4 Unique Types of Home Additions
Need some more space at home? Moving isn’t the only option to consider. Rather than having to endure the grueling moving process, you can create the space you need with a home addition. This is often a faster, easier, and less expensive option than having to pack up and relocate your entire life to somewhere else. Whether it’s a sunroom, home office, rental unit or something else you’ve been dreaming of, we’ve compiled a few of our top unique types of home additions that could be possible for your home. So, you can stay put and create a functional space that works for you and your lifestyle needs.
All Seasons Sunroom
Our prolonged winter season here in Canada means that many of us are cooped up inside for several months of the year. Instead of longing for the summer weather to return, why not enjoy the outdoors all year from the comfort of your home? With such a long period of time spent inside, more homeowners are opting for a home addition that they can use throughout the entire year, no matter what the weather is like outside. With a heated, comfortable panoramic view of the outdoors, you can enjoy sipping your morning coffee while embracing the beautiful outdoor scenery around you. It’s an ideal addition for those in Northern climates that don’t get a whole lot of sunshine or time to enjoy the warmer months. Though sunrooms have gotten a bit of a bad rep in past for being drafty and cold, today’s designs are much more energy-efficient and better insulated to ensure the temperature is just right. It’s the best way to appreciate the outdoors even in the winter.
Room Over Garage
Another popular home addition we’re seeing more often is installing a room over the garage. As more homeowners look for ways to utilize their property to the fullest, that extra space above the garage is gaining more attention. Since most already include the basics like wiring, they generally don’t need much more than some additional insulation, drywall, new flooring, paint, and furniture. Use it as a home office so you can have quiet space to concentrate. Rent it out for additional income every month. Keep it for your in-laws when they come to visit. House your aging parent so you can take care of them or create it for your eldest child when they come back from college. The options are endless.
Did your kitchen feel too cramped and crowded when you were hosting Christmas this past year? Or does it just feel like it’s lacking on space to accommodate your needs? If so, a kitchen addition might be a good option to consider. By extending an exterior wall or incorporating an adjacent room into the design, you can create the additional square footage to function as you need. This is often referred to as a ‘bump out’ which is a milder version of addition. It extends the interior that you already have, including the floor, walls, and roof. You can create space for more storage and cupboards, a breakfast nook, expand the dining area or you could even take down a few walls for an open concept layout. This can also bring in more natural light for darker interiors. No matter what you decide to do, remember that the kitchen is the most valuable area of the home. So, it’s a worthy project that will yield a good return on your investment. In other words, you can’t go wrong when it comes to improving this area of the home.
Family Room Addition
Do you have a new baby on the way or just need more space for your growing family? When this happens, many of us jump to the conclusion that we need to move and relocate our entire life. But there’s another option that can help you eliminate that entire hassle and expensive process. Having a family room addition installed can save you so much time, aggravation, and even money. If you love your home and neighbourhood and dread the thought of having to move, it’s a practical solution to give some serious thought to. You can never go wrong with additional space, even once the kids eventually move out on their own. Forget about the hassle of moving! Create the space you need instead with the help of our expert team at the Renosgroup. We’ve been helping homeowners design their dream interiors for years, and we can help you too. To get in touch to schedule renovations, you can fill out an online form or give us a call at (613) 727-9427.