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How to Update Your Home to Include Your Family

December 11, 2021


As the needs of your family change and grow, many people will simply opt to buy a new home. While your house may have initially been the perfect size, changes like having kids or elderly parents moving in may require more room. However, there are many options you can choose from before looking to move – especially in a competitive housing market. Here are three ways you can update your home to include your family. 

Convert Your Basement 

One of the easiest ways to increase the living space of your home is to finish out your basement. On average, basements are a third or more of the home’s total space. This means that if you have an unfinished basement, you have plenty of extra space just waiting to be utilized. You can convert this extra square footage into an in-law suite by including a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette, or you could simply use the space for additional bedrooms. Finishing a basement can be a major undertaking, so it is essential to hire a team of trustworthy professionals to get the job done. RSU Contractors can handle any basement conversion, from adding additional living space to a full-on suite-conversion. 

Build an Attached Addition 

Another great way to increase your home’s living space is to build an attached addition. These additions can be as large or compact as you desire – you could opt to build a single room addition or a complete attached suite. If you just need a little bit more room, a single room addition could be a perfect bedroom for your children. If you have parents or in-laws moving in with you, building an attached addition may be an ideal solution. This will allow you to keep your family close together on a shared property while also providing everyone with more privacy. An attached in-law suite typically includes a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and a simple kitchenette – or a full kitchen if the family members moving in do not plan to cook often in the home’s original kitchen.  

These attached additions can be completely tailored to match your exact needs to ensure long-term satisfaction. While this is likely the most appealing way to increase the living space your property offers, it is also the most challenging. Because an attachment is visible from outside the home, it is important for the addition to be functional and aesthetic. For this reason, it is imperative that you hire the right team of contractors to ensure that your detached suite is beautiful and built to last. Contact the experts at RSU Contractors to discuss your options for building your perfect addition. 

Many families are beginning to see the value of a multi-generational home. Bringing your parents into your home can help bring your family together, but it is essential to ensure that your home is ready to accommodate the extra residents. Whether you want to finish your basement, build an attached addition, or any other home renovation, RSU Contractors has you covered. For the best and most experienced team of residential contractors in Middle Tennessee, contact us today to see how we can help you.