Adding a den or family room addition to your Virginia home can create a really wonderful, versatile living space. A den is a place where the family can retreat for quiet time. It's a place where you and your significant other can get cozy in front of a fireplace. It can be the activity center or entertainment center of the home. No matter how your family chooses to use the space, it will be a welcome addition to your house. The first decision you will need to make is how and where you will construct the den addition. Will you convert existing space? Will you finish out unused space? Or will you build a new room onto the house? Converting an unused room to a den can be done fairly easily and quickly. You can also finish out the attic space or the basement. Finishing these rooms will present both challenges and opportunities that you will want to carefully consider.
Converting the basement to usable living space offers many possibilities. But before you make plans, you will need to check the basement for dampness and plan to address any problems. You will also need to comply with local building codes regarding access and egress windows. With the right remodeling contractor, all of this will be taken care of for you. Any basement can be remodeled into living space. It's just a matter of what needs to be done and what type of budget you are working with.
Many families prefer to build up instead of out. A second story is a larger construction project, but it can be very desirable. If you have tiny bedrooms downstairs, no outward room addition is going to make that much of a difference. Instead, a second level addition could be used for new spacious bedrooms while the floorplan downstairs is rearranged to open up the space for everyone.
People love to gather in the kitchen, but a cramped space is no fun. You can build a room addition that serves as an extension of the kitchen so everyone can enjoy being together for meals and snacks. Bumping out a wall or building a complete room right off of the kitchen is a great idea. Working this way, you can rearrange the layout of the kitchen as you wish. A galley kitchen can be completely transformed into a spacious kitchen with plenty of countertops and storage. There may even be room for a real laundry area rather than doing it in the dirty garage.
The local and national building and zoning laws will matter. You will need to check on the distance from the property line that you can't build on. There are also other rules you will need to be sure about. A good local remodeling company will be able to tell you what's required, but you can't trust everyone so do some homework by calling the city or visiting their website.
Also, the following will come into play when building a home addition:
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7225 Wotton Road
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