The Pros And Cons Of Adding An Addition To Your Home

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Home Remodeling

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As a company that remodels homes for a living, Roeser Home Remodeling is always in favor of helping people create a space they can live in and enjoy for many years. So when we hear the opening statement: “we are considering adding an addition…” we get excited.
Additions are a great way to expand the usefulness of your home. But it must be said that a lot of thought should go into making this choice. Where you want the addition, the purpose of the space you want to add, and who you hire to do the work should all play a part in your decision.
Let’s discuss the pros and cons of adding an addition to your home.

The Pros

Saves you the expenses and complications of moving

There’s a place and a time to move. A new job, downsizing because of retirement, or a better neighborhood to raise your family in are all good reasons to consider a change in location. But as you know, it’s not a small decision.

First, you’ve got to find a place that fits your needs. That can take months. Then you have to deal with mthe pros and cons OF ADDING an addition to your home aking a bid and negotiating with the sellers and waiting for them to say yes or no. More time and more stress. Then there’s time with the mortgage company, settling on a deposit, and closing costs. And this is just the tip of the iceberg!

But what if you just need or want more space? Maybe your teens are tired of sharing a bedroom. Or you’d really like to have a feature like a sunroom. If you otherwise love the house you’re in, but just need more room, adding an addition to your home may be a better answer.

Can fill that need for something new

Sometimes, you just need a change. And adding a room, like a sunroom, for example, to your home is a great way to fulfill the wish for something new.

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Complete control over the size and shape of the room

Unlike the home you move into, where you “get what you get,” when you move in—like the strangely shaped back porch or the too-small bathroom, adding an addition to your home, especially when you hire Roeser, puts you in complete control of everything about it.

Control over the costs and materials used

When you work with a company like us, you get complete control over the materials used—from the insulation we use to the woodwork to the size and shape of windows. You get to choose all the colors and all the fixtures and the flooring and more!

And we do our dead-level best to work with your budget. If we have to make a change that might cost you more money, we talk to you ahead of time so there are no rude surprises at the end of the job.

Can be a good way to increase your home’s value

Your addition can improve the appeal of your home. Buyers are always on the lookout for features they won’t have to add themselves. For example, a well-built sunroom with a pleasant view can be the difference between getting your asking price and the buyer going elsewhere.

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The Cons

Has its own headaches

There are dozens of decisions to make when adding an addition to your home. And there’s no escaping the fact that remodeling means living with construction disarray and strangers coming and going.
Roeser Home Remodeling’s goal is to keep this as straightforward and stress free as we can. And we do what we can to reduce the headaches of decision making. Our crews work with your schedule. When we work for someone, we are mindful of the fact that we are in someone’s home and we try to keep a clean job site.

Can be more expensive than expected

Unforeseen expenses, such as jumps in the costs of materials or adaptations that have to be made in order to comply with local housing regulations, are sometimes part of remodeling. Not to mention discovering problems with the original construction that have to be repaired before the job can move forward.
Roeser will never bid low just to get your business. To be direct, we don’t need your business badly enough to be dishonest. Nor will we cut corners on quality in order to fit it into a budget we low-balled (because we don’t low-ball). And we will tell you the truth if we uncover unanticipated problems.
Things happen, but you can count on us to be ethical.

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May decrease the value of your home (if done badly)

A poorly done addition will hurt the value of your home because it looks like an afterthought. And if the company uses cheap materials and does nothing to make it look like it’s a part of the house, sooner or later, it will affect its appearance and eventually its value.

Roeser Remodeling is KNOWN for making sure that all additions blend in with the home, looking like they’ve always been there. It’s kind of our MO, if you want the truth. And we’re proud of it.

Home Additions Use up Property Space

Home additions will use up property space. There’s no escaping that. You will have to think that through as you’re deciding when and how to add an addition. And you’ll need to check with local housing authorities about how close you can build to your property line.
It is sometimes possible to build UP (add a room to the second story), but it will require investigation and seeking permission from local residential building inspectors.
We will do a lot of this research for you before we agree to take on your job. And we’ll do everything we can to make the addition worth the loss of the green space

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Ready to discuss adding an addition to your home?

The owners and staff at Roeser Home Remodeling are focused on three things: quality, customer satisfaction, and integrity. When you come to us because you’re considering adding an addition to your home, you will get all of that and more.

Our goal is to make the entire process as easy as possible while still giving the client the high-quality results they deserve. We arrive with a list of questions, a tape measure, and a camera. After we talk to you about what you want, we will take measurements and pictures and talk to you about the feasibility of your requests. We will never tell you we can do something if we can’t. And we do our best to give you an accurate quote and let you know if we need to make a change.

Because remodels take a while, we work to build positive relationships with our clients before and during the job. Having strangers in your home five days a week can be stressful. But we want you to miss us when we finish. Our work sites are clean and our employees are always polite and friendly.

Roeser Home Remodeling has been the recipient of many awards, including Best Houzz of 2020. Our Director of Design, Brandi Ward, has won several awards for her kitchen designs, and recently accepted one from ShowPlace Cabinets for her beautiful kitchen design.

We are members of the Home Builders Association of St Louis, which shows our willingness to be held accountable for the quality of our work. Roeser Home Remodeling uses only the best materials, including products like Wellborn Cabinets and Showplace Cabinets. And we have an A+ rating with BBB.

Want to know more? Check out our portfolio and give us a call us so we can set up a time to meet with you!