Are you happy with the square footage in your home? Ever wonder if just a few more square footage might improve the feel of a room or area of your home? If you do, you’re not alone. In a recent survey,home buyers reported that they’d be happy with a home with around 2,226 square feet> However, the current median home in America only has around 1,906 square feet – around 17 percent smaller than their ideal home. So, if you’re realizing your home is too small, what can you do?
The easiest answer – besides buying a new home – is home remodeling or adding home additions. However, the prices of quality remodeling can be almost as high as a new home. Home additions require extensive demolition and can sometimes require homeowners to vacate the home until remodeling additions are complete. There is a smaller, less invasive way to add space to your home, however: dormer additions.
Dormer additions differ from other home additions in that they do not require the construction of new rooms or new load-bearing walls. Dormer additions simply build onto existing structures such as window spaces or alcoves, adding headroom and/or enabling the construction of additional windows which can offer more light into your home. Dormers can be constructed in any number of styles, ensuring that no matter how your home is constructed, dormer additions could fit seamlessly with its style. Dormers can even feature false windows, which give the impression of a window from the outside without sacrificing energy efficiency like real windows can.
Easy and quick dormer additions can also boost the value of your home and instantly increase the equity you have built. According to a 2005 study by the National Association of Realtors, an additional 1,000 square feet can boost the sale price of a home by more than 30 percent. Dormer additions are also a safe investment: minor and mid-range home remodeling projects like dormer additions have an average return of investment of 81.8%. If you’re thinking of remodeling your home in order to create more square footage or increase the light in your home, dormer additions could be just the thing you’re looking for.
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