A home addition is a great way to correct the shortcomings in your living space: expanding a crowded kitchen, bringing the number of bedrooms or bathrooms up to par, or adding a family room. But more and more homeowners with homes that already seem to have “everything” are looking into home additions. What’s their motivation? They want a private suite on the main floor.
A First-Floor Home Addition
Sometimes the reason for wanting a first-floor addition is to create a spacious master bedroom/bathroom suite that gives the home practical, accessible, one-floor livability. Other times, the home addition is designed as more of a mini apartment – perfect for in-laws or returning college students. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of multi-generational families living in one home is rising. In fact, in 2014 a record 60.6 million people (19% of the U.S. population) lived in a multi-generational household. So a suite addition can offer the perfect solution when the need is not just for more space, but more private space.