Add on to Your Home to Meet Your Current Needs
As the seasons’ shift and time pass, your family’s needs may change. This can be exciting and challenging in many ways, but there’s no reason why your home can’t adapt to accommodate the evolving needs of a growing family with the help of professional home addition contractors.
There are many reasons why people may add on to a home, and it may be to serve a want or desire rather than a basic need. Here are some common reasons why people may choose to build a home addition.
Expanding Your Living Space
Maybe you and your family can exist perfectly well in your current cramped living quarters, but wouldn’t it be nice to have some space to spread out? Maybe you could benefit from a larger kitchen or dining space for entertaining guests. Maybe you have frequent houseguests or members of extended family living under your roof who would appreciate the extra privacy afforded by a second master suite. Whatever the problem, a home addition may be able to solve it.
Adding Rental Income
Then again, maybe you don’t intend for your family to use the extra space at all. Perhaps you’d prefer to make some extra income by building a self-contained apartment connected to the house and renting it out to a tenant.
Accommodating a Growing Family
Now that you’ve had kids, the starter home you bought may not be big enough to accommodate a growing family. Or perhaps you only have enough bedrooms if the kids double up. That may be fine when they’re little, but as kids get older, they want their own space. A home addition may be the solution.
Creating a Specialized Hobby Space
Perhaps you want a large room for your new pool table or you’re an artist pining for a south-facing studio with lots of windows to take advantage of the natural light. You may even be a fitness buff looking for a place to house all your exercise equipment and allow you to work out in the privacy of your own home. By building an addition, you can customize the perfect spot in which to pursue your passion, whatever it may be.
Working in a Home Office
Whether you’re a business owner, an independent contractor, or a telecommuter, working from home offers you a lot of advantages. While you can always drag your laptop around and work from a different spot every day, having a dedicated space within your house from which to work may help you to concentrate better. A home office addition may also offer you tax advantages in the form of deductions.
Bringing Your Home into Balance
Your current home may also have a disproportionate number of bedrooms to bathrooms. Adding on to your house to restore the balance can help your family to function more efficiently in the mornings.
Staying in the Place You Love
You may be living in precisely the place you want to be, so why should you have to give that up just to gain some more space? By expanding your home, you may not have to contemplate the stressful prospect of moving.
The Possibilities Are Virtually Endless
When you’re thinking about hiring a contractor for a home addition, look no further than Hamish Murray Construction. Call us at 503-460-7203.