It’s always a good idea to up your house’s value, whether you’re planning to sell or just trying to make the most of your home’s potential. Planning an addition can be a major project, especially if you’re undergoing a substantial square-footage expansion. Before any sledge hammers come down, it’s nice to know what additions are gonna up your value the most. These additions can create more functionality for your living space for you and your family, plus a higher selling amount come time to put it on the market.

BIG BUCKS IN THE BATHROOM

One of the most sure fire ways to increase your home’s value is to add an additional bathroom. Most real estate experts agree that putting in another bathroom, even if it’s just a half bath, can mean more money. Taking away space from a closet, a small spare bedroom, or part of a hallway to make room for a new bathroom can increase functionality while maintaining the overall square footage of the home.

MORE SPACE TO SLEEP

Adding a bedroom to your home can be a major deciding factor for buyers looking to accommodate a growing family, which is a significant population of potential homebuyers. Additional bedrooms offer more sleeping space but also work as a blank canvas for people looking to convert the room into an office, extra closet space, storage, playroom, or the like.

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS

If you want to expand your living space to include the great outdoors while upgrading your backyard as a more functional space, add a deck.  Expanding your house to the outside is a great selling feature and can entice a growing outdoorsy population. Even a simple deck can be dressed up with built in benches or planters to add further dimension.

RISE HIGHER WITH A SECOND STORY

If you want to go big with your home consider adding a second story. While it can be a costly venture, putting another floor on top of your one-story home can double the square footage and bring bonus rooms, bathrooms, and more to a smaller home. If you don’t have the space to expand outward, go upward.

While it’s usually a good idea to increase your home’s value with additions when you’re considering selling, additions can be a great idea to make your home more workable for you and your family. If you’re looking to add big bucks to your home value, call the experts at Markley Construction. With years of experience in the industry and around the Sarasota area, we can help put your dreams to work in your home.

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