The typical annual house remodeling budget tends to hold or shrink as unforeseen expenses arise.
However, you don’t have to put off renovations entirely just because you can’t afford that grand kitchen redesign this year. Here are seven simpler home additions to fall back on when disposable income falls short.
1. Upscale a Bathroom
Pamper your houseguests with a rainfall showerhead, or stop your kids from arguing over bathroom time by installing dual sinks. Then, reward your ingenuity with a deep whirlpool spa in your master bathroom.
2. Redesign the Closets
Organizing your closets with space-saving shelves can make your belongings easier to find. Better yet, if you’re an empty nester with spare bedrooms, convert a small one into a dressing room.
3. Add a Sunroom
A sunroom or a three-season room can become a space for you and your family to relax in virtually any kind of weather. Go one step further and make it a greenhouse conservatory for orchids or herbs.
4. Expand the Deck
If you don’t already have a deck, build one. Or, turn your puny porch into something special by expanding it and adding amenities, such as a gazebo, fire pit or outdoor kitchen.
5. Build a Garage
As your teenagers start driving, a second garage may become necessary to shelter their vehicles during snowy winters. A detached garage is also useful as a workshop. Building one from scratch means that you can customize your layout and storage.
6. Finish the Basement
An unfinished basement has a ton of potential. Consider transforming it into a quiet office for remote work, or treat the kids to their own dedicated playroom.
7. Increase Your Square Footage
Adding to your living space with room extensions might seem like a huge undertaking, but the construction is simpler than you might think. This is another option if you need a home workspace or utility room and you don’t have a basement.
Contact a quality home construction contractor to help you scale your ideas to your space and resources. The roof is your limit for home additions, and when you reach that, keep on building.