WHO LOVES MOVING?
For one thing, moving house is not no most peoples’ Top Ten Fun Things. We do it a lot, though. The average American moves 11.4 times during his or her lifetime. The comparable number for Europeans is only 4 times. However, we are moving less. The trend is clear. We’re tending more to stay put. This naturally, goes hand-in-hand with more attention to our homes. Room additions, as one example.
Growing families are, of course, a traditional impetus for adding a room to a home. The room addition provides the needed space, but that’s not all. The kids don’t endure the stress of a new school and new friends. Parents happily miss the time-consuming, and often nerve-wracking selling and buying challenges. When a growing family requires more space, a room addition means if you like your house, you can keep your house.
ROOM ADDITIONS, ELBOW ROOM
Room additions, though, are not just to accommodate new family members. The growing trend of work-at-home careers is increasing demand for home office space. Home-schoolers value a dedicated learning room. In fact, we’re discovering that a lot of the things we love to do or need to do ought to have a space of their own. Music rooms, home theatres, home gyms, workshops – all deserve their own spaces. And the other spaces in the home are the better for not being cluttered with things that belong elsewhere.
ASK THE GLADIATORS
No one should pretend that adding a room to a home is a trivial matter. It takes experienced professionals like our Gladiators to plan and execute seamless integration of the addition with the existing structure. Our engagement with clients begins at the beginning, developing a clear understanding of the purposes the addition is to serve. We then progress through the detailing of floor plans, dimensions, materials, custom feature, and more. The permitting process, a nightmare for first-time amateurs, is a familiar route for us.
The return on investment (ROI) on room additions is the icing on the cake. A homeowner can expect to get back 70%-805 of the outlay when the home is sold. This, in addition to the years of enjoyment and quality of life the room addition provided.
If you want more living space, but love your home and don’t want to move, call us. We’ll show you how you can make your stand, and be glad you did.