Home additions may be required for various reasons. It may be as a result of a need for more living space, to change the style of a building, or as a cost-saving strategy. The scope of a home addition project may also vary from case to case. It can be anything from a simple bump-out to a full-size room addition. These factors and other considerations determine how much your home and room additions will cost and how the project will be executed.
Should I Add To My House?
Whether you are simply bumping out a room or repurposing your garage, home addition is almost always an investment. However, this is not always the case. A need for space is the most common reason for a home addition. If your home is a permanent residence or you do not plan to move away for many years. Then, adding a new room to the building might be a great idea. However, if you will be selling the house soon, a room addition may impact the resale value of the building, especially if not well-thought-out. A quality and well-executed home addition may increase the value of a house in case of a future sale. And if in any case you decided to add room in you backhouse, you can read the tips for creating the perfect back house room addition.
Conventional House Addition
A conventional house addition is a full-blown home addition that involves the addition of a multi-room structure built into the side of a building and permanently open to the rest of the house. A well-executed house addition should blend into the house perfectly and may even be used to improve the style of the structure. You may request a conventional house addition to add a dining room, bedroom, guest room, or bathroom to your building. It’s always the best decision to hire a professional room addition contractor for this kind of job.
Room Addition or Bump Out
As the name implies, a room bump out involves expanding the size of an existing room or adding a single room structure to the side of your building. A room bump-out is a less comprehensive project and will also cost less since it is a sort of scaled-down house addition. It is typically carried out to create more space especially to a cramped interior space or to allow the addition of a new home fixture. For instance, you may bump out your kitchen to allow you to squeeze in a kitchen island.
A garage conversion is a common home addition project. If you have a garage attached to your home, the idea of converting it into a living space has probably crossed your mind already. For a garage conversion, the basic structure of a room (walls, foundation, flooring, and roof) are already present. You may have some extra elements like electricity and windows in place already as well. A drywall conversion may involve replacing the regular garage door for a wall, changing the flooring, installing a ceiling, and add in plumbing and HVAC systems. However, a garage conversion must be well-thought-out since homes with no garages are typically more difficult to sell.