Building a house addition opens all sorts of opportunities for more space and ways to use the family home, but getting more space in a home doesn't necessarily mean punching out a wall and building outward. Increasing the amount of square footage in a home might involve removing interior walls, building upward instead of outward, or converting existing spaces into other types of rooms.
For example, a family may choose to convert the garage into a family room, extra bedroom suite, or other varied use space if they don't regularly use the garage to house vehicles, or they may decide to remove a long wall in the living room that separates that room from the rest of the house.
Sometimes, all it takes is the illusion of more space to make it seem like there is, actually, more space. In other homes, adding a physical room onto the house or transforming the attic into a useable room may offer the best solution for getting more space in a home addition.
Here are a few ideas to get you started in getting more space in your home.
Go Big With a Second Story
If you're restricted by the size of your property and can't build outward, your best bet might be to build upward. A second story on a house is one of the most impressive options you have to increase the size of your home, but it can also come with a pretty big price tag.
According to Extra Space...
"One of the biggest home addition projects is adding a second story. While this major addition can cost anywhere between $90,000 - $200,000, it does add significant square footage and resale value to your home. Work with a builder or architect to make sure your home’s structure and foundation can handle the additional weight!"
Your community may have some rules regarding the maximum allowable height of residential homes, and you'll be able to find out whether your dream home is in reach by speaking with your home contractor.
Convert a Room in Your Home
A room can serve multiple purposes over its life span, and it may begin its existence as a garage and eventually become an extra bedroom or a guest suite in your home. It's not uncommon for families today to fill their garages with extra stuff and boxes to the point where it's not even possible to use the space as it as intended, to store vehicles.
On the usefulness of getting more space in a home through a garage conversion, Home Advisor reveals:
"...the family may at one certain time face the need of having an additional room for some particular purpose, a room that just cannot be fitted anywhere in the main house. It may be a guest room, a children’s playground, a home office, a family gym, or a quiet retreat. In any case, converting the garage for such purposes would be a very smart idea."
Modifying the room's original purpose may help increase the usable space within the home, as well as inspire the family to get rid of some of the unneeded items that have sat unused in the garage for years.
Get More Space in a Home Addition with Hanaray Construction
With a home addition, conversion of a room, or modification of your home's layout, you can enjoy more space in your house with help from Hanaray Construction. Are you searching for a home remodeling contractor in the Greater San Jose area? Are you thinking about putting an addition on your home?
Hanaray Construction now offers Financing Options for our customers! Our family-owned and operated remodeling business can help you take your home renovation project from concept to completion. Contact us today to schedule a Free Consultation.