Home additions can add valuable extra space to any home that requires a change in design. Fortunately, when you plan your new addition with the future in mind, you can create a multi-functional room that can last you for many years. What may be a children’s playroom today can become a guest bedroom or home office in a few years. Planning is essential for any remodeling but especially important when adding a new addition. When you work with expert designers, you can design a beautiful space that functions for you today while it remains flexible to change as your family’s needs evolve. What are some home additions that have built-in flexibility? Read on to discover three examples of futureproof additions.
Full House to Empty Nest
If you have young children, a first-floor spacious playroom can be a smart investment. It provides your children with a safe space to play and ample storage for toys. You can also fill the room with easy-to-clean materials and furniture.
But what happens once the kids have grown? A well-designed playroom can easily be reconfigured into a first-floor master suite. To make the conversion easy, make sure the room’s size functions well for both home additions. Anticipate how storage will work for toys now and clothes later. By envisioning both types of rooms, you can create a room that easily suits both.
Office to In-Law Suite
If you need extra space for a home office, you can design a room that also functions as a future in-law suite. Build the room with a separate entrance, and you can create a distraction-free private office, as well as a future private suite.
You can consider adding features that are more suitable for elderly relatives, as well. These features include lever handles rather than knobs, hard-surface flooring, and a bathroom accessible for walkers or wheelchairs. You can even install built-in shelving, a vaulted ceiling, or a fireplace that provides comfort today while adding a touch of luxury in the future.
Kid-Friendly to Fit-Friendly
Two popular home additions are extra bedrooms or space for children and fitness centers. If you plan wisely, you can create one room that suits both needs. If you need a spare bedroom or space for your children to do homework now, that same room can become a fitness center once the children grow older.
You don’t have to settle for one design that lasts forever. When you plan home additions with an expert design and build team, you can create rooms that can suit multiple purposes over many years.
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T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.