According to Remodeling’s online cost and value report, you can recover most of your investment in a house addition at the time of sale. Building an addition to your home may be a daunting task, but it can turn a house into a dream house you can call your own. Choose additions that are meaningful to you, improve your quality of life and add to the market value of your home.
Building an addition to your home will be a big investment in your most valuable asset–your home. Careful planning is needed to make it a success. Spend time deciding what additions will work best on your home and calculating the cost before starting. Become your own general contractor to reduce expenses and stamp your style on your new home. You can buy ready-made plans online (see Resources) and adapt them to your home, or design your own plans