Popular Home Additions
Make your home addition one that works for your home and the flow of your life. Photo Credit: Jeremy Levine Design
It has to be a small percentage of American homeowners that
couldn’t do with a little more space—a new and better bathroom or master
bedroom and even a new and better lifestyle. Home additions provide a
chance to customize your home as well, a chance to create a personalized piece
of that ultimate dream home.
Home additions are doubly attractive for growing families
who absolutely must add new space but cannot deal with the hassle and expense
of purchasing a new home. In addition to the personal appeal of home expansion,
home additions add value, function, and all-important comfort.
The Master-ful Bedroom
As much as multiplying kids are the reason for many home
additions, it is often the parents that get to enjoy the new space. What better
way to enjoy new space than with a new master bedroom, complete
with master bath?
The fact is that parents with growing families need at least a corner of
intimate luxury more than ever. Common upgrades include separate jacuzzi
bathtubs, custom vanities, walk-in closets, and more.
The Studious Den
Dens, studies and home offices
are also quite popular. They offer a place for homeowners to make money from
home or a haven for enjoying their intellectual side. They can also be a great
spot for visiting with guests, displaying (or finally reading) a personal
library, or writing that long-delayed novel. Many dens have large wood windows,
offering classic appeal and an inspiring view.
To Dine is to Live
Often the need for a home addition lies in the need for more
living space, or just space for the new dining room table. Increasing the size
of the living
or dining room can vastly increase the home’s comfort level. It equals more
room for friends and family and the opportunity to incorporate many new
features: a fireplace
a new home
theatre system, or floor-to-ceiling windows for more natural light, not to
mention free passive solar heating.
Expanding living rooms are also great excuses to put in a sliding glass or French
door leading out to a new deck
A Second Story
Yet another popular home addition is the second story. It
adds more square footage to the house without taking any away from the
landscape. In some cases, homeowners choose an attached garage with a second
story room above (i.e., a new master bedroom). These are especially popular in
urban areas where space to build out is lacking.
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