When you need more space or want your home to better suit your needs, a home addition may be the answer. Many Metrowest families are planning a home addition project in 2018. With that in mind, we thought we’d share what Realtor.com and other real estate experts have to say about home additions:
Don’t Be Afraid to Indulge Yourself: Custom woodworking and architectural design elements are always popular, but many homeowners shy away from anything too unique as they’re afraid it will detract from the home’s value. To the contrary, woodworking and architectural elements, if well built and tasteful, have been found to improve a home’s value and the level of homeowner enjoyment. Beautiful spaces add value to our lives in many ways.
Live for Today, Plan for Tomorrow: Deciding what type of home addition you want should include a consideration of what family members will be using that space the most. If you need additional living space for your parents or anyone who has mobility issues, a first floor addition may make more sense than building up. Have adult children living at home who really need their privacy? Finishing the basement – which can be easily soundproofed – may be the right way to go.
Choose Design That Compliments Your Home: One of the nicest things a home addition builder in Framingham can hear is the fact that the new addition looks like it’s always been there. Great addition design compliments and enhances the original appearance of the home. You’ll need to work with an experienced, skilled builder. Ask to see examples of other home addition projects they’ve worked on. Drive around the neighborhood and check the places out for yourself. Do the additions appear to be original to the house? Quality craftsmanship shows, even from a distance. Accept nothing less than the best for your home.