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By: Kevin Ahern on July 21st, 2016

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3 Key Signs Your Family is Ready for a Home Addition

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Not all homeowners think to build an addition onto their home, even at times when an addition makes a lot of sense. At Litchfield Builders, we build onto homes all the time.

If you're a homeowner who needs more space or wants to improve your property value, a home addition is a smart way to meet your goals. Following are three common signs that it's time to build an addition.

You're Out of Space

One of the most common reasons that homeowners add on to their home is because they're simply out of space. Living in a home that's too small for your needs can put undue stress on your family. Children who share small bedrooms may have more arguments, and growing families can accumulate too much stuff to store. Having too little space can make it difficult to stay organized, leading to arguments,

Children who share small bedrooms may have more arguments, and growing families can accumulate too much stuff to store. Having too little space can make it difficult to stay organized, leading to arguments, problems and unhappiness.

You Want to Improve Your Property Value

Adding onto your home can improve your property value if you do the remodel right. For example, many home buyers look for homes that have more than one bathroom. If your home has only one bathroom, this fact alone may lower the resale price of your house. Adding a second bathroom onto a one bathroom house will increase the amount of money that you can get when you sell.

The same is true of a home with a small kitchen. Homes with small kitchens are often less appealing to home buyers. If your home has a small kitchen without room for a table or eat-in area, adding a larger kitchen onto your home can increase the amount of money that you can make at the time of sale.

If you're thinking about selling your home sometime soon and believe that a home addition would help make your property more marketable, talk to a real estate agent who can help you decide what type of addition would be the most profitable and sensible, given the current state of your home.

You're Seeking a Safe Place Nearby for an Older Relative

Taking care of an older relative who lives on a separate property can be a great burden for many adults. For example, driving between houses can take away personal time and add miles onto your car. In addition, should your relative become injured or experience a medical emergency, reaching your relative quickly could be very difficult.

Building an addition onto your home would potentially give your older relative a place to stay that would be easy to access. In addition, your older relative could feel more connected to relatives, which could improve his or her quality of life.

Building a home addition is a big move. To ensure that your home addition goes right, contact an experienced contractor. Litchfield builders has over 25 years in the business. As New Haven's premiere general contractor, we can help you put an addition onto your home. Contact us today to find out more.

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