“My house is great,” Sara said. “It’s just not big enough.” Late last year, Sara and her husband Matt welcomed twin sons into their lives, swelling the family ranks from 4 to 6. “Right now, it’s still relatively easy to keep the boys contained. But they’re going to be running around pretty quickly, and we just don’t have the space.” The family’s oldest daughter has some health challenges, and uses a wheelchair, which means they have some specific housing requirements. “We need an addition that the whole family can use!”
As your Dover home renovation team, we specialize in creating comfortable, accessible spaces that add to the beauty and enjoyment of your home. There are several ways to add space to your home. One scenario includes adding one or more rooms on the same level as the rest of the house, expanding the footprint of the home. This is ideal in Sara and Matt’s case, as the addition can be built to be easily wheelchair accessible.
Other options include adding a second story addition. Second story additions can be exactly the same dimensions as the first floor, or they can be smaller or larger as your family needs dictate. Why would someone choose to build up rather than out? Many times, lot size is the determining factor. For families that need to add space who can’t expand the footprint of their home, adding a second story addition can be the route to go.
Depending on your home and local building codes, you may be able to add a third story addition to your home. If this is something you’re interested in, give us a call: we can help you determine the situation in your neighborhood.
Finally, another way to add space to your home is to finish the basement. Basements are often overlooked space, and people hesitate to convert them for fears it would be too dark. However, innovative construction techniques allow for lots of natural light and comfort in the basement. If you need space, it might be the choice for you!