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Running Out of Space? Try Adding On

Carpenters adding on to the end of an exisiting home

Do you love your home but need more space? You may have a relative who needs a place to live. Perhaps you’re working from home and need an office space, but your home doesn’t have one.

You don’t want to deal with the hassle of buying a new home and moving, so what can you do? Why not try adding on to your home?

Home additions are an extensive project, but they aren’t impossible. As long as you have the space and can get the proper permitting, adding on to your home will give you the additional space you need. Let’s look at a few types of additions and their benefits.

A living room bump out addition demonstrating a cost effective way of adding on to your home
Living Room Bump Out Addition by T.W. Ellis

Different Types of Additions

There are a few different routes to take when it comes to a home addition. One option is called a bump-out. This is a small addition, usually only a few extra feet, that increases the amount of space a room in your home has.

A bump-out is an excellent option for a small bathroom since it would allow you to expand the shower size. They are also popular in kitchens that need more space. 

Another option for a smaller-scale addition is to enclose a porch or patio space. This addition is great for those who would like to enjoy the patio all year.

Adding heating and cooling will make the space more comfortable and practical. The newly enclosed space could become a reading room, an office, or a kid’s playroom.

If you need more space, consider a second-story addition. A second story could double the square footage of your home and allow you to add extra bedrooms, office spaces, bathrooms, and more! This is a huge undertaking and will take upwards of six months to complete.

The last type of addition we will look at is a garage conversion. While this is not actually adding to your home, a garage conversion repurposes an existing space. We would add systems like plumbing, heating, and cooling to the garage to use it as a bedroom, office, or home gym. We could also do a second story addition to a garage, a popular option for our clients who require a home office space.

Is Adding on to Your Home a Good Idea?

A home addition requires a significant investment. Depending on the scope of work, your home will be under construction for the better part of a year. So, is it worth it? Let’s look at some of the benefits of a home addition.

More Space

After the addition is complete, you’ll have the extra space you need, allowing you to feel more comfortable in your home.

Increased Home Value

The increased square footage and usable space will increase your home’s value. Plus, the addition could become a selling feature of your home when the time comes.

You won’t have to move! Shopping for a new home and listing your home for sale is so much work, and moving is not fun. You’ll avoid all of those headaches by building a home addition. Are you ready to talk about adding on to your home? We would love to help. Contact us to discuss your project.

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