Expecting a new baby is an exciting time for any family, but sometimes, the home you live in is not set up for another bedroom, and in some cases, there’s not enough room for a crib. If you find yourself celebrating the expected arrival of a new baby, but are feeling anxious about where you’re going to find the room for a child in your home, Eakman Construction can help you design and build an addition that will provide more than enough room for your growing family.
Determine Your Needs
As a general rule, most people need less space than they think they do. We are accustomed to wanting more space, but if you were to look at the footprint of your home, it might be possible to find the space you need in other ways. If you’ve gone through that process and find that you are still coming up short, it might be time to consider an addition. Deciding whether you want one or more rooms added, or an entire section added to your home is a big decision. The professionals at Eakman can help you determine your needs and decide on how best to spend your budget.
What’s the Purpose Now and Later
A great way to approach any addition is to consider how you’ll use the space now, but also in the future. If you are building space for a new baby now, what will the space be used for in a few years if you decide to have another child or your child moves into the room in the basement. Multi-purpose rooms help you get the most bang for your buck and provide the most return on your investment. If the room can be used as a guest room when your child grows up and moves away, you’ll be getting more value from the space for years to come.
Building Up or Building Out
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when considering an addition is the decision to build up or build out. If your property allows for it, adding horizontal space can add the opportunity for more space on the ground as well as building up. If you have a small home that has a small lot, your options are to either build your home vertically in an upward direction, or – any many homeowners don’t think about this option – digging out the basement to add space downstairs. It’s easier to build in an upward direction, but adding foundations to homes can really increase their value over the long-term.
If your family is expecting a new baby and you find yourself in need of more space, contact the professionals at Eakman Construction today. We can help you determine the best way – and the fastest way – to get the space you need in time for baby’s arrival. When you work with Eakman, you can be assured that there won’t be any surprises. We offer transparent construction services to our clients so that they know what to expect. Reach out to our firm today.