The decision to add another room into your house is usually provoked by circumstances. Room additions involve a certain amount of expense and mess that is not lightly undertaken.
However, when your home begins to feel too cramped, construction can be the best option, not only for your space needs, but also for increasing the value of your home.
Here are four common reasons people decide to add an extra bedroom to their homes.
Many people in the Baby Boom generation are now taking on the care of their aging parents. This decision often requires re-organizing the home to provide additional sleeping quarters or other space for elders.
Adding an extra bedroom can provide this space, so that others in the household can still have sufficient room for work, recreational activities or other tasks.
Growing Kids Who Need Personal Space
Another reason individuals decide to add another bedroom to their homes is having a teenager who needs more space.
Children often share a bedroom, but this arrangement can be problematical when one reaches the teenage years.
In some cases, utilization of timber and sheetrock can create a separate area in an existing room for a growing child who needs more privacy and personal space.
In addition, because of increasing costs, young people are living at home longer than in the past, and an extra bedroom allows them to enjoy a more adult status in the household.
Additions of this sort can make it easier for different generations, with different tastes and habits to live together comfortably.
If you have family that lives out of town, having a guest room is the perfect way to ensure regular visits for holidays, summers and special family events. A separate space for guests to make themselves comfortable tells them their visits are appreciated and enjoyed.
A Room for Creative Activities
You may have a hobby for which additional space is needed. Whether you want a sewing room, art studio, computer room or a man cave, an additional bedroom can serve the purpose well, allowing you separate space where items can be left without be clutter and privacy to engage in your hobby without interruption.
Whether you have growing children, have other family needs or just want more space to enjoy your hobbies, adding a bedroom can improve the comfort, organization and value of your home. Although the cost and disruption can be considerable, adding an extra bedroom can have many benefits for your home life.