Room Additions: Do They Bring Value to Older Homes?

Room Additions Jim Amos Contracting

Arguably, room additions are one of the best investments that you can make for your older home.

Arguably, room additions are one of the best investments that you can make for your older home. You will improve your home’s market value and functionality. In addition, remodeling your home allows you to add your personal touch and warmth to the house. When you hire Jim Amos Contracting, Inc., you’re one step closer to owning the unique home of your dreams. It’s reassuring knowing that you don’t have to go out and buy another home when you can enhance the one you’ve been living in for years that holds sentimental value. Let’s delve into the different types of room additions and what you should consider about them. 

What to Consider About Room Additions and The Market Value 

  1. The Type of Room: The top two room additions are bathrooms and kitchens. Jim Amos Contracting specializes in bathroom and kitchen remodeling. Even the slightest change in your kitchen can have a high ROI (return on investment), thus increasing your home’s market value. 
  2. The Lot Size and Building Size: A room addition adds to a home’s blueprint. However, you must consider that a room addition doesn’t add to your home’s lot size. A spacious outdoor area may be more valuable to your home, depending on where you live. 
  3. Where You Live: The appreciation rate increases or decreases significantly based on where you live and the cost of living. An area where the cost of living is low coupled with newly remodeled homes is more marketable than a high-end neighborhood where the cost of living is high.
  4. Your Home’s Condition: It all depends on the condition of your older home. However, if it needs a lot of work, as you can imagine, the remodeling costs will be more expensive. For this reason, if your home is very worn, you should think about the fact that a room addition cannot cover up foundational issues. 

Room Additions to Consider Besides the Bathroom and Kitchen

While bathroom and kitchen remodeling are the two most popular home upgrades, other additions aren’t without merit. For example, a sunroom can add a lot of value to your home. Sunrooms don’t require heating or cooling systems, which means that you save a bit of money. However, you can enjoy the weather without going outside if that’s your preference for the day. 

Another consideration is adding an attic bedroom to your older home. In the past we’ve converted basements to bedrooms. However, attic bedrooms have a high market value. If you add a skylight to the attic bedroom, your home’s resale value will increase even more. The point to take away from this content is that you can add new life to an older home without moving. Personalize and upgrade your older home by calling Jim Amos Contracting, Inc. today. 

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Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time and on budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!

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