It seems many people want more space in their homes but are not willing to move out of their current space. If this sounds like you, consider adding more square footage to your current home with a home addition. Depending on the lot size your home sits on, you can expand with an outward addition, or expand upwards with a second story addition. Expanding your home with a first floor addition can create space for the kitchen of your dreams, a great-room for family gatherings, or an easily accessible mother-in-law suite. A second story addition can create space for a soothing master suite, extra bedrooms for a growing family, or an added space for a game room. A home addition can take on any shape or need you can dream up, but there are some things to consider when thinking about a home addition.
Think about the neighborhood you currently live in, and the style of homes in the area. If the home addition you have in mind will be double the size of all the other homes in your neighborhood, then you might consider rethinking your plan. A home addition can significantly increase the value of your home, but you want to be aware of the range of home values in your area so you are careful not to price your home out of the area you live in. Because a home addition can be a large undertaking, you want to make sure you have the proper professionals on your team. Make sure you research professionals in your area to find the best fit for you and your home addition.