When you like the area, neighborhood or home where you live, it can be hard to come to terms with the fact that you might have outgrown your house. Having less space and more stuff than you can handle isn’t just frustrating, but it can also make organization a nightmare and even cause you to feel more stressed than if your home were neat and tidy. If you are desperate for extra space, home additions can be a great way to get what you need while staying put. If you want to make sure your home addition is done well and correctly, here are a few tips on doing home additions right from our team at Mathis Home Improvements, Inc.
First, help your home addition feel like part of the original floorplan of the house. This can be anything from continuing the existing flooring to adding similar features. Even simple things like keeping the same light switch covers or baseboards and wall texture can make a big difference. When you have a room that feels like it doesn’t belong to the rest of the house, the home addition can actually be a detractor from the value of your home rather than an added value.
Also, don’t forget about what home additions will look like from the exterior of the home. Many home additions are plotted out without the careful eye of an architect or a designer. Even if they are done perfectly well and legally, you might be unhappy with the results if the exteriors look “off”, so be sure to consult with experts of all types before breaking ground.