The world working from home has required a number of families to add on to their property. This could have been an addition for a learning area or for a home office. The convenience of working and learning remotely did come at the cost of needing more space in and around the home. Listing out the various additions along with pros and cons can be important. You might want something that is not practical and also costs more than multiple other additions. Getting a clear plan together which includes the budget can help keep your costs reasonable. The following are ideas to expand your living area by adding to your property.
A Detached Garage
A detached garage can be used as a living or entertainment area. This could be where parents go to meditate or get some peace and quiet. A detached garage can also be used for storage when the home becomes too cluttered. Clutter is a huge issue with a number of families that could easily be solved with a yard sale or by selling items online. There are those things with sentimental value but an extra water heater that hasn’t worked in decades can likely be disposed of. Take time to look at the various options available for a detached garage as you could be surprised as to the possibilities.
Consider A Metal Barn Or Large Shed
A metal barn can be used for a number of different things as can a large shed. Some large sheds could even be considered barns as all they would need is furniture and electricity to be livable. You would be surprised as to how much one of these structures can store or be used for other purposes. There are barns and sheds that can be parked in as well. Take the time to look at the potential that these structures could bring to your property as you surely will not regret it.
A Pool House
A pool house can be a great luxury for a family that needs extra living space. The fact that it can be rented out during certain times of the year can help it pay for itself. The true beauty of a pool house is this can be where guests stay comfortably. Having guests for extended periods can be stressful but this stress diminishes when they have their own space. This can even act as a space for older children that want to move home but are embarrassed to stay in their childhood bedroom.
Finish Your Garage As You’ve Promised For Years
Finishing the garage for an entertainment or living space can increase the value of your home. The noise insulation of a garage makes it perfect for parties or for someone that wants to practice an instrument without bothering the neighbors. This can even act as a living space for an older child that wants some form of privacy.
Adding to your property is only going to increase its value and improve your life while living there. Take a look at the suggestions above to see if any could immediately improve your family’s life.