8 Additions That Will Improve Any Home

8 Additions That Will Improve Any Home

The following contribution is from another author.

A person’s home is never perfect. It’s never, ever completed. Obviously, the housework and the chores will need to be sorted in order to keep the place immaculate every single day, but we’re also talking about the design and the way everything is set up as well. There will always be something that you can add or change around in order to improve the way everything works. Even if you think you have the most convenient living space, there will be something new for you to consider. After a while, you’ll probably also want to change around the looks – we tend to get bored with the same thing after a short while, and variety is exactly what the brain wants us to have. 

What can be added to your home that will more than spruce things up a little, however? A house is a pretty large, monstrous, towering figure, how can little old you rule the roost over it? Well, there are actually a lot of things you can do. Significant changes will mean you’ll need to spend some dough and use an extra couple of hands, but, all in all, the processes are a lot less painful than they might at first seem. Want to know what can be added to increase the quality? Of course, you do. Here are nine examples for you right now:


If you don’t already have one, then you add a porch to the front so as to give the curb appeal a bit of a boost. It adds a little more to the front and lowers the blandness. They aren’t super necessary, but if you want to give the front much more of a sparkle, then a porch can do just that. Not only will the home look a little better and add a welcoming element to it, but it’ll also serve a purpose. A porch isn’t just for aesthetics; you can also use it to store different items as well as use it as a place to hold shoes and coats. 

A Conversion

Converting a vacant room into something more productive is one of the most satisfying things you can do to your house. Being proactive with your environment, and creating something out of precious little is something that our brains absolutely love. Conjuring up an office, an extra bedroom, or a home gym will always make us feel good. Taking a tattered loft and making it more beautiful, or finding a reason for the basement always makes a home sexier. It’s a pretty big investment, but the value of the home goes up, and so does your contentment.  

An Extension 

If you feel as though you have space at the back or to the side of your house, then you could always consider getting an extra piece built onto the end. An extension serves a similar purpose to a conversion as you’ll be able to install whatever you want once everything has been completed. You might need an extra bedroom, or an office – an extension would serve that purpose perfectly. You could even get yourself a conservatory at the back if you feel you need that gateway into the garden.

A Carport

Pretty much every homeowner has a garage that stores their car or extras that need a place to live. But most people tend to have a pretty bland design. There’s nothing wrong with something like that, but adding a little roof and a little more luxury to your garage would boost the aesthetics and help protect your car when it’s not tucked safely inside. 

A Quality Patio Area 

Pretty much every single homeowner also has a patio in their backyard, but some are just generic and simple. If you’re not exactly a gardener, then you’re not going to put much effort into your garden, but a good-looking patio can make all the difference in terms of the overall look. You can also add a thing or two in order to add a little functionality: people often add outside fireplaces and chimineas to heat the area up a little. You could even go with a Sunroof patio design so that you can have cover for all kinds of weather. 

Extra Fencing Or Gating 

It kind of goes without saying how extra fences and gates will positively affect you, so we won’t go into detail about their function. The looks, however, well, they’ll be enhanced massively. While a fairly simple exterior often looks pretty, installing extra gates to the front or to the side will add that air of maturity, wealth, and authority. 

Play Area For The Kids 

If you have any kids, then you might want to make sure that their needs are taken care of. Adding that extra place for children gives off the impression that your home is a lovely and friendly place to stay. You’ll have that area that will occupy other kids if they should ever be invited over. 

En Suite Bathroom 

Finally, we’ll mention something that absolutely everyone would like to have. It’s a kind of conversion which, of course, we’ve mentioned already, but it’s slightly different, so we’ll give it its own point! If you have an en suite already, then you’re pretty blessed, and you don’t know how lucky you are! The idea of getting up in the morning and being able to head to a restroom that’s personal to you is a luxury like no other. We all need to have our own personal needs met, and an en suite bathroom can do just that. If you have a spare room parallel or perpendicular to your bedroom, and it has no real purpose, then it’s worth considering! 

The work might be a little expensive, so it’s not something you should approach on a whim, but you’d be satisfied in the long run. An en suite bathroom isn’t just for overall contentment and comfort; it actually makes everything look a lot better, too. It gives your bedroom a new dimension.  



Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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