If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans! – An old proverb
“I thought I’d planned for everything. I mean, I’m a planner. I know what we’re going to be having for dinner next Thursday. But this?” Ashley V, who lives in the Newton Center area, laid a hand on her swollen belly and laughed. “There’s no way to plan for twins! When the doctor says “Guess what?” all the plans go right out the window.”
An addition to the family can mean adding rooms to your home. Surprise twins are certainly one way to grow your family. Other times, families may become larger when kids move back home after being out on their own – sometimes with partners and children in tow! Older parents may move in with their children. In all of these situations, extra space becomes extremely helpful in keeping family life calm and harmonious.
Your Newton Center building contractor can talk to you about your many options for adding space to your home. Some families choose a single room addition. In other instances, where it may not be desirable to increase the footprint of your home, going up can be the answer. Second story additions can provide much needed space, increase the value of your home, and enhance curb appeal.
Don’t overlook the basement! Your Newton Center building contractor is skilled at finishing basements. Many people worry that finished basements will be too dark, but specialized techniques such as building out porticos and adding windows strategically can result in a pleasant, well-lit space. One thing to keep in mind (and this is more for those of you who have adult kids coming home or your parents moving in!) is the value of separate entrances to designated areas of the home.