Home & Room Additions
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.
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.
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.