Many of the homes in Northern VA were built decades ago when common home layouts and sizes were much different. If you are finding that you don’t have enough functional living space in your home, it might be time to add an addition. This space can include a guest room, a master suite, a playroom, a family room, or whatever is most advantageous to for your family. By building up (adding a second story) or out (a ground floor addition), you’ll add a lot of new space to your home.
Before starting, here are some considerations to keep in mind:
- Is there room for an addition? For example, is your yard large enough to accommodate an addition to your home?
- What are you missing in your home? How will this new space meet your family’s needs?
- How feasible is it to make the changes you’d like to make? Would you need to make significant changes to your home in order to do so?
- What are you comfortable spending on this project?