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Benefits of Building A Custom Home Addition with an Open Floor Plan

Sometimes taking on new projects at home is a form of relaxation, life improvement, and provides a new perspective. In that light, this article briefly touches on what an open floor plan is, then goes into three of the core benefits of building a custom home addition.

What’s An Open Floor Plan?

Any time you take down a partition wall or walls to combine two or more spaces into a larger single or multi-purpose space, that’s an open floor plan. It’s been hot in new residential construction as well as remodeling for years, as it is a great way to provide more light to an area and make the space feel much larger. Easy examples of an open floor plan, would be combining kitchen, living and dining spaces, partitioned bathroom areas, and creating much larger bedrooms (for example from large walk-in closets or closed-off bathrooms).

When it comes to building a custom home addition, open floor planning is often involved whether you’re constructing a completely new structure attached to the home and removing sections of exterior walls to combine them, or, creating a new and refreshed home addition by taking down interior walls.

More Space = More People & Enjoyment

Home additions mean more space, often for family members to stretch their legs or to serve as spare bedrooms. But even without these types of needs, who would have issues utilizing extra usable square footage in their home? Whether it’s more storage space, a larger more accommodating kitchen, extra bathroom space, and on and on, homeowners can always use more space in their homes. Even a rather small addition in terms of square footage can yield sizeable results, opening up tons of exciting potential.

Bringing in Extra Income

Because home additions can get expensive at an incredibly rapid rate, it’s common for homeowners to consider monetizing them. For example, transforming the attic or cellar areas into new and inviting living spaces to be rented out in the sharing economy. AirBnB and its ilk are growing by leaps and bounds in close to every country on earth! Furthermore, the rental economy is growing alongside it, so perhaps inviting new living mates into the home to help lessen mortgage payments is also on the table.

Adding Potentially Major Home Value

Home additions don’t always equate to more home value. It might seem like that should be the case, but it isn’t. An easy example of this would be adding a room to what was a two-bedroom home in a market where the demand for three bedrooms is relatively nonexistent. There are many nuances to home additions, so if the goal is specifically to increase real estate value, it’s best to conduct serious homework and consult with local market professionals first! Generally speaking, luxury additions – larger master bathrooms, larger bedrooms, larger closet space, a bathtub addition, etc. – have a much higher chance of adding home value.

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in learning more about our home addition construction services, our team at Amiano & Son Construction is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (609) 268-5923 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your custom home addition construction needs!

Wendy Amiano

Wendy Amiano

Recently recieving her NARI certification as a Certified Remodeler Wendy Amiano has worked in many areas of remodeling. Her knowledge extends into various areas of the remodel but her main specialty is consulting on the before, during and after a remodel as featured at the Philly Home Show.