No matter the size of your property, there will always be a need for additional square footage in your home. Maybe you have a growing family or perhaps you just want more space to move around in. In today’s post, the outdoor home remodelers at Highland Design and Build discuss different ways to increase your home’s square footage.
Use the Space Above Your Garage
If you need an additional room but would rather not change the house’s footprint, the top of your garage is a prime candidate for conversion. It has its own footprint, it’s just the right size for a medium-sized living area, and won’t disrupt the usual traffic within your home. Remodelers like us can help you with details such as ventilation and plumbing, in addition to the room’s actual design.
Consider Rooms Designed for Your Interests
Maximize your living space by adding rooms that you know you genuinely need or want, otherwise you’d end up with rooms that you’d rarely use. If you’re into reading and/or collecting books, a room lined up with shelves is a good room to have. It can also double as your home office. Perhaps a home gym would fit your lifestyle more, or a recreation room. Rooms with a specific purpose lets you add specific features that help you maximize its use. The benefit of working with home addition contractors like us is we can tailor the room design to whatever purpose you want it to serve.
Think About Your Exteriors
If you have yard space to spare, consider using that space for home improvements like a patio, deck, or even a sunroom. They are great ways to make use of the open space in your property, and can even extend to sloped parts that you don’t normally use.
Finish Your Basement or Attic
Unfinished basements and attics are prime candidates for home additions, because they add the most space in one project, and they don’t involve changing your home’s footprint. If you’ve been using them for storage, you should consider them for a new bedroom, home office, or that home theater that you’ve always dreamed of.