A home addition can be an exciting way to expand your living space without moving out of the house you love. With some careful planning and the help of a great contractor, you can reshape your living space with additional storage, a master suite, or even extra bedrooms. However, before getting started, there's a lot you'll need to know to ensure an organized renovation. Here are a few key questions to ask when planning a home addition project.

What Type of Space Do You Need?

Each specific renovation project requires a different amount of space. For instance, if your kitchen is cramped, you need to know whether you’re going to completely reorganize the space or just add a dining area. A reorganization could save a lot of space. If you’re adding bedrooms, you need to know who they are for and how often they will be used. A bedroom for a child can usually be smaller than one for an adult couple. Asking these questions in advance will help you design a space tailored to your unique needs.

Are You Planning on Selling Soon?

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A home addition can add value to your home, but you likely won’t recoup all of the costs. If you’re planning on living in your expanded home for several years, the resale value with your improvements may not be as important.
However, if you’re going to be putting your home on the market in the next few years, you’ll want to boost your property value as much as possible. Using high-quality floor coverings, installing luxury fixtures in new bathrooms, and upgrading other materials can make your new home more attractive to future buyers.

How Will the Extension Integrate Into the Existing House?

A well-designed home addition should look like it was originally built with the home. Along with using the same siding, you’ll want to incorporate soffits, window shapes, and other architectural elements from the existing house. If your home has exposed beams, distinctive doors, or unique window treatments, continuing those into the addition will help integrate the space. However, your designer may be able to create harmonious transitions between the existing and new sections if you prefer to update the addition.


For over 30 years, the team at Deaton Builders has provided beautiful home additions and custom renovations to clients throughout the High Point area. They work with only the best subcontractors and materials in the business and pride themselves on delivering exceptional results on every project. Visit their website now to learn more about their home addition expertise, get more design ideas on Twitter, or call (336) 858-3872 to discuss your project with a member of their team.