If you are an empty nester, one of the most popular home remodeling projects you may consider planning is the addition of a primary suite. It will not only give you a high return on investment (ROI) when the time comes to sell your home, but it can also increase your comfort levels. In fact, 88% of homeowners find it more enjoyable to live in their homes after adding a new primary suite.
What Is a Primary Suite?
Many homeowners often interchange primary suites and primary bedrooms. The primary bedroom is the biggest bedroom in the house, and it’s typically where the head of the family sleeps. Meanwhile, a primary suite has everything that a primary bedroom does – plus a lot more! It’s a spacious bedroom with a private ensuite bathroom. Depending on your lifestyle and preferences, you may also add other amenities like a walk-in closet, fireplace, office with a door or a wet bar.
Once you decide you want a primary suite, the first thing you should consider is where you want it located. Be sure to keep privacy in mind, as well as how the addition will affect your home’s existing layout. If you want to build it in your second story, note that your home may require structural upgrades, which can add to the project’s costs. To be more accessible, it’s best to build your primary suite on the first floor. In addition to the location, you should also consider the plumbing and electrical features.
Why Should You Add a Primary Suite?
There are many benefits to adding a primary suite, such as the following:
Downsizing is cheaper and easier. If you want to downsize your home but don’t want to move, building a first-floor primary suite is a great idea. It allows you to close off your upstairs, saving it only for when your kids are at home to visit. This way, you can also save on heating and air conditioning costs.
Be closer to your laundry room. With a first-floor primary suite, you can save yourself the extra steps of going upstairs to put away your laundry. It also makes your closet a short distance from the washer and dryer.
Meets the needs of those with mobility issues. As you grow old, you may not be as mobile as you once were. Perhaps you have knee or back issues. By adding a first-floor primary suite, you avoid climbing up the stairs, making the living space more accessible.
Planning to build a primary suite in your home? Look no further than Highland Design + Build! Our team of home remodelers is committed to helping you with your home remodeling and home addition needs. Give us a call at (205) 968-6000, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a conversation. We serve homeowners in the Greater Birmingham area.