If your family has outgrown your current living space, you may be wondering what you should do. Home additions can be expensive, and time-consuming, keeping you out of your home for weeks, or even months. On the other hand, moving to a completely new home with more space is even more costly with no guarantees that you’ll be able to find your dream home in your town. If you feel stuck, there is another option you should consider: finishing the space above your garage. Check out a few of the reasons you may want to add a room above your garage below.
One of the first reasons that homeowners may consider finishing above the garage is that it is far less expensive to work with existing space than it is to add a completely new room onto your home. While it is likely that you’ll have to make minor structural changes in order to support an entire room above the garage, adding a support beam or stronger floor boards is far cheaper than building an entirely new room. Adding utilities to the room will also be far easier considering that all of the piping will be running near adjacent walls.
Fast Construction Time
Another benefit of choosing to add a room above your garage is that because much of the framework for the room is in place, it won’t take nearly as long as building an entirely new room would. Even though changes will need to be made structurally in order to make the space livable, at the end of the day it will be far less time consuming than constructing a whole new room. If you are looking for a minimally invasive home addition, finishing the space above your garage is about as efficient as your addition can possibly get.
Increase your home’s resale value and curb appeal
This point is two-fold. Adding a room above your garage is great for both curb appeal as well as resale value. With exterior windows on the addition, it will be obvious that there is finished space above your garage. Potential buyers of your home will appreciate the additional space to live in, without having added a completely separate room that would have cost you far more to build.
Finishing the room above your garage is one of the best options available if you are interested in adding an expansion. It is one of the most cost, and time efficient home additions you can make, while still significantly expanding your living space and increasing your homes value. The best part is that if you still need more space, you can always continue to expand, but you will have saved yourself money compared to building an entirely new room.
Interested in finishing the space above your garage? Reach out to our team at Fluent Design Group at (215) 372 0333 or by filling out our online contact form today! We look forward to hearing from you!