“Why are we having a home addition built? Have you looked at real estate prices lately?” Shawn laughed. “There’s no way I am going through the headache and hassle of trying to buy a house in this market just because we need a little more elbow room!” One of the top reasons people choose to have a home addition built is because they don’t want to move out of their current house. This could very easily be for financial reasons, or because you really love the house you have. Having an addition built transforms the house you have into the home you want.
Another reason people choose to have a home addition built is they need space for a specific purpose. That was the case for Jorge, a personal trainer, and Maria, a day trader. Jorge had a first floor addition built to accommodate a gym space, meeting room and storage area for his small business. Maria’s addition was likewise to accommodate her career, and included several high-tech upgrades that just weren’t possible in her older home.
Home additions are ideal for home businesses, fitness and meditation spaces, art studios, home cinemas, a second kitchen, a private museum, storage for wine or collectibles, a personal library, a salon, the meeting space for your favorite group, or many other things.
Another reason people choose to have a home addition built is to increase the value of their home. This is especially the case for homeowners who have older homes. These homes are traditionally smaller than modern lifestyles prefer. Additions are often added to these older homes to allow for a larger kitchen and dining area, more bedroom space, or family rooms and storage.
There are many other reasons to add an addition to your home, such as creating a beautiful place for your guests to stay or to increase the value of your property.