If you're looking to create more space in your home, an addition is more cost-effective than looking for a new larger home. You can enjoy added square footage without breaking the bank.
Moreover, home addition significantly increases your home's value. Thus, it's a good investment if you intend to sell your home in the future. Here are four types of room additions you may consider for extra space.
A bump-out is simply a single room structure attached to the side of your house. It is designed to serve a specific function, like a bathroom or bedroom, or to expand the size of an already existing room.
In most cases, bump-outs are small in size. You may add a 50 square foot kitchen addition to accommodate some new cabinets or a sink. However, despite being small, they often require a new roofline and are subject to building permits, codes, and inspections. Therefore, it's important you work with professional remodeling contractors for a smooth, hassle-free process.
Adding a sunroom can elevate your home to a whole new level. This is a room designed to let in lots of natural light, giving you space to sit and relax with your loved ones during weekends.
You can build your sunroom on the front entryway or even enclose an existing porch. When it comes to materials, most people choose pre-fabricated materials like thermal-resistant glass and aluminum. But you also have the option of building yours from concrete, lumber, or even other materials used in the main house.
A mudroom can have numerous benefits in your home. You can use it to store coats, shoes, and backpacks. It's also a convenient place to leave your dirty boots when coming in from a walk or even wash your dog's dirty paws before entering the living room.
Depending on your reasons for having the mudroom, you can add storage space by installing shelves, lockers, benches with drawers, and cubbies. You may also want a utility sink to make your cleanups easier.
If you have recently disposed of your car or have another parking space, you may convert your garage into a living space. You can do this by covering the garage door with a wall, adding flooring, and installing a ceiling.
The good thing with garage conversions is that the basic structure, including walls, roof, and foundation, is already there. Other elements needed for a living space like windows and electricity may also be in place. Hence, the cost of the project may be low compared to other types of home additions.