As general contractors in Framingham, MA, we’ve noticed that there are 3 primary reasons people add sunrooms and additions to their home. They all have to do with a need for extra space, and a change in a family’s lifestyle.
Addition Reason #1: More Family Members Under One Roof
Whether it’s a new baby, an adult child moving home, or your parents or in-laws joining your household, more family members living under one roof can create a serious need for more space. Depending on your circumstances, you may want to have your Framingham, MA general contractors build an addition with a separate entrance that can function as a separate set of living quarters, or you may want to have the addition integrated into the general floor plan of the home.
Addition Reason #2: Someone’s Working From Home
If you’ve started your own business, work remotely, or have a consulting business on the side, it’s a good idea to have a distinct work space within your home. Depending on your profession, space may be needed to store and secure equipment, inventory and files; some businesses have specific plumbing or electrical needs that can be integrated into your addition plans.
Addition Reason #3: Retirement
Retirement can result in being around the house a whole lot more – and that’s when you start realizing how small home is, especially considering all of the things you want to do now that you have time to do them. Sunrooms are especially popular for retirees who pursue creative or artistic interests; additions can be tailor built for a specific purpose, such as a fitness studio, home theater, workshop, sewing room or more.
The best home additions are a marriage of form and function – beautiful spaces that accommodate your interests and family’s needs. If there’s no space to build out, consider building up: second and third story additions provide a lot of extra room!