Ignite FB Tracking PixelWhy you should build an addition to your home - Stephanie Englund Siegel
Compass
Stephanie Englund Siegel, CompassPhone: (773) 750-6423
Email: [email protected]

Why you should build an addition to your home

by Stephanie Englund Siegel 06/05/2024

Have you ever considered building an addition to your home? Whether it’s to add square footage or increase the functionality of your living space, a home addition can boost your home value while also improving your quality of life.

But why build an addition? Here are some of the most common reasons to consider:

Adding space for a growing household

Expanding the livable square footage of your home is one of the most basic reasons why people build additions to their homes. Particularly in cases where a household is expanding and needing more space, a room addition is the natural solution.

Adding even one additional bedroom can boost your home value while giving you and your fellow residents more room to live.

Creating room for entertaining & hosting guests

Have you always wanted a home theater or game room? Expanding your livable square footage for entertainment purposes is another way to add value to your home while giving you a dedicated place for media enjoyment.

Adding a guest room or guest suite is another popular and practical construction project. Creating dedicated guest rooms gives you the flexibility to host friends and relatives, while also allowing them extra privacy and comfort.

Enhancing your work-from-home experience

As more and more people work remotely, the need for home office space becomes increasingly important. While many homeowners choose to convert an existing room into an office space, others choose house additions to enhance their work life and productivity.

Creating a separate office space allows for a better work-life balance by creating a natural separation between living space and working space. It can also help to cut down on distractions from the rest of the home for a comfortable and efficient work day.

Expanding your home might seem like a massive undertaking, but there are plenty of reasons to consider it. If you find yourself in need of extra square footage or wanting to boost your home’s value, keep these home addition ideas in mind.

About the Author
Author

Stephanie Englund Siegel

Stephanie Englund Siegel is a successful Realtor with Compass. She was born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Living in the city for over almost 20 years has given Stephanie the in depth knowledge of many neighborhoods. Stephanie feels that Chicago's culturally diverse residents are what contribute to the richness and quality of life in its neighborhoods. Before joining the Compass Family, she worked as a paralegal for a real estate attorney which gave her the knowledge about every step in a transaction. From the very beginning of the process all the way to the end, Stephanie is dedicated to her clients and the success of the transaction so both parties get a win-win. Stephanie serves real estate needs in the following neighborhoods: Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Streeterville, Loop, West Loop, South Loop, Lakeview, River north, Lincoln Square, Wrigleyville, Ravenswood, Greater Chicago area and surrounding suburbs.