Home Additions & Renovations
Home Additions are a fantastic way to expand your current home. Whether you need more space on the first floor or are looking to expand upwards, HG Remodeling specializes in improving your current home with an elegant addition.
There are a multitude of ways one can add space to their current home. Room additions typically consist of building out or building up. Often times first floor additions are chosen to accommodate additional living or dining room space, kitchens or bedrooms, which can increase the footprint of your home with little to no disruption. Second story additions are also considered to incorporate additional bedrooms or attic space. Take a look at the types of home additions to decide what is right for you:
First Floor Additions
The most popular type of first-floor addition is a rear addition, which is often used to create a larger master suite, kitchen, and/or living space expansion. A first-floor addition is often the least disruptive, as you are not supporting a new space over the existing structural framing.
Second Floor Additions
If your property is considered a good fit for a second story addition, you can expand your one story home into a two story home, allowing for additional bedroom or even attic space. It is also possible to add additional living space over a garage, porch, or sunroom. Second story additions allow you to build up, without sacrificing yard space.
Sun Room Additions
Adding a sunroom or a screen room style porch, is a great addition to any home. Typically attached to the house and accessible from indoors, a sunroom is designed to function as an additional living area in mild climates.
Basements not only have the ability to add extra storage, but can be used for a multitude of uses, including a workshop, or an entirely separate living space. Basements are also a great way to add space without sacrificing the square footage of your yard.
With the increasing ubiquity of mobile technology in the workplace, home offices have become necessities for many homeowners. Often, however, it can be hard to find unused space, but it’s important to remember that incorporating an office doesn’t have to mean losing a bedroom.
Start by trying to find obvious places for your home office: have all your children moved away from home, leaving you with empty bedrooms? Does your formal dining room go perpetually unused? Do you no longer use craft or hobby rooms? If all of your existing rooms are regularly in use, consider alternative options: Would it be possible to renovate unused attic or basement space? Do you have awkward alcoves or nooks that haven’t yet had a purpose? Could you consolidate belongings and transform a closet into an office? Could you open your central floor plan to free wall space for a built-in storage and desk?
Assess Your Needs
As you identify any potential free spaces in your home, be sure to also assess your home office needs. For some, all that is needed is a small counter space or even a snack side sofa table on which to place a laptop. For others, extensive storage and table-top work spaces are needed, as are ancillary home office supplies, such as printers or multiple computer screens. If you are converting an attic or basement into an office, you’ll want to be sure that you’re able to add appropriate Wi-Fi boosters, phone lines, etc.
Lighting and Comfort
The main advantage of adding a home office is to be able to work comfortably. Because of this, it’s important to design your space so that you want to spend time in it, whether that means making sure you have an adequate mixture of natural and artificial light or simply that your décor is relaxing to you. These considerations will allow your home office design to enhance your overall lifestyle.
Depending upon the structural integrity of your property, room additions can be built on the ground level, the second floor, or even constructed as a detached addition. Each option has it’s own benefits and drawbacks depending on the size of your existing home and desired features.
For additional resources, we invite you to take a look at our home addition portfolio and explore the masterfully crafted additions that we have executed for our clients. We trust you will find that with meticulous planning, thoughtful layouts and designs, and an uncompromising attention to detail.