Feeling Cramped? A Home Addition Might be the Solution

By David Norman, President Caliber Construction Group

Are you feeling cramped in your home or has your family simply outgrown the house? Are you trying to decide whether to move or improve? A home addition may be your solution!

If you need more space or a more functional layout, a home addition may be a less expensive option and more convenient than moving. A home addition can include a master bedroom suite with master bath and closet, a family room, a kitchen extension or a sunroom addition. Another way to add space is by bringing the indoors out. This could include an attached covered patio with all the comforts of home, including an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, fans, dining table and comfortable seating.

A sunroom addition provides year-round enjoyment. Photo courtesy of Caliber Construction Group

If you have limited space on your property, then going up and adding a second story addition and reconfiguring your first floor may be a better alternative to get that extra space you need.

Once you have carefully weighed these factors and you have made the decision to proceed, you can incorporate items from your wish list into the floor plan.

During the planning process, your remodeler will assist you in establishing your overall project objective. The addition of more living space is commonly the main objective; however, storage, traffic flow, improved access, aesthetic appeal and the use of modern elements are other important considerations. When you are planning your home addition, think about investing in energy-efficient construction materials, fixtures, windows, doors and appliances.

A home addition is like building a new house that has a new foundation, walls, floor, doors, windows and a roof. It should blend seamlessly with the style and architecture of your existing home.

Home additions are one of the most significant home improvement projects you can invest in. Enhance your home’s comfort and value by seamlessly extending the current floor plan into a functional and structurally-sound addition.

This article was provided by David Norman, president of Caliber Construction Group, a member of the Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association. The Remodelers Council is dedicated to promoting professionalism and public awareness of the remodeling profession through education, certification and service to the Houston community. To find a professional remodeler in your area, please visit the GHBA Remodelers Council directory.