If you’re considering an addition to your home, chances are you already love your house and love where you live. Adding an addition is worth the time and the investment to expand your living space to further satisfy your needs. Over the years, and based on countless conversations with clients, we’ve found these are the top five reasons to build a home addition.
Expand the Kitchen Space
Sometimes a simple kitchen renovation just doesn’t cut it, especially in older homes. Older homes have kitchens that were designed for function and were small and efficient spaces not used as a gathering or entertaining space. Meals were served in an adjoining room. We know that is no longer the case.
Modern appliances are larger—think about your refrigerator—and some are new to homes—a wine fridge. Double ovens and double dishwashers are becoming more common in family kitchens, as well.
As more families take to cooking at home, the way we prepare and eat meals has changed and requires a larger space. When your kitchen can’t be reconfigured in its existing space, it’s time to expand. A kitchen addition is the best solution.
Add a Master Suite
A master bedroom, bathroom, and closet addition is an increasingly popular renovation. Combine personal comfort and function into your oasis at home. Common bathroom upgrades include a walk-in shower, heated floor, and spa features. Custom his and hers closets are also an addition we see more and more often.
Some homeowners choose to add a master suite addition to their first floor with the plans of growing into it as they age. Others enjoy the peace and quiet of a second floor retreat away from the commotion of everything happening in the home’s main living space.
Create More Living Space for Your Growing Household
Perhaps you have new children coming into the world. Or grown children moving home. Or your parents are relocating to live with you. Suddenly your spacious living room seems just a little more crowded. A family room or multipurpose room addition is the perfect way to accommodate your growing household. They are a place for your family to spend time and relax together. Additionally, a mudroom or an entryway with closets and built-ins for storage increases personal space for family members and makes the main living areas less cramped.
Add an Entertaining Space
What does your family enjoy doing together? Perhaps you love playing games. In the case, a room with a pool table, dart board, or card table is ideal. On the other hand, you may love watching movies. A home theater is the right solution for your family in this instance. Adding a room where your family can gather together and spend time enjoying each other’s company is ideal for entertaining.
Expand Your Outdoor Space
There’s no better place to be throughout spring, summer, and fall in New Hampshire than enjoying the outdoors. A three-season sunroom can extend your outdoor living time by months and provide another space for your family to enjoy. If extra space is the issue, a year-round sunroom addition can be the solution. While the budget-conscious can opt for a new deck.
Whether you’re seeking a renovation or full-blown addition, contact us today for a free quote. Diamond Hill Builders wants to work with you in Portsmouth, Hampton, Stratham, Exeter, and across the the New Hampshire Seacoast