“I was just sick and tired of sharing our bedroom with Nick’s business,” Tara said. “He had the dresser pushed up into the corner of the room so he could get a desk and chair in there. It made sense to keep his work stuff away from the kids – believe me, they are more than capable of spilling juice all over his laptop, they’ve done it before! – but he’s a night owl and I am not. After a long day at the hospital, I want to just close my eyes and go to sleep. He’s really good about being as quiet as he can, but papers rustle, there’s the light from the computer, his phone goes off. We needed a different solution.”
“My first idea was to convert the basement into a home office,” Nick said. “The kids never go down there, and it’s really private. But we started looking into it, and the costs of moving the furnace and addressing the dampness issue down there were pretty high.”
“We could have a first floor addition put on for the same money,” Tara explained. “A nice, big master bedroom addition, with two walk in closets and a bathroom.” She laughed. “That was the easiest decision we ever made!”
Needing more space is the number one reason homeowners in Framingham are having master bedroom additions built. Some couples find it’s challenging or painful to access an upstairs bedroom on a regular basis, while other homeowners want to reward themselves with an upgrade to the room they sleep in every night.
“I hadn’t realized how much more relaxing the new bedroom would be,” Tara said. “Our contractors did an exceptional job making the master bedroom addition look like it had always been there. It’s warm and comfortable and quiet. Now Nick has our old bedroom for his office – we’ve put in some filing cabinets and bookshelves for him, and had some storage built in – and everyone is happy!”