Thinking About the Future
Are you thinking about adding a second storey to your dream home?
Or perhaps, you’re just drawing up plans for your brand new home and aren’t sure how much extra space you need. The size of your home and the number of bedrooms or living areas will all depend on a number of factors – block size, your budget. It’s important to remember that if you can include extra space, it’s a great idea – as you may need it down the track.
Here are a few key reasons that might contribute to saying ‘yes’ to that extra storey:
A growing family
When you first buy, or build your dream home, it can be easy to only cater for your existing family – but we all know that things can change very quickly. Is your family going to grow? Do you know how many children you want to have, or have you already completed your family? If you have young children now, it’s possible that in the future they might need more space; their own recreation area when they’re teenagers, or their own bedrooms if they are sharing now. And it isn’t just kids that you need to think about when it comes to the future; elderly or sick relatives might need to move in, family members might want to spend extended time in your guest room, and circumstances can change.
Perhaps when you reach a certain age, you will be more likely to resell your home and downsize. Or maybe, you don’t even have plans to stay in your new home that long. Kids can leave home, job circumstances can change, and you might simply decide it’s time to move on to a new area. It’s vital to project into the future when it comes to deciding on home additions or renovations: is your home more likely to have a great resale value with one storey or two? If you add in certain features and renovations, will your resale value increase? The answer, of course, is yes!
If it’s time to add a new storey to your home, or to begin discussing renovations, get in touch with us today. Our experienced and knowledgeable team aim to make the process as smooth as possible, and can help you plan for the future.