The size of your home in comparison to those in your neighbourhood is an important factor to consider before adding a room. If your home is one of the smaller or average sized houses in the neighbourhood, then adding a room or rooms makes more sense than adding to a home which is already one of the largest in the area. Adding a room to a home which is large in comparison to the rest of the neighbourhood does not always make sense, because when the time comes to sell the home, the resale value generally is not as high as it would be if the home were located in an area where the other homes are more comparable in size. Most people in the Greater Toronto Area would prefer to purchase a smaller home in an affluent neighbourhood than purchase the largest home in a neighbourhood of smaller homes.
For many homeowners who need more space, moving may not be the answer. Most room additions consist of extending the size of your home by adding the new room to an exterior wall. Popular room additions are new bedrooms, but dens, living rooms, dining rooms, and studies or studios can easily be included, depending on the needs of the family. A growing trend in today’s society is to add comfortable, private spaces for aging parents, while sharing the traditional family areas.
Continuity Works Best in Room Additions
Something to think about with a room addition is consistency – within your home and with the neighbourhood. First, you want your room addition to “fit in” with the rest of the house, both inside and out. That is, you don’t want the room addition to look like an “add-on,” either structurally or in terms of decor.
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