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Consider an Addition to Your Washington DC Home

Are you considering an addition to your Washington DC home? You’ll need to think about the size of your Washington DC area home in comparison to those in your neighborhood, when considering a room addition. If your home is one of the smaller or average sized houses in the neighborhood, then adding a room or rooms makes more sense than adding to a home which is already one of the largest in the area.

If you already have the largest home in the neighborhood, adding a room may not be the best option – you may want to consider interior remodeling instead. Most people in Washington DC would prefer to purchase a smaller home in an affluent neighborhood than purchase the largest home in a neighborhood of smaller homes.

Most Washington DC room additions consist of extending the size of your home by adding the new room to an exterior wall. Experts across the industries, including architects, designers, real estate professionals and contractors, all recommend starting your custom home additions in the kitchen to see the greatest return on your investment. Estimates indicate homeowners who focus their custom home additions on the kitchen first can expect to see between 75 and 85 percent of return when selling the home.

Other popular room additions are new bedrooms, but dens, living rooms, dining rooms, and studies or studios can easily be included, depending on the needs of the family. A growing trend in today’s society is to add comfortable, private spaces for aging parents – mother-in-law suites – while sharing the traditional family areas. And in some cases, older parents are adding rooms to accommodate younger family members.

To discuss options for your custom home addition in your Washington DC home, please contact the home addition experts at Hanlon Design Build. Serving clients throughout the Washington DC area, including NW DC, Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, McLean, VA, Georgetown, Palisades, Spring Valley, Foxhall Road, Edgemoor and Wesley Heights, the design build team at Hanlon Design Build provides knowledge, vision and expertise in the Washington DC home additions field.


One response to “Consider an Addition to Your Washington DC Home”

  1. Hi, Great article. What do you think of the property market these days? Do you think we may observe the real property market rise over the next couple of months? I am not sure how much influence the rest of the economy could have on mortgage loan interest rates. property owners could be in for a couple good years now.

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