The Beginner’s Guide to Home Additions

A stunning new home addition makes your Sacandaga Lake house truly your own.  Though they are a sizeable financial, time, and emotional investment, additions are without a doubt one of – if not the – biggest impact renovation options available to homeowners.  

If you are like most Americans, your home is your single largest investment.  Adding the cost of an addition onto that is a big decision and it’s one you shouldn’t make lightly.  If you do decide to go for it, be smart. A well thought out addition can add great value to your Johnstown home, while a poorly considered one can cost you big time.  

That’s why we at 518.Renovations have gathered here the answers to your most pertinent questions about them in our Beginner’s Guide to Home Additions to help you decide if they are genuinely a worthwhile decision for you.  

  • Know Why You Want to Invest in a Home Addition:  

Investing in a well-made addition brings with it many personal and financial benefits.  Additions are a means to make your current Broadalbin home the one you dream of.  If you wish for a sunlit home office, build it.  Daydreaming of a spacious playroom for the kids?  Make it a reality.  Perhaps you wish simply for more space for your growing family without the stress and hassle of moving to a larger house.  It may just be that a home addition is perfect for you.

In addition to these more sentimental reasons, there is a distinctly objective plus to building an addition. When you add a thought-out and well-designed one onto your Fulton County home, you are likely to recoup most if not all of the costs when it’s time to sell.  A smart addition allows you to live in the comfort of your now expanded square footage with the high likelihood that you will gain back your expenses.  

In other words, a great addition allows you to have your cake and eat it too.

  • Be Aware of What Types of Additions are Available: 

Popular additions include full additions, master suites, enlarged
kitchens, additional bathrooms, and decks (hyperlink these to related articles) though there are many more options out there.

A full addition comes with a high cost but is often extremely appealing to home buyers when you put your Gloversville house up for sale.  You may wish to include a fresh new master bedroom upstairs along with a spacious new living room downstairs, or any number of combinations.  The choice is up to you!

Master suite additions are the height of luxury.  With a master bedroom, seating space, and even walk-in closets, they are an incredible area to wind down at the end of a long day. Consider this form of addition if you are in the market for a romantic and relaxing space just for you and your partner.

An enlarged kitchen is an excellent choice for those considering additions to their Northville home.  This busy space is a regular meeting place for all the family, so there’s no reason to keep it cramped and uncomfortable.  Big beautiful kitchens are unsurprisingly attractive to buyers, so keep that under consideration when selecting your ideal add-on.

Fresh new bathrooms are a great idea if your home is low on bathroom numbers.  Adding bathrooms will be more comfortable for your family and will likely help you sell your house.  Have too few washrooms and you may turn off potential prospects once your Mayfield home is on the market.

Last but not least, another popular add-on option is a deck.  If you live in a location with three temperate seasons, it could be a great idea to include this type of addition in your expansion plans.  Just make sure to use high-quality materials to ensure that this outdoor space can withstand the elements.

  • Set and Stick to Your Budget:

Additions can get expensive, and fast.  Make sure to objectively determine the amount you are comfortable spending and don’t get carried away.  Though you are likely to recoup most if not all of your costs, make sure you have a backup plan in case the market takes a downturn.  

On average, additions costs can range from approximately $20,000-70,000 though prices vary depending on the complexity of your design and the expense of the necessary materials.  Take the time to ascertain exactly how much you are comfortable investing and stick to your plan.  

If you are unsure how to create your addition budget, let us know and we will help you determine what is viable for you.

A well-designed home addition is a beautiful extension to your Amsterdam property that can reap benefits in the present and future.  Though it requires a lot of thought, planning, and frankly, money, it can bring you both joy and financial returns.  

The 518.Renovations team are experts at planning and constructing home additions, whether they be any of the options described in this post or fresh new home offices, relaxing 3-season or 4-season sunrooms, practical garages, joyful playrooms or any other room you can dream up.  

Whether you are in the market for an addition now or in the near future, call us to schedule your consultation at 518-348-9000 or info@518renovations.com. We can’t wait to hear from you.

518Renovations services the following areas in New York: Johnstown, Fulton County, Gloversville, Mayfield, Broadalbin, Northville, Sacandaga Lake, Fonda, and Amsterdam.