Home additions done right

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DRAFTING SOLUTIONS LLC

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DRAFTING SOLUTIONS LLC

In recent years, Drafting Solutions LLC has received calls from homeowners looking to renovate their homes to accommodate their children returning from school on the Mainland. Other inquiries come from homeowners planning to bring their senior parents home to live with them, rather than placing them in a senior care facility — a common local issue.

With the escalating cost of real estate in Hawaii, one- or two-story additions or alterations are great ways to provide the extra space for returning children or family members. Most importantly, this provides personal space for returning children, until they are ready to get a place of their own.

Many think that it is cost-effective to just add an extra room in the back. True, but what if it is not done right? Does it really add value to your home, or just become another add-on? Drafting Solutions’ advice is that if the job is done well, a seamless addition will blend right into your existing home and will add much desired value.

Another common renovation scenario would be those inviting their aging parents to live with them in their homes. Of course, the home then needs to be reconfigured and changed to be more age-appropriate. Some common renovations include bathrooms that are more accessible, adding ramps to deal with level changes or removing sunken living rooms. On the other hand, there are those middle-age adults who are retrofitting their houses to prepare for their own future.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DRAFTING SOLUTIONS LLC

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DRAFTING SOLUTIONS LLC

Drafting Solutions advises:

• Don’t short change yourself; do the renovation tastefully without making it look like an institution. • Design and plan well to fit your present and future needs. • Stay involved with your project throughout the design and construction process.

The value of ohana, and catering to its needs, is ever so precious to Drafting Solutions. Let the company help you bring your loved ones home. Visit draftingsolutionshawaii .com, or call 352-2548 to discuss your next home renovation.

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