Popular Home Additions

Popular Home Additions


There are many reasons why a couple or a family may decide to stay in their home. It may be a home that they wish to keep in the family, or the school system is one of the best in the area, or maybe it is just that they have formed a close bond in the neighborhood. Regardless of the reason, those that do decide to stay in their home typically want to improve it in some way to further enjoy their home for years to come. One improvement is to create more living space in the home. There are many popular home additions that homeowners can choose from in order to create and maximize their living space.

Front Porch
Enjoy more of the outdoors, by adding on a beautiful new front porch! There are many designs and styles to choose from. An open aired porch that wraps partially around the house would make the front of your home look beautiful. Most porches are covered so that they can be enjoyed despite any type of inclement weather. A screened-in porch on the back of your home further extends your house as well. By having a screened-in porch, you have the possibility of placing glass windows where the screens are to enjoy your space throughout the winter as well. First, determine your needs, expectations and uses for your porch and then decide on style that would accommodate you and your home.

Great Room
Have you ever dreamed of having one large room in your home, where everyone gathers together? Why not choose to add on a great room to your home? Most of the newer homes today, have one of these beautiful rooms be the focal point of the main floor. A great room can serve many needs and creates an area for: homework, watching TV, reading and the possibility of having a computer nook. Typically great rooms are two story and usually have a beautiful fireplace be at the center of the room. However, if you add a great room to your home, more than likely this great room would be added either to the side or back of your home. But more than likely it would be better suited to the back of your home, where you are likely to have more space.

Master Suite
The idea of couples having their special retreat in their home sounds instantly appealing, especially for those couples that have kids. In older homes, a master suite or master bedroom typically is smaller compared to today’s standards of a master suite. Some master bedrooms did not even include a private bathroom. Turn that former master bedroom suite into a guest room and create a master suite addition to your home. This can be added on to the back of your home or create a second story just for the master suite. Create a sitting area, his and her closets, private bathroom with a shower and garden tub. Create and design that retreat that you have been wanting and add value to your home at the same time.

Ann Martin is a contributing writer for Dinnerware Center, which offers an array of dinnerware styles and flatware sets, such as the Noritake colorwave and Noritake china sets. Ann is a writer for other home and garden websites. When Ann is not writing, she enjoys spending time entertaining in her home.



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Ann Martin

Ann Martin is a freelance writer for Dinnerware Center, which is home to an extensive collection of dinnerware and flatware sets. Ann is a writer for other home and cooking websites. When Ann is not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.