Home Additions: Things To Consider.

Home Additions: Things To Consider.

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Arlington Heights Addition

Home additions are an awe-inspiring way to make the space in your home feel brand new. And while building onto your home may seem costly it’s really an excellent way to add value to your investment. In this article, we will review the average cost of a home addition as well as some interesting ideas on how to add space to your property.

How much will it cost to Build An Addition?

According to Remodeling Magazine, the national average of a home addition is about $66,196, with a high-end kitchen topping off at $131, 510. While Home Advisor reports that the addition of a room can often provide over a 50% return on your investment. Another way to determine the cost to build an addition is to look at the cost per square foot. The same study reports that an addition can cost between $86 and $208 per square foot. In general, building up, or vertically, can be less expensive than building out, or horizontally. Although, both building up and building out can come with various pros and cons depending on the scope of your project. The final cost to build an addition is ultimately determined by the labor cost and the quality of materials utilized. For the most accurate information, it is always best to consult with an architect or builder to determine the exact cost of adding space onto your home.

A Second Story Transformation

A second story addition is a great way to maximize the space in your home without necessarily changing it. The possibilities in adding a second story are endless. You might add an office, bathroom, family room, storage space, or even multiple bedrooms. Check out this transformative second story addition in one of our Airoom projects. A master suite was added turning the downstairs bedrooms into much-needed guest rooms for the in-laws. A new porch was built onto the second story that opens up right to the bedroom. Just look at the before and after shot, it’s easy to see how the significant increase in square footage boosted this home’s value by tens of thousands. Unfortunately, a second story addition isn’t for every home. Before building, it is crucial that you consult with an architect or builder to ensure that your home’s foundation and structure can handle the additional weight and square footage.

Second Story Addition

Adding A Sunroom To Your Home

A sunroom is another unique way to add additional space. Adding a sunroom to your house is a great way to embrace both the indoors and outdoors. Sunrooms can be used for gardens or entertaining but are also an excellent room for comfort and relaxation. A sunroom offers versatility and provide comfort during all four seasons, even during the cold Chicago winters.

For example, this Modern Sunroom addition by Airoom uses clean and elegant lines to take advantage of both indoor and outdoor space.  Adding a sunroom to your house can even help improve the health of your family. It’s an excellent way to bring in natural light, the best source for vitamin D, which is essential for optimal health.

Winnetka Sunroom

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