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Why you should build an addition to your home

by Jennifer Johansen 05/22/2022

Have you ever considered building an addition to your home? Whether it’s to add square footage or increase the functionality of your living space, a home addition can boost your home value while also improving your quality of life.

But why build an addition? Here are some of the most common reasons to consider:

Adding space for a growing household

Expanding the livable square footage of your home is one of the most basic reasons why people build additions to their homes. Particularly in cases where a household is expanding and needing more space, a room addition is the natural solution.

Adding even one additional bedroom can boost your home value while giving you and your fellow residents more room to live.

Creating room for entertaining & hosting guests

Have you always wanted a home theater or game room? Expanding your livable square footage for entertainment purposes is another way to add value to your home while giving you a dedicated place for media enjoyment.

Adding a guest room or guest suite is another popular and practical construction project. Creating dedicated guest rooms gives you the flexibility to host friends and relatives, while also allowing them extra privacy and comfort.

Enhancing your work-from-home experience

As more and more people work remotely, the need for home office space becomes increasingly important. While many homeowners choose to convert an existing room into an office space, others choose house additions to enhance their work life and productivity.

Creating a separate office space allows for a better work-life balance by creating a natural separation between living space and working space. It can also help to cut down on distractions from the rest of the home for a comfortable and efficient work day.

Expanding your home might seem like a massive undertaking, but there are plenty of reasons to consider it. If you find yourself in need of extra square footage or wanting to boost your home’s value, keep these home addition ideas in mind.

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Jennifer Johansen

Jennifer is passionate about the Real Estate business, and has been involved in related family businesses in construction, architectural millwork, and finance for 20 years. She and her husband relocated to Naples, from New York, 10 years ago, although her family has owned property on Marco Island since the 1980's. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Dual Master's Degree in Counseling and Education. She has acquired many necessary skills that are useful in Real Estate from being in the field of Counseling for many years. She holds the belief that building rapport is vital to helping her clients have a positive experience, while achieving their goals. She is very thorough and detail oriented, and has formed many close relationships with professionals in related fields, such as law, title insurance, home inspectors and other contractors. She aims to offer concierge- level service to her clients at every price point. When time permits, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Having grown up on the South Shore of Long Island, and enjoying her summers on Fire Island, she loves any activity related to salt water, boating and the beach. Additional hobbies include gardening, art, and studying nutrition, wellness and naturopathy. She is knowledgeable about Naples and Marco Island Real Estate, in estate areas, golf/gated communities, and waterfront properties. She is a member of The Naples Board of Realtors and Marco Island Area Association of Realtors.