Are you considering Houston room additions? Whether you’ve just bought a new house or you have been living there for a while, a little extra space is always appreciated. There are so many easy ways to add more space to your home, but do they always add value to your real estate?
At Everhart Construction, we help you add not only more space to your home, but also add value to your real estate. Once you call us, our experts visit your home to understand all your little needs. We deliver room addition designs that are custom tailored to serve your purpose.
Here are 5 ways you can add more space to your home:
1. Reinvent & Remodel
The fastest way to add value to renovation your home with the intent to create functional space. Remodeling makes even a small home feel roomier. It doesn’t have to be a full house renovation. You can take on the following smaller projects to add a little more space and a whole lot of value.
Remove an internal wall to create an open plan kitchen and dining. Put up a new wall to convert the space under the stairs into an extra toilet. Convert the master bedroom into an en suite bathroom. Expand the kitchen by reducing the size of the pantry or converting the storage room.
Adding a convenient bathroom on the first floor and remodeling kitchen can add exponential value to your real estate. Remodeling either of these will boost the return on your investment by at least 60 percent.
2. Room Addition
Additions are valuable when you want more space but have limited square footage. You can build up or build down (basement). You can build an attached or detached extension. Room additions are simply the best way to add space to your home.
But don’t just add a room. Think about what purpose you need it for. Assess whether it’s really necessary. Adding a room is like building a mini house on its own. You go through the entire process of a building a house right from hiring an architect, to selecting materials, to completing the construction.
An extra bedroom is one of the room additions that has a high ROI. A completely new room is added to the property. Having a spare bedroom allows you to stay in the same
3 .Bump Out
A bump out is a less invasive way to add a little square footage to your home. Think of it as a means to enhance an already existing space or room. These small expansions add useable living space to a room and is a great solution for any family looking to expand their home, but not wanting to spend a fortune.
For example, you can create a mudroom at the entry way. Add a little elbow room to make the dining room more comfortable. Put in a bathtub for a leisurely bath. Or create more space for socializing and family time by adding a few extra feet to the living area. Further, you can expand the kitchen or could even add a kitchen island.
A bump out is an excellent way to add a little more space in one area of the home.
4. Converting an Existing Space
Converting an existing room is perhaps the easiest way to remodel your home. Not only does it give you the space you need, but it’s also a great way to make better use of a room you already have.
Our remodeling contractors convert existing rooms and enhance the architectural support to withstand the movement and construction. Are you considering conversion? Here are a few ideas from our experienced team at Everhart Construction.
Finish the Basement
Why waste the empty space under your home? Remodel your basement to create a functional family room, a game room, a bigger utility room, a guest bedroom, or even a home gym.
Convert the Attic
Create a hidden playroom and give the kids an indoor tree house experience. Make it your cozy reading area with little bookshelves under the eaves. Convert it into a spare bedroom. The sky’s the limit!
Convert the Garage
Turn your garage into a studio for some extra rental income. Add some windows and convert it into a home office. Caution: Garage conversions usually lower the resale value of your home. Let’s be honest: Most garages are packed floor–to-ceiling with sporting equipment, gardening tools, kids’ toys, and more and one of the most important features of a home.
5. Build Vertically
The alternative to converting a garage is to build on top of it. Raise the roof. Add a floor vertically. Build up with a first or second floor addition. In fact, a properly constructed second story addition with a master suite and an upstairs bathroom can add tremendous value to your home.
It is the preferred option in the more urban areas. Vertical additions are an effective way to make efficient use of small pieces of land. our knowledgeable architect or contractor will be able to help you assess your home and draw up a plan for a second story additionoue.