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Aging in Place: 4 Home Addition Considerations

Addition

If you’re considering adding an addition and getting more out of your home, there are a few things to consider first.

If you’re looking to add an addition to your home, there are a variety of aspects you need to consider before you move forward. An addition can transform your current home into your dream home, but you want to make sure you’re getting what you really want before you undertake the work of major construction. There are four main things to consider when you begin thinking about an addition, and they can help guide you to making the right choice for you and your home.

Size Does Not Mean Value

You’ve likely seen plenty of the McMansion style homes; these large, cookie-cutter style homes dominated the market because of their large size and speed of construction. However, if you’ve looked at the resale value of this style of house, you’ll quickly notice that size alone doesn’t mean the price will hold up. Smaller homes made with better care often earn far more per square foot than their larger competitors.

Maintenance

When you put size before anything else, it often means that quality falls by the wayside. If you choose a new home based on its newness, you may fall victim to low-quality finishes that will fail much sooner than a high-quality version. An older, well-crafted home with a high-quality addition can give you the same level of space you need with the durability to last for far longer.

Energy Efficiency

As you’re planning your addition, you may be tempted to cut corners when it comes to the invisible areas like insulation, but this can end up costing you more money and comfort in the long run. Not using enough insulation can mean that your heat and air conditioning needs are amplified causing higher energy bills. This also means that the rooms in your addition will often be either too hot or too cold making them less enticing to use.

Loving Your Home

The most important step of all is to really consider what will help you get the most enjoyment out of your home. While appearances are important at the end of the day making sure that your home and addition work for you and your lifestyle is far more important than simply making the exterior look bigger.

Call In The Pros

Find a contractor that specializes in addictions and major renovations, such as Cossentino & Sons. A licensed, experienced remodeling team isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity.

At Cossentino and Sons Remodeling & Design, Inc. we are passionate about giving you home improvements that benefit your home and your home’s value. We are a family owned business with an expert and experienced eye for details. We serve the Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore, and Carroll County, Maryland areas. To learn more about how we can help you get your remodel started, visit us online or call (410) 442-0000. To see examples of our work and learn more about how to help your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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