When does having an addition built make sense for the Framingham home owner? Answering that question means considering at least 3 factors. If you find yourself saying YES! to one or more of these questions, it might be time to start planning your home addition.
1) Are you planning on staying in the home you’re in for a significant amount of time?
A home addition is an investment in your future happiness. If you’re going to be in the home long enough to truly enjoy the benefits of having extra space – generally five years or more – then it makes sense to move forward with plans for an addition. However, if you’re planning to sell your home soon, an addition could still make sense: an attractive, well-built addition that adds to the comfort and beauty of the home can increase buyers’ offers.
2) Does your family need more space to live comfortably?
Opinions vary wildly on how much space people need to live comfortably – tiny houses have their fans, but so do great big mansions! – but when there’s not enough space, everyone agrees that something has to change. The most popular additions are master bedroom additions, second story additions for children’s bedrooms, and first floor additions. Some additions are built specifically as storage spaces – better storage means more living space for the family!
3) You want to boost your home’s value and curb appeal.
The best home additions complement your home’s appearance and appear to be integral to your home’s design. Visual coherence boosts home value and curb appeal. These are important considerations when you know your future plans include relocating – something many couples do after their children have grown. Real estate trends come and go, but spacious, well-built homes always find appreciative buyers.
Deciding to have a home addition built is the first step in the process of enjoying your home more.