When you first bought your house, you might not have strategically planned for having kids. Initially, your decision might have been based on practicality and getting a starter home. Or you simply chose a smaller home because you didn’t need any extra room, but now things have changed. You need to make room for the kids, and this often involves a room addition.
Before you get started, you need to think about why you are no longer happy with the current home you are in? Is it that you don’t have enough room? Are you lacking specific amenities? By answering these questions, you will then be able to decide whether or not if a room addition is a right strategy for your family.
Sometimes selling isn’t the best option
When you outgrow the space you have in your home, the first thought may be to hire an agent and put a sign in the yard. However, under certain circumstances, this is not always the best choice. Particularly in today’s volatile real estate market, home prices are on the rise. It could take a while for you to sell your house and find another one that you absolutely love. It may not be in your budget and you may not want to deal with the hassle of having to pack up all of your belongings and move. There’s no reason for you to have to sell your home. Particularly if you love your home and the neighborhood you live in, you should be able to stay in your home. A home addition will allow you to simply have more space while keeping the same address. There may be a lot of endearing qualities within the neighborhood you chose. Whether you have lived there in your entire life or have just moved, you may see yourself raising a family here. This is all the more reason to use a room addition to make room for kids as opposed to selling your home.
Do I have enough space?
Making room for the kids can be a challenge. Particularly within the current floor layout, there may not be enough space to get creative with. You want your kids to have an ample amount of room they need in order to be able to play, to relax, and to have some personal space. Even if you do opt for the kids on sharing a room, at some point, you need to make sure that the shared space is adequate as well. If you don’t have the room in the design of your current floor plan, you need to think about ways to get it.
While you may be able to do some more remodeling, there may be the need to create more functional space. While you are creating the space, you may also want to create other alternative rooms – such as a home office man cave, or even a larger dining room in order to accommodate your blooming family. When you are going to schedule a room addition, you need to be pragmatic about the amount of space that you actually need. There’s nothing more frustrating than having to add additional space once you have already gone through a room addition in previous years. It’s best to give yourself more space. Children tend to spread out, so you may want to consider providing them with a playroom in addition to a bedroom. You may also consider whether you need just one extra bedroom or if you need multiple – if you are planning on having several more children. This is not a decision you should make overnight, and therefore you need to truly take the opportunity to sit down and do some groundwork and planning. The more you know about your future, the easier it will be to create more space for kids.
Benefits of a Room Addition
A room addition can provide you with as much space as you need. Depending upon your home, the amount of space you require, as well as your lot size, there are several options available to you. You can choose to build up or out. When it comes to expanding your home, you have to take a look at your current floor plan and decide where you want your additions to be. If you have a second floor already on your home, you may want to add a third. If your land plot allows, you may also want to spread out. Important decisions have to be made because you have kids. If you eliminate too much of your land in order to expand, you may not have a backyard for them to play in. This eliminates such things as a playground, a swimming pool, or anything else you may want to have for the kids to enjoy as they get older. There are options to go out and about, as well. This will allow you to expand upon your current home layout in ways that work best for you, your growing family, and your budget.
In the end, you have to look at a room addition, similar to how you would look at purchasing a new home. If you could expand any area in your home, where would it be? It may not be limited to one room. Although you need another bedroom or two for kids, you may also want a larger kitchen, a large playroom, a larger dining room, and even another bathroom or two. This creates a large project but maybe what’s ultimately best for you. It will ensure that you get to keep the home that you love and make room for all of the new family additions.
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