Building a family room addition
If your home has become a bit tight but you’re not willing to sell it and move away, building a family addition could be the right choice. A lot of houses have hidden potential and an additional room is exactly what will make them more enjoyable and comfortable to live in and entertain, not only adding to their square footage but also to the overall value of your home.
The right type of addition will provide you with extra space for quality family time and friend entertainment and it will boost your home’s fun and comfort. Before you rush into the project, here are several family room additions to consider
One of the most common options homeowners choose to enlarge their interior is by adding a bump-out room. It usually adds about 50 square meters to the existing space which makes it perfect for getting bulkier furniture, larger entertainment centre and creating more room for fun with family and friends.
This is not the cheapest addition you can do but it’s probably the most affordable and convenient. Since the final square footage isn’t that big, the renovation price won’t break the bank.
Sun rooms are an amazing way to add more living space, functionality and value to your home. They are the most cost-effective home improvement project as they have more to offer than a traditional addition, with their openness, visibility and versatility. They’re a great space for tea and chatting with friends, as kids’ playroom or a family meal.
However, you need to ensure they are properly built as in the past, sun rooms were often damp and cold in the winter and way too hot in the summer. Fortunately, this can be avoided today with the use of high-quality insulation and prefabricated steel frames that can be ordered in all sizes and types to fit your vision. They are quickly and easily installed and in combination with proper thermal-resistant glass, ventilation and lighting, you’ll have a great space for all seasons.
Another practical way to increase the square footage of your home is to remodel and repurpose the basement. It’s quite affordable as you’re not really doing any additional construction so there’s no need for new foundation, walls or roofing.
However, there’s still work to be done in order to make the space healthy, safe and liveable. For instance, you need to ensure there is no mould. Insulation plays a major role in the overall comfort, both thermally and acoustically. And finally, you’ll need to buy furniture to set up the room the way you like it.
Remodelling the garage can be another great way to add extra living space to your home. As it was not originally meant to be a living space, you need to take care of the insulation first in order to have it properly thermally and acoustically insulated.
Next are the flooring and the garage door. Most practical flooring solution is a durable material that is low maintenance, such as polished concrete or tiles. As for the door, some people choose to leave it as is since it allows the space to be completely open in summer which helps in cooling it down and creating the atmosphere.
A well-designed home extension is a great way to provide more quality space for your family and to add to the value of your home. Hopefully, tips listed here will give you the right idea how to get started!