Adding on to your house will probably become a consideration if or when you are certain that you do not want to move and your current house is either inadequate or configured in a way that makes it inaccessible or bothersome for your family.

The next consideration is whether there is unused space in your home that could be remodeled or reconfigured to provide the space you need. The most economical places to look for unused space are the basement and the attic.

The next step would be to consider a thorough remodel of your home to meet your needs. If none of these options will provide the floor plan or the space you need, then it is time to consider adding on to your house. You might want to first consider adding a second floor if you need more than one room or remodeling your garage if you need only one more area.

The final step would be to consider an addition to the house.