We posted a blog a few months ago on the Types of Home Additions and briefly described some of them, which included room additions. This blog goes into more detail on the types of room additions and reasons you may want to consider them.
When we refer to a room addition, it could mean any type of new room added into or onto the home interior. Types of room additions can include any of the following or a combination thereof:
- Great room
- Family room
- Dining room
- Breakfast nook
- Additional bathrooms
- Laundry rooms
- Mud room/utility room
- Additional bedrooms
- Home office
- In-law suites
- Hobby room
- …and more!
5 Great Reasons to Add a Room
There are many good reasons to consider adding a room extension to your home. Your family may have grown since you purchased the home and you need more space. Or your lifestyle has changed—maybe you’d like to entertain more. Or you need to bring an elderly relative in for caretaking.
Adding a room addition has many benefits, some of which are listed below.
1. Give one of your children their own bedroom
It’s fine to put your two sons or daughters in the same room when they are younger. In fact, they may even enjoy the company of their sibling and help them sleep easier. But as they grow into teenagers, they prefer more privacy. Adding a bedroom allows your children more space for their own activities. They can do their homework with less disruption, talk to their friends on the phone, have sleepovers, etc., without their little sis or bro eavesdropping.
2. Offers a special place for hobbies
If you or a family member has a hobby or interest that requires some space, it’s always nice to have a room designated for that activity so that it doesn’t disrupt other areas of the home. For example, if you enjoy making crafts, a room with storage cupboards to hold supplies and tools, a table large enough to make your creations, and proper lighting can be conducive to pursuing your hobby. Unlike when using other areas of the home to create the crafts, like the kitchen or dining room, you won’t need to start and stop because of the disruption to other daily activities.
3. Can be used as a home office
Whether you work outside the home or not, you probably need a place for your laptop, printer and other necessities you use for running a home or business. Even though laptops offer more mobility than the older desktop computers do, carting them from one room to another isn’t always ideal. It’s better to contain your electronics in a room where everything is located in one place. It also allows you some privacy and solitude to make calls or get that presentation done for work the next day.
4. Expand your living space
As your family grows, they take up more space. What used to seem cozy is now just simply crowded. Adding a room or more can go a long way in making it more comfortable. You can add a family room to house the TV, games and such. It will become the central location for family members and friends to congregate and have fun. Or how about a breakfast nook added to the kitchen that allows the whole family to gather for breakfast before school/work? Have you always wanted a separate dining room to accommodate larger groups for holidays or special dinners? All of these and more can be accomplished through a room addition.
5. Avoid the stress and expense of moving
Adding rooms to your existing home is a practical way to expand your living space without having to move to a larger home. If you love your current home, the neighborhood and schools, it’s an alternative to the stressful process of buying and selling. It can also save you money in the short term and possibly add value to your home when you do decide to sell.
Finnteriors Can Build Your Next Room Addition
Finnteriors has over 30 years of experience in the home remodeling and construction business. Contact us today to find out how we can help you get that room addition built!