The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms all serve a specific purpose in your home. But do you have a special place to relax? Adding a bonus room to the house not only creates a fun new space but can also boost your home's value. Potential buyers love seeing home offices and play rooms when they're house hunting. Whether your new bonus room is an addition to your home or you're repurposing and redesigning an existing room, keep these four tips in mind:
Pinpoint the reason why a bonus room would improve your home. After all, you don't want to go through all the planning of a new addition if it's just going to sit there! Make sure you decide on a purpose that fits your family's specific needs and personality. The more it reflects your household, the more time you'll want to spend there!
Do you spend a lot of time in a particular open space like your kitchen or living room? Building a bonus room as an addition onto it can give more space to your favorite place in the house! Think of the holiday parties and game nights you'll have in this extended space. People won't have to feel isolated if they need to go to the kitchen anymore. If you're already thinking ahead to next summer, try a bonus room/patio combination for easy inside/outside access.
If you're not ready to build a new addition, but still want a bonus room, take a look at all the existing rooms in your house and what they're currently used for. Do you have an extra bedroom that has turned into a black hold/den wasteland or basement that was finished but never furnished? Put on your design hat (or find someone to help) and use that space!
One of the easiest ways to raise your home value is by adding a home office. More and more jobs can be done remotely these days so it's a crucial element prospective home buyers are looking for. It's also the perfect solution for an empty room or additional bonus room. That's what we call a win-win!
A bonus room can give your house the extra space it needs and provide the perfect addition to making your house a home. If you're interested in a new addition, or renovating an existing room, call the experts at S.E.A. Construction to get started!