Wellesley Home Building and Home Additions
Adding a den to your Wellesley home can add value to your home and provide very versatile living space for your family. A den can offer a cozy family space or a quiet retreat. No matter how your family chooses to use the space, it will be a welcome addition to your house.
The first decision you will need to make is how and where you will add the den to your Wellesley home. Will you convert existing space, finish unused space, or build an addition? You can convert an unused room to a den fairly easily and quickly. You can also finish attic space or space in the basement. Finishing these spaces offers both challenges and opportunities you will want to consider carefully.
• Converting attic space, either over the house or over a garage, offers many opportunities in design. The space under the eaves that is too low for conventional use makes wonderful storage, as well. The biggest challenge in designing a den in the attic is figuring out how to access the new space. You will need to plan for stairs somewhere; and this will involve changes to the space below it.
• Converting basement space also offers many possibilities. But before you convert space in your basement you will need to check for dampness and address any problems. You will also need to comply with local building codes regarding access and egress, as well as windows in the new space.
Building an addition to your Wellesley home, you will also need to consider building and zoning laws and codes. You will need to check on required setback from the property line. The most important consideration is how and where the new addition will join the existing structure and what kind of changes in the existing floor plan will be needed.