Regardless of the size of your home currently, adding space is an investment that will give you many returns. Whether you just need more space for your family or are looking at upgrading to sell, room and house additions are always worth looking at. When it comes to these types of renovations, you might be wondering where to even start! We can help.
First things first, you have to decide what you want to add. So let’s talk about a few options.
Above the Garage
In a lot of homes, the garage is attached to your home, but with nothing above it. Use up that space by building above it. Your garage already has a foundation, so in a lot of cases, all you’re going to need is walls and a roof! This is a renovation that gives you additional space without messing up the rest of your home!
In the Basement
Many homes come with an unfinished basement. By finishing it and laying it out how you want, you can gain valuable floor space that is a huge advantage for growing families! “Man-Caves” or rec rooms, or even a second living room are all great uses that can help the value of your home, too!
Adding a bump-out in your kitchen can give you the opportunity to increase the square footage by giving you a walk-in pantry, or a breakfast nook. According to research, kitchen renos like this can run anywhere from 12,000 to 21,000 depending on what yo do, but can recoup up to 93% of the cost if you were to sell!
Similar to the kitchen, a bump-out in your bathroom can allow you to add in the luxury items like a soaker tub, a whirlpool, or dual sinks! A bathroom reno or addon can recoup sometimes over 60% of their cost at resale, meaning that this type of addition is worthwhile!
Adding a mudroom to your home will change the look of your home, but can help change the feel of it as well. A mudroom acts as an isolation chamber of sorts, giving you and your family a buffer between you and the outside world. It can also give you a space for storing outdoor clothing, sports gear, and even your washer and dryer!
So there you have it. Five things to consider when you’re looking into expanding your usable square footage in your home! Have some great ideas? Let LA Homes know! We have the expertise needed to bring your ideas to life!