For many families, adding on is often preferable to buying a bigger house in another location, where you have to worry about selling your home, purchasing another, schools, commuting distance, the neighborhood, and proximity to medical facilities and other conveniences.
Room additions are not only a practical solution to a growing family’s home space needs, they are also a great way to increase the overall value of a home. If you’re already sold on getting a room addition, congratulations! You’re a step closer towards enjoying one of the most fruitful investments you’ll make on your home. However, to ensure that, there are a few considerations you have to take note of. To get you started, ask yourself the following questions:
Decide carefully where you want to place your new room, factoring in how it will affect the rest of your home. You can talk to an architect for ideas.
Do you want direct access to a patio or garden, or is privacy most important? Your room addition should address this.
Do you want to take advantage of daylighting? Your interest in harnessing natural light will aid in choosing windows for your room addition. Keep in mind too that windows will affect both the room’s indoor and outdoor appearance.
If you have a stunning view outdoors, make sure you make the most of it by orienting the room to make the view a focal point.
A high ceiling can make a small room look bigger. You can also opt to have varying finishes in your ceiling for a more appealing space.
The room’s function and your preferences will guide what kind of lighting fixtures you select. Don’t forget that your windows will affect lighting needs too.
Aside from being prepared, a successful room addition is about knowing what to avoid. In the next part, we’ll be talking about common mistakes homeowners make during room addition projects.