“My wife’s parents aren’t getting any younger. They can’t stay where they’ve been living anymore, and they need somewhere to go. That means they’re coming here.” Doug does not look exactly thrilled by the prospect of living with his in-laws. “Our home is pretty small. If we’re going to make this work, we’ll need an addition to our Sudbury home.”
Sudbury Home Additions: Adding An In-Law Apartment Upstairs
“For a number of reasons, I don’t want to change the footprint of our house,” Doug said. “So we’re going to need a second-story addition. Our Sudbury building contractor came up with a plan that incorporated a separate entrance to the rooms upstairs. It’s like Karyn’s parents are living near us, but not with us.”
This type of home addition is becoming more and more popular, according to senior living experts, who say it’s good for families to be close, but not too close. Real estate agents also tout the value of the second story apartment addition, noting that if the family’s needs change, it’s a built in opportunity for rental income, a home office, or even storage.
Sudbury Home Addition: Cut Costs By Going With A Design/Build Contractor
“One way we really saved money on our Sudbury home addition was by choosing a design/build contractor. We found this to be a faster, more affordable option than hiring an architect to design the addition and then a contractor to build it. When you’re on a budget, this is important – the kids’ college tuition bill will be coming in just a few years and we’re trying to save!”
As a design/build contractor, A.A. Tofani knows the best practices that combine high quality construction with cost savings. From laying out the most sensible floorplan to cost-sensitive sourcing, choosing a design/build contractor can make your Sudbury home addition affordable.