For most people, the one thing they wish they could change about their home is that they had more space. Space is often a compromise when buying a home because other factors, like price and location, seem to be more important. People settle for adequate space, but in time, they begin wishing they had just one more room or one more area in their home. If you are embarking on a home remodeling project, you may be thinking about home additions to expand your space. Here are some ideas that can help.
Many homes have wasted space. These are areas that are not being used, are used only for storage or are just empty areas that were created due to some other architectural element. This wasted space can be reclaimed during a remodel and make space for new home additions. This can help to save money and cut down remodeling time because adding an actual addition can be expensive and time-consuming.
Repurpose a Room
One of the easiest ways to add space to your home is to repurpose a room. You likely have a space in your home that isn’t living up to its full potential. This could be an attic, a garage or a basement space that is not really being used for anything. All of these things can be transformed to add additional space to your home that is usable. Do keep in mind, though, that there are specific building codes that you may need to follow in order to transform a space like this into something new.
If you have your heart set on home additions during a remodel, you may want to consider transforming a wasted space instead. This can be a great way to get the extra space you need without having to worry about breaking your budget. It also can cut down on construction time and hassle.