Custom Home Building: Should You Build a Home Addition?

Does your home feel smaller than you need? Does it lack some of the vital amenities you desire, such as a spacious kitchen? While moving might have crossed your mind, you probably don’t want the stress or cost associated with that decision. Not to mention that you probably love your neighborhood, the amenities close to your home, and even the school district.

With a custom home addition, an addition is made to look like part of the original structure of your home, but adds all the bells and whistles the original structure may be lacking. Custom home additions involve everything you would find in new home construction, including framing, zoning, foundation, permitting, plumbing, electrical, flooring, etc. They are also one of the smartest ways to add space to your existing home without the cost of a new build.

But this is not something you can take on by yourself. You will want to consult and hire a professional residential builder to determine the feasibility of your vision and to make sure that your new home addition will add value to your home.

Pros for Building an Addition

  • An addition can make your home more convenient.
  • A new home addition can add value to your home.
  • With the right home addition, you can add luxury and style to your otherwise lacking home.
  • Adding stylish elements puts your personal touch on a home that was perhaps designed by others. A home addition puts your stamp on your home.
  • A home addition adds space to your home where it was lacking before.

Cons for Building an Addition

  • Because peripheral costs increase, there is no guarantee that you will get the cost of your home addition back if/when you resell. If you are looking to sell your home within a short amount of time, a home addition may not be a smart investment unless you live where the real estate market is a seller’s market.
  • There are always increased heating and cooling expenses with the addition of space. There is also an increase in property taxes, as well as more house to clean.
  • Unless your home addition is a second story, you will lose yard space by doing a home addition. Once you build on the ground level, you will never recover the space.

Other Options

If you are not ready for a full home addition, there may be some other things that a local builder can help you do in your home in the meantime to help optimize the space.

  • Finish the Basement or Attic – You can turn the attic or basement into an additional bedroom, family room, or office fairly inexpensively. You just need to finish out the details of the shell.
  • Knock Down Walls – Many homeowners are making their homes into open floor plans by removing walls. An open layout floor plan fosters togetherness within a family and provides increased options for entertaining. Eliminating doorways and removing walls that separate the dining room, living room, and the kitchen can help homeowners gain more space.

If you are looking to build an addition in the Nashville, Tennessee area, contact Vesta Homes, LLC. We work with a hand selected team of vendors, subcontractors, architects, and designers that come together to provide an elite product. Contact us today.