Home additions have always been a great, cost effective way to correct a home's shortcomings: expanding a crowded kitchen, increasing the number of bedrooms or bathrooms to what's currently needed, creating a home office, or enlarging a den. Now, however, more and more homeowners are adding on to homes that already seem to have everything.
Can today’s playroom become tomorrow’s master suite? Can a home office become a private suite for in-laws? Yes, with a “think ahead" approach that can double the value of home additions. Home additions are a great way to enjoy the extra room you need today. But with a “think ahead” addition, you also enjoy living
So, you're in need of some additional space – a little extra room because maybe the family is growing, children or parents are moving back home, or you've started a home-based business. There are thousands of other reasons why your existing house just may not be big enough. Moving to a larger home is one
A few weeks back, we did a three-part blog series on planning and getting started with a home addition (check them out here: [Part One: Researching & Setting a Budget]; [Part Two: Questions to Ask Before Moving Forward]; and [Part Three: Finding the Right Contractor]). Once you have your budget set, your questions answered and
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, multi-generational households have become more and more prevalent in the United States, having risen nearly 30% between 2000 and 2010. Things such as lost retirement nest eggs, longer lifespans, and the cost of assisted living have all contributed to this rise in shared-living. In a recent AARP survey of
Last week, we talked about the questions to consider when planning and executing a home addition – questions like added value, zoning issues, aesthetics and choosing a contractor. Now that you have a clear goal in mind, a budget set and your most of your questions have been answered, it's to address the last one