We have been having a lot of discussions with homeowners in Northern Virginia about how to add value to their home with a pop top remodel.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, a pop top is where you expand the amount of livable space in your home primarily by building vertically rather than horizontally.  This has the huge advantage of allowing you to get more square footage in your home regardless of the size of your lot’s footprint.

But sometimes a difficult question comes up — homeowners sometimes want to know exactly how much value you can add to your house with a pop top.  This is not a straightforward question, because it depends on many factors. Even though we can’t give you a formula for determining the value that a project will add to your home without seeing it, here are some of the things you should consider:

  • How much livable space does your home currently have?

  • What is your current approximate home value?

  • What type of rooms are you adding to your home with the pop top?

  • How much square footage are you adding as a percentage to your home?

Once you have thought through those questions, we can make a reasonable assessment about what type of value your project will add to your home.  As always with real estate, you’ll need to understand that the market is affected at the local-level and the macro-level, so some factors are going to be outside of your control.

But we have found that as long as you and your family are personally thrilled with your home, then the project will be a success.  If you’re interested in discussing the details of your next home project, we hope you’ll get in touch with us.