“When I was a kid, I shared a room with my brother right up until he left for college,” Toby said. “We both have lots of great memories from that time. I don’t see how my two boys will have that experience if we put them in separate bedrooms.”
“Yes, Dad,” son Jacob replied. “I will look back fondly on my brother wrecking my things!”
More Kids = More Space
Does this argument sound familiar? Children have been advocating for their own rooms since the dawn of time – and the research appears to be on their side. Everyone has a need for privacy. But what happens if your current home doesn’t allow for that?
Bedroom additions: what are your options?
Here in Weston, home additions to add more bedroom space take three forms. There’s the first floor addition: one or more rooms are built on the ground level. This is often the best choice in situations where one or more of the children have health or mobility needs that preclude them using the stairs easily.
Second and third story additions raise the roof of the home to create more bedroom space. This is often the option chosen when the lot the home is situated on is not ideal for a first floor. Finally, families can also choose to have their Weston home builder renovate existing rooms within the home, to create the separate spaces everyone desires.
Think for the Future: Adding Rooms Means Adding Value
The thing about kids is that they grow up. And when they’re adults, they’ll likely move out and have homes of their own. So now you have this large house with many bedrooms. Was adding this space a wise decision?
Generally, yes. The money you invest in enlarging the size of the home increases the property value. If you’re planning to sell the house to help fund your retirement, those extra rooms can boost the price.