3 Home Addition Ideas to Increase Your Square Footage
Give your home a growth spurt with these home addition ideas.
You can always do with more space. Maybe your family is growing, you want to entertain more, or maybe you’re just looking for a way to increase your home value by literally increasing your home. The additions you make to add square footage to your home will largely depend on how you want to use them, but there are a few popular standards that serve most homeowners well. Here are our favorites.
Have you ever seen a home that was almost perfect, but the bathroom felt a little cramped? It’s probably livable, but most people prefer to have enough room to move around in their bathroom. Plus, the bigger your bathroom, the more luxurious it feels. Thus adding square footage to your bathroom is a great way to add value to your home. If you only have a shower, consider adding enough space to add a full bath tub, or if you share the bathroom, consider dual sinks. You can also add another bathroom or half-bath elsewhere in the home, a great idea if you plan to entertain large groups.
A finished basement won’t technically increase your home’s square footage, but it will increase yourlivablesquare footage. Basements are typically a large space, and there’s so much you can do with them. You can make a guest suite, a den or game room, or perhaps a place to jam with friends. With apps like VRBO and AirBnB now so common, it’s a popular choice to create a spare bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette in the basement which can be rented out to travelers.
Another idea for adding an extra bedroom? Consider creating a bedroom or loft over your garage. This will add space to your home as well as function. It can even add some independence for an older teen or a family member who’s moved back home after college. Beyond that, it can be a guest bedroom or a space to rent out. Why limit the second story of your garage to a bedroom? You can also make it into an art studio or something else that suits your interests and needs.These are just a few home additions that can benefit your home. Contact MBC Remodeling today for more information on home additions that add square footage and value to your home or for a free consultation.