Adding a room to a house is an effective way to improve a home’s livability – and resale value. But that doesn’t mean it’s always financially or structurally feasible. US News & World Report tapped the expertise of Taylor Johnson client MACK Investments to examine what homeowners should consider when contemplating an addition. With experience in redeveloping more than 1,200 single-family homes, MACK Investments suggests building out extra rooms in a basement, which can save anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of the cost of adding a room to the first or second floor of a home. Click here to read more considerations for making an addition to a home.