As your family grows, your home may have have enough space for everyone. At some point, you will have to decide whether you should relocate or invest in new construction. Home additions are a great way to extend your living space without completely rebuilding from the ground up.
The following are why it’s a better option than relocating.
You’re Already In a Good Neighborhood – If you happen to live in a neighborhood that has all the ideal elements – proximity to a good school, short commute to work, neighbors that you get along with – there’s no guarantee that you will have all of them at your new home.
You Need More Space – The main reason for home additions is extending your living space. Maybe the kids have outgrown their shared room, so perhaps it’s time to get that second (or third) story built. Or, perhaps there’s not enough room in that sedan for family trips, so getting a bigger vehicle – and, therefore, a bigger garage – is essential.
Your Family Chooses to Stay Home – Children choosing to stay home after they turn 18 is not as bad as it once sounded. As of 2013, almost 40% of young adults live at home with their parents, and the numbers have been trending upward ever since. Pooled monthly expenses are one of the main reasons, giving more latitude for home improvements, such as siding replacement. More parents are also choosing to age in place or be cared for by their children instead of living in communities. A detached addition can give your children or elderly relatives the privacy and independence they need without necessarily distancing themselves physically.
You Need to Spread Out Your Existing Living Spaces – The additional space also lets you spread out some of the furniture across other rooms. Home additions like a new deck make a great place for relaxation and enjoying some fresh air while extending your kids’ play space. A new bathroom also makes everything more convenient by not having to argue every morning on who gets to use the bathroom first.
To learn more about home additions or what we can do for your roof, gutters and siding, call Thompson Roofing and Construction today at (256) 251-5566. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve many areas in and near Huntsville, AL.