There are many reasons that homeowners may choose to construct a home addition, but all of them revolve around the desire to keep the current home vs. moving. After all, if you need more space for any reason, you could sell your home and purchase another residence with more square footage. But many Sarasota property owners love their communities, their neighbors, and their schools – and want to stay where they are without sacrificing function. The answer is building more space in your current home. Here are some of the most common reasons people decide they need home additions.

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Your Family is Growing or Changing: The primary reason people opt for home addition is, not surprisingly, for more room for their family. This may be in the form of new babies being born, children getting older, parents desiring their own space, and required areas for playrooms and storage. Many Florida families may also need to extend their home’s footprint to welcome an aging parent or elderly family member who requires an accessible space.

You are Working From Home: The pandemic radically shifted the landscape of the workplace, and more people are working from home than ever before. While the temporary situation allowed us to work from the kitchen table, a more permanent arrangement requires an official space set aside for work, and home additions are perfect for that purpose. Building a new room allows a homeowner to add in as many outlets, surge protectors, noise-canceling features, and other details that will create the ideal atmosphere for professionals.

You Want to Increase Your Home’s Value: Three-bedroom homes sell more easily than two-bedroom homes, and homes with two bathrooms sell more easily than those with only one bedroom. Home additions add not only more space but needed function. Room additions can expand a galley kitchen into a gourmet kitchen or add vaulted ceilings to the great room. A new Florida room can add more under-air square footage while providing a coveted space featuring windows and ample sunshine. All of these home additions can raise the market value of a home, should you be looking to maximize the sales price of your home. Be sure to pay attention to the cost and the ROI if this is your plan.

You are Looking for Additional Income: Many people these days are using their homes for income. Florida is currently experiencing a lack of available rental housing, and having an apartment or mother-in-law suite with a separate entrance can attract annual renters with ease. Another attractive option for modern homeowners is Airbnb, who are realizing that their home can provide an additional stream of income. Home additions can create a space that is separate from your family but comfortable for visitors and renters.

You Just Need More Space:  Most people have a room that is a catch-all, o may even be paying an outside firm for a storage unit to hold all of their things. Garages are often full (with cars delegated to the driveway), and Florida homes have very little attic space – and no basements. Home additions that provide storage capability allow homeowners to reclaim their space and store items away behind custom-closed doors.

No matter the reason you are considering a home addition, you can trust the professional contractors at West Coast Design Build Florida to design and install your new rooms. We specialize in bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor spaces but are happy to consult with you regarding adding the space you need. From the initial blueprint to the completed project, our team will work with you to ensure your vision will come to fruition.