How many times have you heard that someone is moving to accommodate their growing family?
While the real estate market has without a doubt improved over the past few years in Central Florida, finding the right house has become more challenging due to a limited amount of inventory. If you already love your home, why leave it when you can take on a few home remodeling projects to make it more family friendly?
1. Opening up the living space.
Whether you have a growing family or live alone, a home with an open floor plan is one of the most desirable features today. Homeowners want a layout where the kitchen, living room, and even the dining room open up to each other for easy entertaining and family time. Having an open floor plan allows homeowners the ability to carry out household chores while still keeping an eye on the kids and being a part of the conversation.
2. Adding a bedroom.
It's easy to be tempted to list your home when you don't have enough bedrooms to accommodate your growing family. However, adding another bedroom has quickly become one of the most popular home remodeling projects as of late. A more budget friendly solution is to convert some existing square footage in your home (basement, garage, attic) into a finished bedroom. However, considering your needs (desire to have all of the bedrooms on the same floor, a bathroom, a walk-in closet, etc), it may best to make an addition to your property's existing square footage.
3. Creating media room/multi-use space.
Many homeowners with children approaching the teenage years want a separate living space that the kids can retreat to for movie watching, game playing, studying, and more. Therefore, the media room/multi-use space has become a popular home remodeling project.
4. Adding a porch for outdoor entertaining.
When you're living in Central Florida, you benefit from the ability to entertain outdoors year-round, which is why the addition of a front porch or covered back patio is much demanded in our market. This provides additional living space for the family and will continue to benefit your home long after the kids head off to college.
5. Creating a designated office space.
Many people are now afforded the opportunity to work from home. However, if you have young children that are not yet school age, you'll most definitely want a designated home office space that is tucked away from the daily hustle and bustle of the household.
For more ways that today's homeowners are remodeling their existing homes to accommodate their growing families, please contact us at Empire Custom Builders. We've played an active role in the Central Florida community for four generations and can help you fall in love with your home all over again!