Square footage does not need to be absolute. You can take advantage of unusable or undesirable outdoor space by building out your home. A structural expansion allows you to add new rooms and significantly increase the amount of living space. There are many things you can do with the larger footprint, including:
- More bedrooms
- Family room
- Dedicated laundry space
- Home office
- Larger kitchen
- Guest quarters
- Mud room
The amount of square feet you have available affects how big you may go with your remodel. However, even a small addition could free up space for an extra bathroom.
Maybe you have the opposite problem of insufficient living space. An existing home addition may have been just fine for the previous owner; however, you could want that area for an elaborate patio, outdoor kitchen, or swimming pool instead. Our structural services in Houston can take out these extraneous rooms so that you can allocate your space the way you want it.
If you are not able to expand on your existing property, you can still make great use of the area within your home by adding a couple of walls. Maybe you’d like to build a home office into that large loft area on your second floor, your large basement may be in need of some space planning, or you want to in your master. Homes that lack the appropriate number of bedrooms can be fixed by separating one space that is too large into multiple adequately sized rooms.
It is not uncommon for older homes to have layouts that no longer work for the more modern lifestyle. If you are the type of person that loves the idea of an open concept, then there is no reason you can’t achieve it when the existing layout is more segmented.
A separate dining room, kitchen, and living room can be consolidated into one inviting space by removing the walls dividing each of the rooms. Taking down even one wall can turn two small bedrooms into one enormous master suite.
It is possible that the current structure needs some additional support and structural services. Past weather damage or years of wear and tear can cause the integrity of the building to weaken. During an extensive renovation, structural concerns are often uncovered; however, the right professionals know how to resolve these issues with as little hassle as possible. Aside from internal problems, you may also have plans for your second floor, such as a new balcony.
If your home has poles or pillars, these can be a nuisance when trying to arrange your furniture. Sometimes it can be possible to redistribute the weight to beams and joists in the ceiling. Removing support can be a major task during the process of taking down walls because certain ones bear a lot of the weight of the home. While load-bearing support can be removed, it requires a professional team to know the safest and most effective way to get it done.
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