally, it should look like it’s been a part of your home all along once it’s finished.
Before you start building a room addition on your home, find a construction company you can trust to get the job done. Brad F. Beller can provide you with a high-quality room addition and help you with every aspect of designing the right room for your home. Call us at 815-455-8051 to get started.