The arrival of spring signals new beginnings. The trees start budding, the flowers start blooming and a general sense of renewal abounds. With everything so fresh, shiny and new, the place you call home may stick out like a thorny bush in need of a good trim.
While spring cleaning can certainly freshen things up a bit, now may be the time to build that room addition you’ve always dreamed about. A bigger kitchen fit for a chef, a game or media room in a finished basement, or a sunroom addition to relax and unwind are just a few ideas for amazing home additions.
If hitting the reset button is on your home-to-do list this spring, consider these room addition ideas:
Screened Sunroom or Three-Seasons Room
Imagine enjoying a morning cup of coffee while basking in the glow of warm sunshine as you lounge in your beautiful new sunroom. Or, enjoying an evening glass of wine or beer on your covered back porch as a soothing summer rain feeds your thirsty lawn.
Adding a sunroom to your home is an affordable way to increase your home’s living space while not breaking the bank. It requires a roof, framing and a foundation if you don’t already have one in that spot, but there’s no need for drywall, insulation or glass if you frame in the windows with screens to let in fresh air and keep the bugs away. Of course, if you want to enjoy the room during all four seasons, you’ll need glass windows, drywall and insulation.
Outdoor Living Space
Creating and designing an outdoor living space can cost as little or as much as your budget allows. What’s your ultimate goal for the additional area? Do you like to throw parties and entertain adult guests? Do you envision fun family gatherings? Do you want a space where your teenagers can hang out with friends?
No matter your intent, outdoor living spaces might include a new deck or covered patio with a built-in oven, grill and refrigerator, and even a large-screen TV complete with surround sound. If rest and relaxation top your list of must-haves, you can include elaborate waterfalls or a bubbling brook in your outdoor space.
Got a budding chef in the house who needs more space to spread out while concocting those delicious meal creations? Consider building an extension onto your kitchen to add square footage to your home and provide more food-prep space for your Julia Child wannabe.
If your family is like mine, everyone always congregates in the kitchen during family gatherings. Expanding the kitchen will allow for more seating, and opens up the possibility of adding more windows or another door to flood the new space with natural light. Love the open-concept look? At CCG, we’ll create a custom kitchen that flows seamlessly from one room to the next, possibly by removing a wall to open up the spaces.
Bonus Room or Finished Basement
Adding a bonus room or finished basement to your home allows your growing family to spread out for Sunday football games, family game night, or just a space to hang out. A new space opens up so many possibilities, such as a comfy family room, an exciting media room, a private man cave or she-shed, or even an inviting guest suite.
Keep in mind that a basement renovation or bonus room will likely require flooring, drywall, insulation, electricity, heating and air conditioning. It might also be a great opportunity to add that large fireplace you’ve always wanted or customized built-in bookshelves.
Hire a Contractor with Skill and Experience
Room additions require the expertise of a skilled and experienced contractor. Important details like utilities, drainage, increased electrical load and securing the right building permits matter greatly when building home additions.
As seasoned remodelers, we pay attention to the details and build room additions right. If you’re not sure which direction to go or whether your room-addition dream can be achieved, contact CCG today for a free in-home consultation.