Many people move into houses with the expectation they will change certain features eventually. Over time, some homeowners realize they need to build entirely new rooms to accommodate. Growing families will benefit greatly from an extra room. However, home additions are extensive endeavors. You need to be prepared even if the room is going to be relatively small. Whether you want to build onto the kitchen, dining room, living room or a bedroom, keep these points in mind.
Consider the Advantages of a Bay
You do not need to do a lot to a room to make an impact. A bay makes for a wonderful focal point while adding a lot of natural light. Bays also allow you to put in more seating. You can include some storage space under the seating, and suddenly, you have much more room to benefit from. Bays provide cozy niche areas that open a room, so you can bring more guests in.
Utilize a Large, Overhanging Roof
Many houses have roofs that extend far beyond the exterior walls. If you already have this in place, then it becomes much easier to create a new addition. For homeowners without overhanging roofs, you will need to build a roof to accommodate the new structure. This will add to the final cost, so make sure to keep track of how much you are spending for everything.
Try “Borrowing” Space
You may want to enlarge a certain room. Instead of building outward, you should try utilizing the space you already have differently. For example, you may want a larger bedroom and do not mind having a smaller bathroom. You can take a couple feet from the bathroom to build onto the bedroom. It may not seem like much, but it can make a big difference.
Always hire professionals when you want to build home additions. You need to talk with your contractor to make sure what you want is feasible and advisable.