Home Additions – Smarter Than Moving
Would an addition allow you to enjoy your home even more? There are many reasons homeowners need an additional room including a growing family, the need to work from home, or the desire for a bit more elbow room. It is more economical to build an addition to upgrade your current home rather than buying a new one. The National Association of Home Builders reported that during the first two years after closing on a new single-family detached house, a typical buyer tends to spend an average $7,400 more than a similar homeowner who does not move.
- Bonus Rooms
- Master Suites
- In-Law Quarters
- Room Expansions
The Advantages of a Home Addition
More than one third of the the top home improvement projects listed in the 2013 Cost Vs. Value Report involve additions. Second story additions, bedroom suites, and family room additions significantly improved resale values in and around Virginia Beach. In fact, a two-story addition can increase your home’s value by as much as $100,000 and a master bedroom suite by more than $60,000 according to the same survey.
It costs less to build an addition than to buy a new home when you factor in closing costs, relocation fees, and more. An additional room (or rooms) means not uprooting your family, packing belongings or leaving memories behind! Room additions are the answer to the mortgage meltdown. They give you the additional space you need without having to move to a new location.
Keep Your Neighborhood
When you love your location, neighborhood, friends, and schools, moving is always a tough decision. A home addition means you get to keep your location and instead, turn your current house into your dream home. The kids will be delighted to stay in their schools with all of their friends.
Design Your Own Space
Unless you live in a custom built house, the floorplan was designed by someone else. But an addition means you have design input and the new space is customized by how you want to use it. Plus you select all your own materials which means your new addition matches your personal flair. Building an addition is like designing a whole new house without the expense of a whole new house. Instead of worrying about selling, you get the space you need out of your current home.
Get a Quote Today
Are you wondering what an addition would cost? The friendly pros at Jim Hicks Home Improvement are happy to meet with you at your home and provide an accurate project quote. Contact us today.