Many Johnson County homeowners toss around the thought of adding on to their homes for various reasons. Perhaps you need more space for a growing family, your kitchen seems to have become too small, or you feel that adding on a room would add to your home’s value should you decide to sell. Whatever the reason, you may be wondering if home additions are worth the cost. The simple answer is, it depends.
It’s important to keep in mind that a Kansas City home addition may be worth the money spent just for your family’s enjoyment, regardless of to what extent it increases your home’s value. There are certain renovation projects which offer a great return, such as kitchen remodels. Most homeowners want to know that they will be able to recoup most of the money spent on an addition or remodeling project. It is understandable that you don’t want to spend $35,000 on a room addition, only to be able to raise the value of your home by $5,000.
Here is something to keep in mind:
If you do decide to add a room onto your home, keep its original design in mind. Potential buyers who are driving around the neighborhood will notice a home that looks odd, or has obviously been added on to. The design should remain consistent with the rest of the homes in your neighborhood. Any addition should flow seamlessly with the rest of your home, or in other words look as though it is an original part of the house.
Add on because you need the space or would enjoy more room yourself, not because you think it will make your home more attractive to buyers. Ultimately, the condition of the real estate market and economy at any point in time may affect the return on your investment. There are times when your home may sell for more, and times it may sell for less, regardless of your addition.
The enjoyment you get from your Johnson County home really cannot be measured in terms of dollars and cents. Some additions, such as a bedroom or living room, are more lucrative financially speaking than others. You are the one who will live in your home, and home additions can definitely enhance your living experience and enjoyment of your home!
At Vision Builders, we specialize in home renovations in the Overland Park/Kansas City areas, helping homeowners enjoy a home that truly is the place you want to be at the end of the day. Give us a call today for your home addition needs, basement finishing or kitchen remodeling needs.