Does this sound like you? You love your home and have no desire to move, but it’s not exactly perfect. Maybe you don’t consider it your “dream home”. Maybe it doesn’t have enough space. There are things you wish you could change to make it exactly what you want.
The good news is you don’t have to put your home on the market and find something new to get what you envision. That’s the beauty of the home addition — it allows you to add what you want or need to your current home without the high price tag (and stress) of buying a new home.
What should you consider for your modern home addition? Here are the popular trends we’ve been seeing:
Addition with Glass Walls
If you like modern, airy, and bright rooms, an addition with floor to ceiling windows is the perfect option. The space can be any type of room you need, such as a living room, dining room, office, or even a playroom for the kids. But those glass walls will bring in tons of natural light and add a contemporary feel to your home — if that’s what you’re going for. It’s sure to brighten up the space and impress guests.
Do you love your kitchen, but wish you could expand it? An addition is a great choice to make it more roomy and provide space for additional storage. The kitchen is often one of the most-used rooms in the house and a focal point for family gatherings or get-togethers with friends. By expanding it with an addition, you’ll have more room for cooking, gathering, and cleaning up. That means less bumping elbows and more good times.
Second Story Addition
If your one-story home doesn’t have the space you want, adding a second floor might make sense. Even though this type of addition is more complex than other types, it can double your square footage, give you a restful new master suite, or even give the kids a space of their own. It can add a ton of value to your home, or simply give you the space you need to stay in the neighborhood or school district you love.
According to the Remodeling report, a bathroom addition brings a 53 percent return on investment (ROI), on average. It’s one of the smartest additions you can add to your home in terms of ROI. This is especially true if your current residence has fewer bathrooms than other comparable homes in your neighborhood, or an unfavorable ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms.
Does your existing master bedroom share a bathroom with the other bedrooms? Adding a master suite that includes a large master bathroom and walk-in closet is not only a functional and smart choice for day-to-day living, it’s a good investment. This type of addition brings, on average, a 63 percent return. The financial aspect is great — now think of the relaxing haven you can create for yourself in a home you already love. Are you convinced?
Enclosed Porch or Sunroom
Do you love the outdoors, but want to be protected from the elements while you enjoy it? An enclosed porch, three season room, or sunroom might be good additions to consider. These spaces often feature floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, bringing in tons of natural light and sunshine. They’re also a great way to add extra space to your home, especially if you want an additional area to relax and unwind.
No matter which type of modern home addition you’re considering, it’s sure to bring your residence one step closer to “dream home” status. And the best part? You don’t have to pack boxes, rent a moving van, pay closing costs, or fork out money to build an entirely new house. You simply improve what you already have.
Remodels, Renovations, and Additions in Columbus, Ohio
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