Should you add an addition to your home?
Adding on to your existing home – creating a new bedroom suite, adding a bathroom or even building a second story can be a good way to make your house suit your needs. It can also potentially increase your home’s value.
It is typically cheaper to build an addition than to buy or build a new home that equals the space of your existing house plus an addition. At the least, the closing costs involved with selling your old house and buying the new house would push this option over the top.
Whether it’s a small bump-out addition with a remodel, or a full blown addition project, house additions are investments for homeowners. If you do not plan on moving anytime soon, you have more incentive to make it yours. The value you receive from a home improvement project can be enjoyed for many years to come.
We have built many additions on Whatcom County homes; some were partial second floors built over the garage, others were build-outs into the yard. Some asked us to turn the garage into a living space, which has it’s own permitting requirements for upgrades in insulation, ventilation and so forth.
If you are looking to increase your homes square footage, we can help you decide what is best for your budget and needs.