We don’t have to tell you that the holidays this year are sure to be very different for families trying to stay healthy. People are giving up holiday parties and even visits with friends and family. It’s difficult, but it won’t last forever. Will the coming year be the time we can get back together with our loved ones? If so, 2021 will be the year to finally re-do the kitchen, update the bath, finish the basement, or create a great new living space with a home addition.
Think about how a home addition could be helpful for guests during future holidays AND also all year long. A mud room to handle all the coats and boots? A large laundry room so you can keep up with clean table linens, towels, and sheets?
Or maybe a home addition that’s a gift just for yourself, to get away from it all?
Wouldn’t it be nice, especially when you have guests, to have a home office where you can just close the door and shut the household paperwork away, out of sight? And the one thing we learned in 2020 is that having a quiet place to work, have a video conference, or just to think is a necessity rather than a luxury. When kids are at home doing their own Zoom classes or trying to get their schoolwork done, you’ll really appreciate the privacy that sound insulation and a solid core door can provide.
First Floor Master Suite
A new master suite on the first floor is not only a quiet retreat at the end of a busy day, it can also be a practical solution for the future you. If you love your home and want to stay in it as long as possible into the future, the addition of a master bedroom and bathroom on the first floor helps make that happen.
Your master suite can be designed with accessibility in mind, but without looking clinical, by using the elements of Universal Design, such as an elegant curbless shower. Add a detachable hand-held showerhead and a built-in bench as luxurious touches to a barrier-free shower that are also practical. Complete the look with sleek faucets and shower controls with lever-style handles or touchless controls.
Flex Your Space
Many new homes being built today have a room that’s like one of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” children’s books. A Flex Room can be anything you want it to be and can evolve as your needs change and your family grows or leaves the nest. A flexible addition could be used as a playroom, den, library, study, entertainment room, game room, hobby room, guest room, home gym, or any combination of these.
When it comes to making your home more comfortable and functional, the possibilities are endless when a home addition gives you more elbow room. We hope that you’ll have time to relax this holiday season and dream about how your home could be ready to welcome back your friends and family when it’s time to gather together again. And we’d love to help!