Home Addition Ideas for Your New Space
A home addition can provide a variety of benefits and useful advantages, and can also (in many cases) increase a home’s property value or give it a better chance of selling quickly.
You have a wide range of options when it comes to home additions. The ones that are best for you will depend on a number of factors, such as your budget, total lot space and your long-term plans for the property. Some common types of home additions include:
Master bedroom/suite: A small master bedroom can be a turnoff to potential buyers. If you aren’t planning to sell, a cramped bedroom can make you feel too crowded in the space. Opening up the master bedroom can make the home more owner-friendly. If the master bedroom doesn’t currently have its own bath, adding one or other features (like a dressing room or walk-in closet) can let you create an enviable deluxe master suite.
Garage addition/expansion: If your property doesn’t currently have a garage, adding one can offer a lot of convenience, as a place to safely park your vehicle out of the elements. It can also serve as a storage area. If you already have a garage, expanded it into a larger area is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to add storage or parking space. Since garage structures generally don’t require many of the features and construction elements that living space does, this addition will have a lower construction cost per square foot.
Home office: this can go either way, as far as recouping the cost to create this space. While some buyers will love a home office, others won’t and may not be willing to pay extra for it. Your best bet is to keep it minimal and present it in a way that it can easily be converted into a bedroom or other type of space. If you plan to stay in the home, an office may allow you to start or maintain your own business, creating additional income that can help the addition pay for itself. (Plus, you may also qualify for the home office deduction at tax time.)
When you need a reliable contractor to handle your home addition in Arizona, contact RW Remodeling.