As families outgrow their surroundings, they may consider moving into a larger house or simply adding an addition to their existing home. Additions are more and more popular for families who have room on their residential property and love their neighborhood.
Custom Additions and Ensuites in Richmond
A. Leigh Construction has made it part of our company’s mission to improve family life by adding square footage and value to your home. It is important to start with a budget for your project. This helps us guide you in finalizing the plans making sure that your finished project is exactly what you envisioned. Remodeling magazine publishes a Cost vs Value report every year that will give you a general starting point for determining your budget.
A “bump-out” that enlarges an existing room can be a value-conscious remodeling project. One of our favorite projects was turning a small, dated kitchen into a chef’s dream by expanding into an existing screened porch. The original kitchen was too small, cramped and just didn’t function well for the family. By capturing the screened porch, the kitchen doubled in size and they were able to get the large island they always wanted.
In the photo above, you can see the porch after its transformation. We created a large area for dining as well as additional seating. Below you can see the new seating area and updated exterior of the old porch. French doors create an inviting entrance to the newly renovated kitchen.
Look around your home for cramped, dark areas that could be improved with a minimum-sized addition. Have you considered adding a walk-in bay window to your dining room? You’ll be amazed at how this small change will open up and brighten the room. How about a deep window seat in your favorite room for a cozy reading nook? This can be designed to include hidden storage. Have you been dreaming of a spacious spa-like shower? A bump-out could give you room for the new bath with windows to add light and spaciousness.
With the cost of assisted living facilities rising, they may not be an ideal option. In hopes of keeping your loved one independent for as long as possible, consider adding a private suite to your home. From attached to detached, there are so many options. You can add separated living areas or have one open concept living space. Bathrooms and kitchens can be handicap accessible to meet any future needs that may arise.
If you have space on your property to incorporate a larger addition, the possibilities are endless. Our additions flow seamlessly from the existing home into the new space. Clients are always amazed when they see how well we transition the original structure into the new addition. Below is a photo of a family room addition onto an existing home.
In the above photo, you can see a family room addition that was added to the back of the house. We offer attached and detached additions for Family Rooms, Master Suites, Mother-in-law Suites, Bathrooms, Guest Houses, Pool Houses, and Carriage Houses.
Increasing the value of your home seems inconsequential compared to the improvements that will be made to your family’s lifestyle. Little is more satisfying than living in a house that’s been beautifully remodeled with a new addition. Now is the time to capture the extra space you need!