Your home should be the place where you are the most comfortable. If it feels as though the walls are closing in because you lack space, it might be time to do some creative thinking. Home additions are the perfect way to create the space you lack. There are many creative ways to add space within your home without putting a huge dent in your budget.
Think outside the box
Sometimes the perfect way to create additional space is to look outside. Screen porches, decks and patios are a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors while providing more livable space. Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms provide a peaceful sanctuary to relax and unwind after a busy day while enjoying all that mother nature has to offer. In addition, simple solutions like installing a fabric canopy can provide protection from the elements for little cost.
Do you have extra space outside your home to add to the footprint of your current living space? Perhaps now is the time to build an addition. This is the best way to add year-round living space to your home. First, determine how you want to use the space. Perhaps you have been longing for a master suite, or maybe you want to install a sunroom or even an extension to your current living room or dining area.
Work with an architect or qualified home improvement contractor to determine the best design options. The contractor can also give you a cost estimate for building and labor expenses and can get the process underway by determining and zoning requirements and pulling all necessary building permits.
Finish up inside
Do you have a basement that would work perfectly as a man cave? Or perhaps you have an unfinished attic space that would be perfect for your dream master suite. Is your garage space unutilized? It might make a great family room addition. Using indoor space can be far more cost effective than building existing square footage; however, it does require careful consideration with regard to load bearing walls, electrical, plumbing and other features. It is important to work with a contractor who is experienced in interior remodeling projects to ensure that your job is finished to the current building codes.
JD Coussens Inc has been providing quality design and construction since 1990. Contact us today to start planning your dream addition.