5 Ways to Add Square Footage to Your Home

If you are looking for ways to add to the square footage of your home either for your own enjoyment or in order to increase the home's value, there are a number of things that you can do. Learn more about just some of the ways you can achieve this by continuing to read here.

Add an apartment over the garage

Adding an apartment above your garage can give you extra space for guests or even for a relative that needs somewhere to stay or that comes to visit for a while. Adding an apartment above your garage will also help quite a bit with regards to increasing the value of your house.

Add space to your kitchen

Since many kitchens are located against an exterior wall, it will often be easy to extend the kitchen to add square footage to it. Many people pay a lot of attention to the kitchen when considering a house and the extra square footage increases the value of the home. Plus, you will be able to enjoy that extra space in the kitchen for as long as you choose to continue living in your house.

Add space to the bathroom

Another room people tend to pay a lot of attention to in homes they are looking to purchase is the bathroom. Adding space to the bathroom will also be enjoyable for your family.

Finish the basement

While finishing your basement may not add to the square footage, it does give you that already existing square footage in a way that will make it more usable for your family. Once the basement is finished you can use it for things like a game room, a craft room, a quiet work area, an extra living space, or for something else that you want to use it for.

Add a mudroom

If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain or that gets snow, then you can add a mudroom that gives you a place to kick off your muddy shoes and a place to hang your wet jacket, so you don't track a mess into the house. Plus, there will be the added benefit of some square footage being added to the house.

Adding any of the above things to your home is going to be beneficial to you in more ways than one. Anytime you add square footage or make big improvements, your home will suddenly be worth more. Learn more by contacting services such as Grantham Construction Co Inc.

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My parents were barely "making ends meet" when I was a child, so we lived in a small home that they rarely upgraded. However, they were devoted parents and I cherish every memory made in that house. They were adamant that I go to college, and after I graduated, I was very lucky to land a good job quickly. After I bought my home, I had a few renovations performed to it to make it perfect for me. When the job was done I decided to pay it back to my parents for all they did for me as a child and have their kitchen remodeled. Once I can afford it, I want to help make a few more changes to their home. I have been researching and learning so much about home remodeling, I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips and experiences on!


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