6. Don't Forget the Impact on Adjacent Spaces
This project isn't simply about adding on a room or two, of course. "You need to access the new space from inside, which typically calls for reconfiguring existing rooms and putting in a hallway, as we did here," says Brewster. Geoff and Michelle ultimately decided it was better to take on the bedroom addition while the rest of the house was also being revamped, instead of putting it off until a later date, as they'd considered. Look for the full details on their entire remodel in our May issue.