Is your home feeling smaller and smaller every day? Plenty of people feel the walls closing in on them as their family grows in number or as the children get bigger. Your once cozy starter home is now just too small. What do you do if you don’t want to move? The best option is to increase your square footage with an addition.
Not only does a room addition give you the space to spread out, but it’s also an invaluable investment. Along with expanding your available living and storage space, adding rooms with desirable features can increase the value of your home. The first step in planning your home addition is finding inspiration. Below are some home and room addition ideas to inspire you.
Add A Second Story – While this major renovation to a single-story home can be costly (probably around $100K), it adds significant square footage and resale value to your house.
Garage Apartment – Creating a bonus room or an apartment over a garage is a great way to add extra square footage and keep the construction out of your house. This makes for a great space for older children to hang with their friends, a music space for the drummer in your family, or the perfect in-law suite.
Finish The Basement – A finished basement offers tons of usable living space and is ideal as a family room, game room, home theater, home gym, or an extra guest bedroom.
Expand The Bathroom – Bathrooms are typically the smallest room in the house, but they are an area we spend lots of time. Why not consider bathroom remodeling in St. Louis, MO, to make it a relaxing space to start and end your day. Try extending your master bathroom to include space for a soaking tub or dual sinks.
Once you know where you would benefit most from the extra space, it’s time to get started. Contact JM Construction/ JM Kitchen and Bath to discuss creative ways to improve your home and increase your family’s comfort.