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Home Addition Dos and Don’ts

When it comes to a home addition, you can add significant value to your home while increasing its curb appeal and functionality. Unfortunately, if you rush into the process without thinking through your goals, you may find yourself with a house that you love but turns out to be impossible to sell. When it comes to home additions, you must balance your needs and desires with what will be attractive to potential future buyers. Learn how to make the most of your home addition in today’s blog, below.

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Want to transform your kitchen? A home addition may be the answer.

Do consider a kitchen addition

When you want the most bang for your remodeling buck, a kitchen addition is often the safest way to go. The kitchen is the heart of the home and generally one of the biggest selling points for prospective buyers, so focusing a good chunk of your budget on a kitchen addition will help ensure you see a return on your investment. If you plan on selling in the near future, be sure to keep your kitchen addition neutral so that buyers will be able to envision themselves in your home.

Don’t eat up too much of your lot

While the temptation of adding more square footage may be impossible to resist, don’t forget to consider how this will impact your lot size. While a brand new sunroom and giant porch off the back will greatly increase your enjoyment of the interior home, you’ll still want space for outdoor living. Whenever possible, it’s always a good idea to build up rather than out.

Do add another bathroom

Like a kitchen addition, adding a bathroom is almost always a smart remodeling move. When you add a bathroom to your home, your property value will see an immediate increase and you’ll likely be able to sell your home at a higher price later down the line.

Don’t make it too personal

While half of the fun of a home addition is the chance to make your home work better for you, it’s also important to consider how future buyers will perceive it. Before you go crazy with customizations like bold tile or jaw-dropping light fixtures, think about how long you plan on being in the space. Is it worth potentially turning off a future buyer just because you really want to install a gold and black checkered backsplash.

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