For many families, it is more economical to increase living space in an existing home than to move into a larger one. However, a home addition is a major renovation project, and it is not one to be entered into lightly. Here are four questions you should ask yourself before you begin planning the new space.
1. How Do You Plan To Use the Space?
This is a big consideration when you are planning to increase loving space; it is also one that can seriously impact your final choices. For example, a playroom for young kids, a home office, and a soothing yoga studio will each have its own set of requirements.
2. How Much Is Your Project Budget?
Different types of additions come with very different price tags. I you simply need more space but are on a limited budget, converting a basement or garage might be a better idea than adding to your home. So, before you start shopping for the perfect blinds for sunroom roof privacy screens, consider if that type of renovation is the best fit for your finances.
3. What Is the Project Timeline?
Some home projects can be done in a few days, but a home addition is not one of those. You will need to look at a realistic project timeline and see if that is something you can live with. While you are looking at this, keep in mind that you may need to move out during portions of the project.
4. How Will the Addition Impact Your Home’s Appearance?
While an addition can increase home value, one that doesn’t work with the rest of the home’s appearance can bring values down. That is because it reduces curb appeal, which can have a big impact on home valuations. If you cannot find a style that complements your home’s exterior, you might want to reconsider the project.
When planning your project, be sure to think about how you plan to use the space, your budget, a timeline and how the finished result will impact your home’s appearance.