If your home has some really incredible curb appeal, changing the way it looks from the street can be a bad decision. This is true whether you’re selling the house or even if you just like the way it looks and don’t want it to change. However, when you’re struggling with the space limitations of your house, you might consider expanding. The issue with expansion is that it’s bound to alter the curb appeal of your home in one way or another… Or is it? Is it possible to expand your home without changing its curb appeal? When you hire Heidan Construction, the answer is yes.
Making More Space
People need more space for all kinds of reasons. You may be planning to have more children, give yourself a home office or studio, or allow elderly parents to move in full time. No matter what your reason for needing more space, it’s important that you get it.
Home expansions allow you to add more bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, and so much more. While extensive renovations of the existing space may allow you to change where the space is placed, it doesn’t add any space. That’s where expansions reign superior.
The Importance of Curb Appeal
The issue with expansions is that they can destroy curb appeal – or at least take it down a notch. Having a new section of the house that’s visible from the street can cause all kinds of issues. For instance, if your home is made of stone, the addition might have stone of a slightly different color. Paint may be slightly different in color or could be a different brand. Different brands of paints can be made with different ingredients, which affects aging and mold growth. Therefore, the new addition might age at a different rate than the rest of the house.
The reason curb appeal matters so much is for two reasons.
- The way your home matters to you. If you’re happy with the way your house looks from the front, the idea of changing it might just sound unappealing.
- The way your home looks from the street is really important if you plan on selling it. While more space is always a plus in real estate, changing curb appeal that’s already at 100% will only leave room for devaluation.
Expand Your Home with a Rear Addition
The solution is actually rather simple: expand your home with a rear addition. Rear additions are built directly off the back of the house. This allows you more space without changing the front view of the house. While it will make the house longer, no one is likely to notice from the street unless the home is at an angle. Home’s that are angled from the street may even be able to have an addition that comes off the corner furthest from the street. While this may not be a typical rear addition, it serves the same function of adding space where people won’t see it.
Hire Heidan Construction in Toronto
If you want a rear addition for your home and you want it done right, Heidan Construction is the answer. We serve the entire GTA and look forward to making the homeowners of Toronto happier, one home at a time. Give us a call if you have questions or want to schedule an appointment today.