Your home is one of your most important investments. You want a home that will retain value and even increase in value over time. One way to help make your house a better fit for your needs, and how add more equity is with the right kind of additions. A well thought out addition is one that is incorporated into your house completely and fulfills a need any homeowner might have.
Finishing the Attic
At attic is a romantic place. It’s also one of the easiest spaces to expand and find new space in your home. The infrastructure is already there for any new room you have in mind. Working with a good contractor can help figure out how to expand the attic properly and create an additional bedroom or even a play space for your kids or office space for your home business. The attic can also be used as a retreat for a teenager or as an extra bedroom for visiting guests.
Garages help protect cars from outside elements and can help both your home and your car’s value. Consider adding a garage that has enough space for at least two cars because many households now have that many, if not more. You can also use the space over the garage for an extra room addition to your home once the garage is completed. This is one area where you also want to make sure you have the best possible security. Home security systems can add an extra level of protection and allow you to feel safer even when you’re pulling the driveway late at night. A good home alarm system can also be a good addition to include that many potential buyers would want to see.
One of the most popular kinds of additions to any home is a full bath. Buyers love a house with multiple bathrooms. This can be particularly useful if you only have one full bath in your home. Your full bath should include a sink, toilet, and a shower or bathtub. Another option is expanding a half bath. Adding a shower or bath to a half bath can greatly increase the functionality of your home as well as increasing the ultimate resale value.
A well thought out addition can accomplish many important goals a homeowner may have. The addition can increase the space in your home, make it more usable, and add value once you put your home on the market. Careful attention to the specifics is the key in making your addition worth the overall cost.