Is Your Family Outgrowing Your Home?
Growing Pains at Home
Don’t Let Your Family Outgrow Your Space
According to US census data, family sizes are on the rise. As a result, many families are suddenly realizing that their current homes are no longer large enough for their growing families. Apartment-dwelling couples are finding themselves looking for houses in the suburbs; families living in smaller homes are considering an upgrade with more space; and families whose children are getting older are realizing that room-sharing is no longer a viable option.
The most straightforward solution for many is to simply move to a larger house. Buying or building a new home is exciting, and many families will eventually have to change locales due to job change, children, or retirement. But what if you really enjoy living close to work, got a great deal on your present home, or just simply love your current neighborhood?
Here are a few suggestions on how to increase your living space without having to call the moving company:
If your present house is older or just a little bit too small, a home addition might be the perfect solution for you. Adding a room is a way to add substantial space to your current residence. And for those who need more space but want to avoid moving to an entirely new home, this might be the best of both worlds. You add square footage, enhance your current residence’s value, and have more living space to accommodate your lifestyle. An addition is a way to make a real and significant change without actually having to go anywhere.
Maybe you’re not completely ready for an addition or perhaps your property can’t accommodate a larger footprint. In such a case, a basement remodel might be the right solution for you. If you’re welcoming another child or the ones you already have are just getting older, a basement makeover can increase your living space considerably. What was once storage or a place for the treadmill can be transformed into an extra bedroom, a relaxing study, or an all-around family entertainment area.
One space solution that many may not consider is a kitchen remodel. If you’re still enduring the original appliances, counters, and cabinets from when you purchased a home, it may be time to reclaim this all-important space. Opening up a crowded kitchen with an island or a bar can create more countertop space at mealtime and help make better use of the space you do have.
Whatever your needs, someone from the Dannex Construction team is happy to help you navigate the home building or renovation process!