Which Type of Home Addition Do You Want ?

In all likelihood, you love your home the way it is now, especially if it’s something that you built from the ground up. However, there almost always comes a time in a homeowner’s life the need to do something about their current home. Maybe you want to make it bigger for your growing family, or perhaps you’re planning to sell your home, and you want to up its value. A home addition is the answer for both, and more.

So which type of home addition would you want your trusted luxury home builder to construct for you? Here are some ideas.

Room addition

One of the most common home additions, a room addition puts an emphasis on making your house bigger by building a new room, which could be a bedroom, a dining area, or a living room. Compared to other types of home additions, a room addition tends to cost you more. Then again, it’s the size and scope of the project that will decide the total cost of the project.

Garage conversion

The cost of a garage conversion is typically lower than a full room addition, mainly because you won’t need to spend for a foundation, concrete flooring, walls, and a roof because they’re already there. You probably won’t have to spend money on an electrician because your garage probably already has lighting and electrical outlets. Do a garage conversion, and you can end up with a new living room or a bedroom.

However, you might want to rethink a garage conversion if you’re planning to sell a house. Converting your garage means you’re not going to have a garage anymore, and selling a house without one can prove to be tough. There are also aesthetic aspects to consider, like making the converted garage blend well with the design of the whole house.

Bump out

Another type of home addition that’s cheaper than a full room addition is the bump out, which can give you that much-needed space without spending a small fortune on it.

A bump out would be an excellent addition to an existing room. You can choose to build a two-foot-long “pop-out” that can give you the space you need for a closet or one that may reach up to 15 feet from your house.

A bump out in upper levels of your house is even less costly since no foundation work is required. You can also get more space if you cantilever a few feet more.

Sunroom addition

A sunroom is the home addition for you if you’re looking to let in more natural light. Also known as a solarium or a conservatory, a sunroom can be built on-site with aluminum, thermal-resistant glass, and other pre-fabricated materials. You can also opt to go for lumber, concrete, or anything that was used to build the main house itself. Use more glass, and you’ll be pushing down the cost of a sunroom some more.

With a sunroom addition, you will have a place that’s not only great for your plants especially when the weather turns nasty, but an excellent breakfast area as well. You can even work out there if you want. Of course, a sunroom would also allow you to stay indoors and enjoy the weather at the same time.

A home addition is essentially a remodel, and as such, it’s still going to need the necessary local permits before work can proceed. You may also want to check if there’s an active homeowner association or HoA where you live because its members do have a say on what you can or can’t do with your home.

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