Just because it feels like you’ve outgrown your current home, it doesn’t mean you need to pack up everything and say goodbye to your neighbors and friends. You may just need to consider a home addition! Home additions are a simple way to change the entire look and feel of your home—almost like you’ve moved into a brand new house.
Home additions can be smaller projects too, like adding an extra bedroom for a baby on the way or building yourself the perfect hideaway for a home office. A home addition can make your house more functional and comfortable, but is it the right choice for you? The team at Black Pearl Custom Homes put together this list of the top signs it’s time for a home addition.
You Need More Space
If you suddenly find yourself needing a home office, or you’re suddenly interested in adding a sunroom, it’s time to think about a home addition to design the exact type of space that you need.
Whether it’s a coat room, mudroom, kids’ playroom, music room or a rec room, take this opportunity to design the extra space of your dreams. You can customize your home to suit all of your family’s needs.
Updates to the Home are Needed
Is your home stuck in a timewarp from the 1970s or 1980s? Building a home addition is a good excuse to overhaul the entire aesthetic of your house.
Remodel your kitchen and bathrooms with more modern-looking materials, neutral colours and timeless textures that will appeal to all generations of homebuyers.
Preparing for Retirement
If you plan to live in your home as you advance into your golden years, you need to ensure that the space is accessible for seniors with as many mobility considerations as possible.
That starts with the bathrooms where you’ll need to install step-in showers with grab bars for safety. You can also install toilets that sit higher up, in case you need assistance getting up or down or you need the extra room for a wheelchair.
If your retirement is just around the corner, it’s important to think about these renovations for your home.
Alternative to Moving
Is your home feeling a bit too small for your family, but you find it hard to imagine living in any other neighbourhood? Or maybe your home is nearly perfect—but it’s just missing that extra something.
A renovation as simple as adding an extra bedroom to your home could be exactly what your family needs to be more comfortable. Not to mention avoiding the stress of having to move to a new home and all the costs that come with it.
Making Your Home Greener
Are you feeling bogged down by the rising costs of electricity, gas, and other utilities? It’s easy to tackle this problem with home renovations aimed at making a greener home and incorporating more energy-efficient technologies.
Replacing your windows, adding energy-efficient appliances, and installing a smart thermostat to optimize internal temperature are just a few things you can do to potentially save you hundreds of dollars every year. Be sure to check for any government rebates available on the purchase of your eco-friendly additions.
Closet is Too Small
If you live in an older home, you’re probably used to dealing with the tiny and cramped closets that came with the house.
As your family grows, you’ll likely outgrow these small closets so it might be time to consider a closet renovation. This will increase storage space and make more efficient use of your home’s square footage.
Improves Home Resale Value
An addition can add tremendous value to your home when it comes time to put it on the market. Adding an extra room or two, and expanding the size of your kitchens or bathrooms will instantly upgrade the appeal of your home to prospective buyers.
Depending on your neighborhood and the current real estate market, you could potentially make back most, if not all of your renovation investments.
Whether you’re looking to add another bedroom or you want to invest in a second-story addition for your beloved home, you can trust the renovation experts at Black Pearl Custom Homes. They are the Greater Toronto Area’s favorite contractors.
Don’t move away from cherished streets and friendly neighbors just for the sake of adding square footage. You can make your current home the perfect place you need to raise your family and do all the activities you love.
We’re renowned for our commitment to customer satisfaction and dedication to our craft. We’ll work closely with you on every project from design to construction and cleanup. Contact Black Pearl Custom Homes today for a free consultation.