Have you been considering investing in some home renovations, or have you been thinking about which home additions would be right for you, such as adding a second story or another room? Your home is your safe space and where you spend the majority of your time, so it makes sense that you want it to be to your exact specifications – and these specifications change over time.
Whether your family is growing and you need more room like an additional bedroom or two, or you’re now working from home full-time and you need a comfortable home office space, there are many home renovations you can undertake that will give you a more functional space.
What is the goal of your Home Renovation?
The first step is to identify your goal: Do you need more space because your family is growing? Do you need a comfortable office space where you can work full-time? Do you want to add a second story onto your home? Once you’ve identified your goals, we recommend contacting a trusted residential architect who can give you their professional advice and make recommendations.
Affordable ideas that create new spaces
- Add a second story to your home. Building up instead of building out preserves the space around your home, like your back and front yards. Many of us cherish our backyards, especially in the warmer summer months, and adding a second story won’t require encroaching on that precious space.
- Add an office or bedroom addition to the side of your home. Maybe you have a very large yard and canpart with some of the space, or maybe building up isn’t an option and you are willing to forego some outside space for the much needed indoor space.
- Need a garage space? A garage isn’t just for your cars, even though it is a great convenience to have for the winter. Shovelling the driveway is enough, no need to worry about cleaning off your car. Maybe you want to build a garage and have a second story office space above it. Nevertheless, a garage is also a great space for various different types of workshops, a gardening station, or the perfect spot to store all your summer necessities and protect them during the winter season.
When should you hire an architect for your home renovation?
Once you’ve identified your goals and know what you want to achieve, contact your local architects to start the conversation. Home additions are projects that require a residential architect’s expertise, and you need someone who will help you understand the renovation from start to finish, including design options, budget expectations, tentative timelines, and any potential disruptions or delays.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Seth Leeb Architect today. We look forward to hearing from you.