Types of Home Additions To Expand Your Space

Home additions

Often a need for more space arises when a family has grown. A new member of the family will need a new room, or maybe some old relatives are moving back in and you’ll need another bathroom! Other reasons for home additions may be for business purposes, such as adding a home office.

If you are looking to add some extra space in your home, then consider these types of home additions:

  1. Room Addition

    A room addition can be one or more rooms that are built onto one or more sides of your current home.

    • Pros
      Room additions are perfect for creating much needed space if you need an extra bed-room, office or bathroom. Some extra rooms can have a bathroom suite added as well. They are one of the most popular types of home additions.
    • Cons
      Building a room addition is often a much bigger project than people expect- almost equivalent to constructing a new house. You will need an architect and/or general contractor to design and manage the construction of the room. It can also take up a lot of garden space, so another option may be to build it as a double story house, so that you can still have the extra room, while saving some garden space.

  2. Bump Out Edition

    A bump out addition is an expansion of an already existing room.

    • Pros
      A bump out can be a very aesthetically pleasing addition to your home, while also increasing the total square footage of your home. There are a variety of things a homeowner can do with a bump-out from adding additional sunlight, to built-in tables, window-seats and cupboards.
    • Cons
      The only major disadvantage to a bump out is that is can be expensive for the amount of square footage you obtain – sometimes is it more cost-effective to build an additional from than to add the bump-out.

  3. Garage Conversion

    A garage conversion involves converting your garage space into a living space/room.

    • Pros
      Converting a garage saves on extra costs, as it already has a roof, usually insulated walls and a few plugs!
    • Cons
      Garages usually serve mainly a functional purpose, and so they are not often built to look aesthetically pleasing. The converted garage may look great on the inside as a new living space, but the outside it difficult to change/improve. In addition, a home with an added garage is more valuable than a home without.

Now that you have an idea of the different types of home additions that are available for you, contact us to get started. With the help of Miller Construction and Design, you can make your home a better place. We cover Boca Raton, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale areas and are committed to providing our clients with professional courteous service.

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