Has your family outgrown the space in your home? Are you unhappy with your first-floor layout because you don’t have a secluded family space? Are you embarrassed when guests have to pick their way between the toys on the floor or climb over toys to find a place to sit? Would you love to have a formal living room that isn’t cluttered with toys and homework and computer games? Then maybe a family room addition is right for you.
Adding a family room to your home can create the perfect space for your family to actually live in. Family room additions generally are not clearly visible the moment a guest walks through the front door. They provide extra space that you can define and redefine as the needs of your family change.
It is also worth considering the increase in the value of your home that would result from adding a centrally heated and cooled living space.
Most people who look at homes prefer a first-floor family room. A first floor location makes the space more accessible, easier to monitor, and more functional. According to Remodeling Magazine’s latest cost/value estimate, you can expect (on average) to recoup about 83% of the cost of the addition when you sell your house. This estimate can vary from one location to another, so it is a good idea to check on the local estimates.