Sometimes a home that worked for your family at first becomes cramped. Before you know it, you’ve had three more children and bought a second pet, and no one has the space they need for private relaxation and reflection. If that’s what’s happened to you, you might be tempted to move out. Who could blame you? But wait, there’s a less complicated way to get more space without the hassle of moving. Consider adding a room addition (or multiple room additions!) instead. Here are six room addition ideas to expand your home:
Living Room Additions
A spacious living room is a must for any family, especially one with small children. A living room addition gives you a lot of versatility. You could add extra storage space through built-in bookshelves, set up a play area, add a reading nook, whatever suits your and your family’s needs the best.
Mudroom additions are an excellent way to keep the rest of your home clean and uncluttered. Mudrooms act as an alternate entrance to your home, which can be used after getting wet or dirty to prevent a mess in the main living area. Some key elements you’ll want to add to your mudroom addition are shoe cubbies, a bench, a sink for washing up, and durable, non-porous flooring. You can also add coat hooks, storage bins, etc. Customize your mudroom addition for your family’s specific needs.
A sunroom is another great room addition idea. The benefits of sunrooms are two-fold: You get extra space to spend time with your family and entertain guests, and you get to enjoy nature views year-round from the comfort of your home. If a sunroom isn’t in your budget, you could also consider enclosing your porch.
This is a great room addition idea for big families. If your children are currently sharing a bedroom, adding an extra one can help everyone get their own private space. Adding an extra bedroom also gives your children a chance to exercise their creativity as they choose the design, paint color, and decorations for their new room.
Bathroom additions offer one of the highest returns on investment. This is a highly-customizable and practical room addition idea. Plus, who doesn’t need an extra bathroom? It’s always useful to have more than one when guests visit or children grow into teenagers and start hogging the space.
Other than bathrooms, kitchen remodels and additions offer the highest return on investment. You could expand your current kitchen or add a second one. If your kitchen is big enough, you could add a small dining room and work area to maximize the space.
Costs of Room Additions
The costs of room additions vary greatly for homeowners. That’s because everyone has different space and design needs. For instance, those who invest in top-quality material and fixtures will naturally pay more than those who opt for a lower budget. On average, however, you can expect to pay between $22,500 and $74,000 for a new room addition.
One way to save money is by adding multiple room additions at once. When you order materials in bulk, it’s less expensive. Thus, you’re getting more space for a cheaper price. That’s a double benefit right there. More space and cheaper prices? It doesn’t get much better than that.
Contact E & L Star Construction Today!
The team at E & L Star Construction is here to help you with your room addition. Our talented team of designers, contractors, and specialists keeps up to date with industry standards and trends, and we’ll be able to get your job done quickly and well. Contact us today and get your breathing space back!