Room Renovation: Adding Room in Your Home

Owning a home may be one’s ultimate dream. It gives you that sense of fulfillment and pride of ownership. But did you know what makes the four corners of home unique? It is the rooms. Whether it be the living space, dining room, or bedroom, each of them translates to stories. Each room has its own identity and purpose. This is also what gives each house their identity.

To make homes feel more personalized, some go for house additions that cater to their specific needs. For instance, if you buy a two-story home without an attached garage and eventually have a car, that carport is an essential extension.

If you have a big family, having an extra bedroom or a second floor addition might be the best decision. You can place a double-deck or pullout bed to maximize the space. There are so many ideas for an additional room; it just depends on your choice.

Desire for the need

First thing’s first, before having an additional room, is to consider the need for it. Ask yourself, why do I need extra space? If you just want to expand the livable square footage inside your home, that is already a valid reason.

Is it a need or a want? If you need a space to park your car for extreme weather, that attached garage may be necessary. If you wanted a second story addition just so you could have a walk-in closet, that house bump out may not exactly be essential.

Room space

After finalizing, the next thing to do is decide where the room will be located. Make sure to consider your home’s square footage. It is important that there is enough space for the planned room.

Another thing to consider is the space’s good ventilation and natural light. If you want a room with a view of the garden, consider placing the new space near your back patio or your front porch. If you want a sunroom addition, lighting is your most important consideration.

But before you start any construction, make sure that your home additions follow the local building codes. If you want your home addition to go smoothly, it is best to consult an expert or your property management. Keep this in mind because once decided, you’ll be spending money, time, and effort on this room addition.

Budget and costing

Identifying the cost of your home renovation is crucial. Of course, you’ll be spending money on materials and labor, so make sure you have enough budget to cover the expenses. The cost of adding a room will depend on the size, needed materials, and the space where it will be located. If all you need to do is install walls and a door, the cost might be cheaper, but get your wallets ready if it is an expansion that requires you to add square footage to your existing home.

If you are looking at a second story addition, expect more costs as these would require new roof or foundation work. If you want to save, try canvassing materials on different establishments and choose which one offers a good deal.

Construction and labor

Apart from the materials needed, people involved in the house renovation should be considered. Will you hire an architect, interior designer, or a structural engineer to achieve your dream room? Do you know a carpenter and painter in your area that can do the job? Or will you ask for help from your family to save money? Adding a room is not an easy task because it also has to be a livable space. It takes a lot of effort, creativity, and skill to create it. You have to find the right person who can do the job that is worth paying.

The details

Of course, a room will never be complete without the details such as what color of paint to use, which furniture or appliances should be purchased, what decorations will be hanged. Since this is an additional room, you better make sure that what’s inside of it can be of good use to you. Here are some ideas you can choose from

Additional room ideas for your house and lot

  • Home Office

Since the pandemic started, most of our work has been brought to our homes. But for some who isn’t used to working at home, having a home office space is a perfect decision. Instead of using your bedroom as a workplace, you can look for a space at your home and convert it into an office. This is a good idea, especially if you want to keep a healthy work-life balance at home.

  • Guest Room

We Filipinos are known to love sleepovers. We went to our grandparents’ house on weekends during our early years and spent the night with our cousins. You place mattresses on the living area floor and watch movies together or play board games while enjoying your family’s company.

You can either have a double-deck bed, pullout bed, or even a sofa bed to maximize the room’s space. A room is not just a space for yourself; it can also be a place where family and friends can gather and create new memories. It is a space that can build friendships and stronger relationships. A room can tell stories that can last a lifetime. A room can also be a safe space for one, especially at these trying times. 

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