Even with all the beautiful finishes, luxury appliances, and tasteful furniture, your home might have one glaring problem: it’s just not big enough. For some, this might be enough to make them sell their home and move on to something larger—but for you, moving just isn’t an option. While your home isn’t as big as you would like, it’s in great shape, in a great neighborhood, and full of great memories. So what’s a homeowner to do?
If you need more space and don’t want to move, it’s time to consider a home addition. In this blog, the Simi Valley home addition team at Swink’s Creations will discuss a few options you have to expand the square footage of your home. You don’t have to move out of a home you love—just add a little space to it instead!
The Master Suite
A master bedroom and a master suite are two very different things—the former is a bedroom with a modest, attached bathroom, and the latter is your own private home within your home. The best master suites have all the luxurious amenities—a spacious bedroom area (you live in California, so you obviously need room for a California King mattress), a spa-like bathroom with plenty of storage, a walk-in closet that can easily handle your extensive wardrobe, and a lounging area where you can read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee, and put on your socks and shoes (this area should probably include a fireplace).
Ultimately, the possibilities are endless when it comes to a master suite—you could add a full-size jacuzzi tub to your bathroom, a library space for all of your books, or even a private patio or balcony for enjoying the outdoors. It’s your master bedroom—spend a little extra for a space that you (or potential homebuyers) will love for years to come!
The Netflix & Chill Zone
It doesn’t matter how you define the term “chill”—a Netflix and chill space is a great space to add to your home. Traditional living rooms aren’t always the best rooms to catch up on your favorite TV shows and cinematic universes—they often have too much natural light and not enough technological infrastructure for a solid viewing experience.
For your binge-watching enjoyment, you need a theater space that can handle the best in home theater technology and accommodate all of your friends and family members. A new theater room can provide you with enough space for that huge, cushy couch, a big wall full of outlets for a 917” television and all of those sound system components, and even a kitchenette where you can keep some cold beverages and all of your favorite movie snacks. You can even add some automated blackout blinds for the most immersive theater experience!
Is a home theater a solid investment in terms of resale value? Of course it is—your home theater equipment will move with you if you sell your home, and the folks who buy your home could easily turn the space into a family room or playroom if they don’t need a full-scale theater room. But if potential homebuyers are looking for a space to kick back and watch their favorite shows, then they’ll be willing to pay a premium for your home.
The Lavish Dining Room
That tiny breakfast nook in your kitchen isn’t cutting it as a dining room—so why not open things up a bit and add a real dining room to your home? Dining room additions are one of the simplest home additions you can make, and they can add a ton of value to your home. You’ll be able to buy a bigger table, entertain more guests, and have the large and lavish dinner parties you’ve always wanted. Impress your friends with your incredible culinary skills (and ensure you always have room at your dinner table) with a new dining room addition!
The Bigger & Better Kitchen
The kitchen is the most important and most valuable room in the home—it’s a culinary and organizational hub, and it’s a high traffic area at just about all hours of the day. If your kitchen is too small, it’ll become a daily frustration for you and your family—unless you break open a few walls and create a bigger and better kitchen space.
Adding square footage to your kitchen has many benefits. First, it allows you to add more counter and storage space, and create a more useful and logical kitchen layout so every single utensil and gadget has a home, and so you can cook and organize more efficiently than ever before. Next, more kitchen space means more entertainment space—add a large island with some barstools so the whole family can hang out in the kitchen, or use the extra space for a bar area where people can whip up drinks during your dinner parties. Finally, a kitchen expansion can do wonders for the value of your home. The kitchen is a very important space for you and potential homebuyers—if you’re looking to sell your home, a stunning and spacious kitchen is exactly what most buyers are looking for.
Home Additions with Swink’s Creations
Sometimes, a little extra space is exactly what you need to turn your home into a your dream home—and that’s where Swink’s Creations can help. With experience in home additions and renovations in Southern California, we’re happy to help you with all of your remodeling needs so you can enjoy the home you have, or prepare your home for the housing market. Get started with Swink’s Creations today!