It’s pretty common to remodel your kitchen for better functionality or renovate an out of date bathroom. But you don’t hear very much about people adding additions to their homes to increase space. Maybe it’s because homes are built closer together these days. But if you have the space to add an extra room or two to your home, here are a few reasons why you should consider this home renovation option.
Avoid Moving Stressors
A lot of homeowners decide to move because their space is too small. However, moving isn’t always the answer, and it could potentially cost just as much as a home addition. Moving is expensive. By building an addition, you avoid the cost of realtors, home staging services, home inspections, lawyer fees and other expenses that come with selling a house. This doesn’t even include the cost of physically moving everything you own from one place to another, particularly if you’re moving far away. There’s also the possibility of having to pay a mortgage penalty if your existing one can’t be transferred to your new property.
The hassle behind changing your address is also something to consider. It needs to be changed on all forms of identification, as well as with your bank, revenue agencies regarding taxes and other bills, and with all of your healthcare practitioners.
You bought your current house for one important reason: you loved it. If that hasn’t changed in the months or years that you’ve lived there, then why consider moving? If you and your family are running out of the room but refuse to move, then an addition is the answer you’ve been looking for. It saves you from having to leave a home you love while adding to it to make it even more personal.
It’s Your Design
Whether you want to add a room or an entire floor, like any other home renovation, you’re designing it to best fit your needs and overall aesthetic. Maybe you want an office so you can work in peace, away from the rest of the family. Or perhaps you need an extra room for an unexpected child or two. Whatever the case may be, the choice is up to you.
If you do want to move, but your house is just too small to fit the needs of a modern life, then adding a room or two can help. Home renovations and updates already add value to the property. Going even further by adding square footage and better functionality for potential buyers will allow you to price your house for more. Potential buyers tend to pay more for a house with a lot of space and even more possibilities.
Stressful, But Worth it
It takes a lot of work to successfully add an addition to an existing home, especially if the house has structural problems, to begin with. For a job done right and within legal standards, hiring a professional contractor is worth the money. It may take a while to complete, depending on the size of the project, but it will be worth it to be able to stay in the home you’ve loved for years without sacrificing anything.
At Inspiration Renovation, we specialize in all residential renovations, including bathrooms, kitchens, basements, additions and other home improvements you may need. Located in Calgary, Alberta, call or go online at www.inspiration-renovations.com to request a free quote.