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Reasons for Home Additions

Has your family outgrown your home? Do you have more children than bedrooms? Have you been thinking about a home theater or exercise room? Would you like a larger home, but you love your current neighborhood?

People generally build home additions for several reasons. If any of the following describes your situation, then you are probably thinking about a room addition:

  • Your family is growing — a new baby is on the way, your kids are getting older and don’t want to share a bedroom, or your aging parents are moving in.
  • You simply need more room to accommodate your lifestyle. You entertain more and would like a larger kitchen; you require additional storage space for sports or electronic equipment; or you feel strongly that each child should have his or her own room.
  • You’re making more money now and you can afford to add a beautiful addition onto your home, adding living space and value to your property at the same time.

Make Your Home Addition in Chicago Pay Off

In general, increasing the size of your kitchen and adding bathrooms almost always pay off. Other additions increase a home’s value, too, but beware of these caveats:

  • If you’re planning to remain in your home for a long time, you can personalize an addition to your taste. But if you are thinking about selling in the near future, erring on the side of neutral is best, because potential buyers may not be able to see beyond your very customized improvements.
  • Size matters. If your addition takes up a large portion of your lot, you lose your outdoor living space, landscaping areas and play space, and these are important to you as well as to potential buyers. Plus, you run the risk of upsetting your neighbors. Be sure to check your town’s laws regarding what percentage of your is buildable.
  • Additions to older homes pay off more than additions to newer homes. Why? In an older home, an upgrade adds greater relative value than an upgrade to a home that it is only a few years old.

Erdmann Home Additions

Do you have a vision for a new room or home addition? The designers and builders at Erdmann have the expertise and experience to turn that vision into reality. Whether you’re dreaming of a light and airy sunroom, a luxurious bedroom or a new chef-style kitchen, we can make it happen.

We design and build beautiful and functional additions that fit into the style of your home and your neighborhood, while reflecting your personal taste. We can add an entire room, a complete second story or a bump out to enlarge a kitchen or bathroom; we can convert a garage into living space; we can build a lovely sunroom or conservatory to bring the outdoors in, and so much more!


Based in Arlington Heights, Erdmann serves the north, northwest and west suburbs of Chicago. Call us at 847-357-9607 or fill out the form below to schedule your consultation today!

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