Creative Ways to Expand Your HomeApr 17, 2015
The decision to add to your home usually takes careful thought, but if you have a growing family, it is unavoidable. The budget is usually the biggest drawback for most homeowners when it comes to this type of upgrade. After all, a bit more legroom might not have the visual impact of a brand new bathroom or kitchen. However, in the right hands, and with some creative thinking, a home addition can make a strong statement. Here are a few ideas that could help you to get your project going.
The main appeal of a sunroom is that it offers both an indoor and outdoor feel. Adding operable skylights will help to lower heat levels on hot days while you enjoy the sunshine and fresh air through open windows and screens to prevent intrusion by mosquitoes and other bugs. Ceiling fans in the sunroom will also add to the comfort level. You can also install windows that reduce heat and UV ray intrusion.
A Covered Porch
A large porch is an enviable addition to any home, but it can be a natural extension of the living space as well. You can build it without glass, so there is no need to worry about heat buildup. Use screen walls to keep insects away, especially if you want to relax outdoors at night. You can furnish and decorate it as you would an addition to your living room.
If you are an avid gardener, this is a good way to spend your time relaxing while surrounded by nature while still being indoors. It will be up to you to decide on the balance between furnishings and plants. Since the comfort of the plants will be paramount, be warned that not everyone will be able to handle the humidity levels.
These are fun and inventive ways to create a larger living space, and the basic construction makes them relatively inexpensive. In essence, these are simple structures, although you can make them as elaborate as you want them to be.
If you want to expand your living space, we can help you to come up with someone that is a little outside the ordinary. While you may want to be creative with your living space, you will have to be practical about what is possible. That is where out construction expertise will be valuable to you as a client. Talk to us about any type of home addition, or renovations of your bathroom or kitchen.
Sundance Homes, LLC is located in Earlville, MD and services the surrounding counties from our Maryland office. We service many areas of Delaware from our Delaware office. You may call us at either office (MD) 410-877-6112, (DE) 302-793-9352, or via cell at 443-309-1206. Let us know about the changes you’d like to make to your home and we’ll schedule an appointment for a consultation on site to assess the possibilities.