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Home Addition Ideas To Improve Your Home

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Home Builder, Las Cruces NM | 0 comments

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Sometimes, the home you buy just isn’t enough. Life changes, families grow, and suddenly the space in your home doesn’t quite cut it anymore. At Villa Custom Homes, we specialize in creating custom homes, but we also love to build the best home additions in New Mexico. If you’re in the market for a home addition but aren’t sure how to proceed, check out our handy home addition guide. 

Assessing Your Needs and Budget

Before you pull the trigger on a home addition, you should first assess your true needs. Are you actually in need of the extra space? Or could you get away with a little renovation or remodeling instead? A home addition project typically takes a long time and is a more expensive project than a renovation or remodel, so be sure to assess whether you actually need an entire addition. 

A home addition can range from $40,000 up to $200,000 or more, and there’s no guarantee the money will be recouped at the time of sale. Unlike other home projects, a home addition can’t be undone—explore all of your remodeling and renovation options before deciding on a home addition.

Considering Your Options 

If you’re set on a home addition, then it can be daunting considering all the options. The potential for creativity and personalization are endless, as you’re almost building another section of the house relatively free from constraints. There are several ways that additions can be made:

Single Room Addition

A single room addition is a common home renovation idea but typically isn’t thought of as a true home addition. Most home additions consist of multiple rooms, but a single room addition is still a great way to add space and value to your home. A mudroom, new entertainment space, or guest room are all common single-room additions. 

Basement/Attic Space

Adding to a basement or attic space is a great way to add space and style to your home without disrupting more central elements of your home. Create a new gym, workspace, or entertainment room with an expanded basement or attic. 

Sunroom 

While a sunroom can be a beautiful addition (especially in Las Cruces), it typically doesn’t recover as much value as other types of home additions. Nonetheless, a tasteful sunroom can add style and natural light to your home. 

Adding A Second Story

The most valuable and expansive home addition, on average, is adding a second story to a home. Adding a second story allows for the most creativity in design since the room layout and use can be determined based on exactly what you want. A second story addition is the most expensive and time-consuming addition project, though, so proper planning is crucial to a smooth experience. 

Of course, there are many more ways to complete a home addition, so plenty of research is needed before you settle on a design. Our experts can walk you through all the possible options for your home so you make the best decision. 

Trust Villa Custom Homes With Your Home Addition Project 

If you’re looking for expert designers and craftsmen for your home addition or simply have more questions, contact Villa Custom Homes today! Whether it’s a remodel, home addition, or brand new home, you can trust that we will get the job done right!

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The Wonders of a Bathroom Remodel and How It Will Enhance Your Life

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Home Builder, Las Cruces | 0 comments

a newly remodeled bathroom with bright lights and oak cabinetsAny designer or architect will tell you that the space you occupy has a great impact on your daily life. A room you love or a house that speaks to you is likely to improve your mood, state of mind, and even your productivity. Being a custom home builder, we know all about how a particular design speaks to the individual.  And part of the fun of being a homeowner is the ability to alter the space you live in as your lifestyle, tastes, or family changes.

A bathroom remodel is one of the most sought after remodeling projects for any homeowner. One of the big reasons often cited is the boost in home value after a bathroom remodel, but many homeowners embark on this adventure because they seek to enhance the space they inhabit. Villa Custom Homes has been remodeling bathrooms for many years. Throughout our time, we’ve worked with many designs, styles, and materials. Every project is different, however, since every project speaks to a different vision. So, for today, we’d like to take a look at some bathroom remodeling tips and common remodel choices popular in the Southwest. 

From Glass to Sliding Door to Bathtub 

Depending on your particular tastes and the current setup you have right now, changing the state of your shower is one of the main transformations that people look for when remodeling their bathroom. Today, deluxe showers and body sprays, water jets, and showerheads are some of the sought after features of a modern bathroom. The classic built-in tubs are falling out of favor for many homeowners looking to spice up their design, although they are still used.  The choices and styles here are endless. Installing full glass doors add elegance and style and seem to make space look bigger and more inviting.

A classic bathtub can look great in certain spaces and with certain remodels. Whether it is a built-in bathtub or a stand-alone tub with a more contemporary design, this is one-way homeowners can change the feel of their bathroom. Another option is doing a combination of a stand-alone bathtub and a shower in a combined wet room.

Floating Vanities & Other Creative Sink Options 

A little creativity and style can go a long way when it comes to bathroom vanities. Today, it’s almost its own craft. Coming up with unique bathroom vanity options and ideas provides home designers and architects a lot of fun possibilities. People can alter anything from a long living room buffet or desk, add a stylish sink, and voila, you have an attractive sink vanity with a unique look, functionality, and befitting of the space and style you’re looking for. 

Popular Materials for Traditional Countertops 

One thing that never goes out of style, however, are materials that have been used for countertops for many years. Some of these include laminate, ceramic/porcelain tile, solid-surface, and more. 

  • Laminate materials have evolved and can look great when applied correctly and used with good design. 
  • Ceramic/porcelain tile is used in traditional decor but can be used in contemporary and more trendy styles
  • Solid-surface is a blend of acrylic and polyester. These can be formulated to resemble stone and can be versatile in shape. 

Looking for Bathroom Remodel Ideas? Call Villa Custom Homes

In addition to building beautiful rammed earth homes throughout Southern New Mexico, we also specialize in remodeling both bathroom and kitchen. As a custom home builder, we love working with people’s visions and ideas and looking for the best option for their taste, space, and budget. We are here to help you figure it out! Give Villa Custom Homes a call today and let’s get started. 

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