The need for more room in a home is common. Knowing exactly what kind of room and living space to create is a greater challenge. A new addition to your home opens up near endless possibilities and it can free up other existing living areas and square footage in your home in order for it to be used more efficiently for something new and exciting. Having an idea of the way you wish to utilize a new addition is helpful in the planning stages of the project because it can help you to determine the size, location, and layout of the new portion of your home. Here are a few great ways to use a room addition to inspire you:
1. Make it a Guest Room or an Extra Bedroom
It is hard to go wrong when creating additional bedrooms in your home. For starters, using a home addition for this type of space will certainly come in handy sooner or later. It also will help increase the market value of your home.
Consider using the opportunities provided by a new addition to create a dream master suite and convert the existing master bedroom into a guest room or additional bedroom. This is a great way to capitalize on the “best of both worlds”!
2. Use it for Your Favorite Hobby
Having a room for your favorite hobby is really underrated. Not only are you more likely to spend more time on your hobby if you have a designated space for it, but the organizational benefits also can’t be overstated. Additionally, a hobby or craft room or workshop area keeps dirt and clutter associated with these types of activities away from the rest of the home and out of view.
3. Create a Personal Gym
Finding time to go to the gym can be difficult and some people just don’t enjoy working out in front of other people. Making a personal gym area in your home is a great way to utilize a new room addition.
Having a designated space in your home where you can work out and focus on your health can be a big help. You may find yourself able to work out more often and save valuable time in your busy schedule too!
4. Build the Perfect Children’s Playroom
If you have young children or grandchildren, a playroom might be the perfect way to use a room addition. Designating an area for toys and games is a great way to keep the rest of the house free of clutter. Kids do well with a place to call their own in a home, and a play/rec room is a perfect way to create a living area that is tailored to their needs.
5. Design a Home Office
For sole proprietors, entrepreneurs, and people who do much of their work from home, a home office space is worth its weight in gold, as they say! It is important to maintain an area free of distraction in order to get work completed.
In some cases, the area may even be tax-deductible because it is mainly used for work. Even for families who don’t “need” a home office for business purposes, using a room addition for this purpose is still valuable because it creates a great place for organizing paperwork, paying bills, and even doing homework.
6. Dedicate it to Laundry
You might think that a room addition doesn’t need to be designated to just becoming a laundry room. But, every homeowner has different needs.
Also, you might find yourself surprised at just how many benefits you can receive by having ample space in your laundry room! If your current home lacks a laundry room, or you’re feeling a bit crammed, don’t overlook this great way to use a new room addition!
7. Turn it Into a Mudroom
A mudroom is one of the great ways to use a room addition. It will provide immediate benefits in terms of storage and keeping the rest of the home clean. And, these are just a few of the many reasons to add a mudroom to your home.
Some mudrooms may also provide enough room for an additional bathroom in the home, and many will add some extra convenience by having the laundry room located within it. A mudroom can be a fantastic addition to your home, so be sure you don’t overlook this option.
8. Go for a Sunroom
A sunroom can be the perfect way to quickly and affordably increase the useable living space in a home! Sunrooms are great places to entertain guests and they provide a complement to other spaces like decks, patios, or pool areas.
Sunrooms are an effective way to enhance the backyard area of a home by creating an area that is one step closer to the outdoors and can serve as a beautiful transitional room between the outside of the home and the existing living area.
These are just a few great ways to use a room addition. Hopefully, these ideas have inspired you and gotten you thinking about how you would use a room addition in your home! There are so many amazing opportunities to take advantage of when you choose to create more living area in your home with a home addition.
If you’re thinking about a home addition, give us a call at (717) 399-4708. We’re happy to help you with the planning and implementation of a new addition to your home that will have amazing and positive impacts on your life!