As a homeowner, you may like enough about your house that you want to stay there for many years. But you might notice several issues that keep you from loving the place. For instance, the kitchen and living room may not feel large enough to accommodate your family and guests. A viable solution is to get professional help with home additions to expand these two rooms.
Expanding these rooms will allow you to add or improve features and qualities.
The first thing you will notice after the expansion is the increased guest capacity. Adding more space makes it easier for more people to fit inside each room comfortably. You may especially appreciate this in the living room, where you spend most of your time when guests are over.
The expansion gives you ample flexibility with how you fill in the space. For instance, add another couch, chairs, or recliners or change the room's layout to create more open space.
When you enlarge the kitchen and living room, you will gain more storage capacity. An excellent way to take advantage of this is by adding a walk-in pantry to the kitchen. Ideally, you want to plan out the pantry beforehand to help you decide how much to expand the room.
Creating a custom walk-in pantry allows you to invest in floor-to-ceiling storage, counter space, lighting, and other features that accommodate your needs perfectly. Home addition professionals can handle this critical project to make the expansion work for your needs.
While furniture will increase seating capacity, you can add permanent seating options to the new space in several ways. Some options for the kitchen include a breakfast nook or a custom island. A nook is an excellent choice when your family loves diner-style seating. You can set up booths next to windows and enjoy natural light while eating and socializing.
A custom island allows you to add seating to the room along with other valuable features. You can get storage underneath the island and ample countertop space. The countertop is also where you can move the cooktop to improve functionality further.
As for the living room, you can add a window seat along the newly expanded area to give your family a view of the outside and a dedicated seating space.
Investing in these home additions and projects can help your family love where you live. Contact a local contractor to learn more about residential remodels.