Do you feel like you’ve outgrown the size of your home but don’t want to move? After all, moving is stressful, and it takes time to build new memories in a brand new house.
Luckily you can increase the amount of space you have at home, without ever having to think about moving. So forget about real estate agents or selling your house and packing your things.
All you need to do is add a room to your home, and you’ll have the additional space you’ve been dreaming about.
If you’re in the Omaha, Nebraska area and are looking to increase the space within your house, then keep reading. You’ll learn what rooms to expand on along with the cost to add a room to your home.
Moving vs Renovating
There are several things to consider when deciding to move or renovate your home. Consider what it will cost you to move. If you’re looking for more space, you’ll need to purchase a bigger home, which can mean a bigger mortgage.
In addition to higher bills, you’ll need to pay closing costs and a mover if the additional expenses don’t stress you, the ordeal of moving will.
Instead of listing and showing your house, looking for a new home, and going through the packing and moving process, just invest in a home renovation to add a room to your home and get the extra space you’ve been seeking.
But what’s the best way to go about adding another room?
Why You Should Add a Room to Your Home
Begin by asking yourself what part of your home needs additional space. Would your needs be met with a kitchen remodel if additional cabinetry was added? You could also expand a closet to create a walk-in pantry for more storage space.
If you’re looking for a whole new kitchen with cabinets galore, then a complete kitchen remodel is an excellent way to add space to your home while giving you a significant return on investment.
You can even install cabinetry to the ceiling for optimal storage space.
Kitchen remodels vary in cost depending on the nature of the work you have done. You can spend anywhere from $7,500 to $35,000. However, kitchen remodels are one of the best ways to increase your home’s resale value and average an 81% return on investment.
If you need extra square footage elsewhere in your home and have a basement, then finishing your basement is another excellent solution.
Many people choose to remodel their basements in order to gain maximum space. A basement remodel adds extra rooms to your home and increases your resale value should you sell your home down the road.
On average you can expect to see about a 75% return on an investment after remodeling your basement. When planning a basement remodel, ensure emergency windows are in any bedrooms and incorporate a walk-out exit for emergencies.
A full basement remodel can cost $10,000 to $30,000. This varies on the type of upgrades you add. Installing a second kitchen and bathroom will increase your price, so what you choose to do all depends on your specific needs.
Finishing your basement will add significant space to your home without the hassle of moving.
Install a Bonus Room Above Your Garage
When you think of putting an addition on your house, you tend to think of expanding out. However, this cuts into the amount of property you have.
This is what makes a bonus room above your garage, such a great option. You’ll be expanding up, saving your outdoor space.
Since garages are often large, your bonus room will also be spacious. It’ll increase your property value while giving you that much needed additional square footage.
If you decide to add his type of bonus space above to your home, the cost to add a room is about $115 per square foot.
Enclose Your Front Porch
Do you have a front porch? If so, you have extra space ready to be taken advantage of.
By enclosing your front porch you’ll be adding an additional room to your home without the hassle of moving. It can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $35,000 if you completely enclose the space and turn it into a fully functioning, insulated living room.
If you’re not looking to completely turn your porch into a four-season, fully insulated room, then consider covering it to make a sunroom. This will add living space to your home and increase your resale value.
For porches that are simply screened in, you can expect to pay about $2,400.
On average, people see a 75% return on investment when covering their porch.
Choosing the Right Contractor
You’ve done your research and considered the options, and you’ve decided an addition is what’s best for you and your family. You’ll eliminate the hassle of moving while designing the home of your dreams.
This is what makes hiring the perfect contractor an essential part of your project. Make sure to hire a construction company with excellent reviews and who hires employees instead of subcontracting their work.
Subcontractors can be problematic if they have not been thoroughly investigated prior to being used for your remodel.
Other behind the scenes issues include disagreements between subcontractors and employees. To avoid any hostility on the job, stick with a construction company that employs their own workers.
A contractor with employees will give you the peace of mind that their workers have been researched and whose skillset they’re familiar with.
Make Room for Extra Space
Once you and your construction company come up with a game plan, prepare for your renovation. You may need to rent a pod to store items or use your garage to house furniture while your home is under construction.
Whether you want to add a room to your home with the addition of a bonus room over your garage or expand by finishing your basement or remodeling your kitchen, you’ll be guaranteed a significant return on investment.
Contact us today, and a member of our dedicated staff will be happy to answer all your home remodeling questions. Our experience and expertise will give you the additional space you’ve been dreaming about, all without ever having to leave the comfort of your home.