Adding space onto your home is a great way to increase the living area you have, while also staying in the home you love. There are many types of additions you can build, depending on your budget and what you’re looking for. Discovering the various types of home additions you can construct can assist you with making a plan on what your next steps will be. Whether you want a do it yourself project or you need a construction team, these additions all add space and value to your current residence.
Convert the Garage Space
Your garage space already has an outline of what you need for a room. It offers a floor, walls and a ceiling. Some of them already have windows and your electricity is already installed. This is an easier conversion as you need to just insulate the walls and bring in elements of comfort such as flooring and replace your garage door with a solid wall. One downside to this type of addition is that It can be difficult to make the conversion blend seamlessly in the home. It will depend on how your garage was built in the first place. You’ll also need to bring in plumbing and your HVAC system to the garage as well.
“Bump Out” or Addition of a Room
When you need to add on a single room for a singular purpose, this is the way to go. This type of home addition is seen when an extra bathroom or bedroom is needed. This will require a full build as it involves adding another section onto your home. It also requires a new roofline and will change the look of your current home slightly. This can sometimes be as simple as expanding an area inside a current room. For example, you may want to add 20 or 30-feet to your kitchen or master bedroom area. This type of build is less expensive than your full add-on projects.
This type of addition is essentially building a smaller house on to the one you currently own. It requires more planning and the assistance of an architect, construction team, and the works. It is quite costly, but it means you can add substantial amounts of space to your current residence. For example, it may need to add a mother-in-law suite to your home. You can add bedrooms, kitchen, and bathroom together to help your guests always feel at home. This process, however, is quite costly and will take a longer time to complete.
Typically, these smaller additions are made with prefabricated material and are essentially closed off from your main living areas. The materials are all assembled on-site and added to your home. The door to the main home can be opened and allow you to walk through easily into the area. These are lovely, relaxing areas that can be added to your home without as many regulations as other additions. Because these spaces are not living spaces year-round, you can use a variety of materials not allowed in other builds.
Contact Us Today
These four ways of adding to your home not only add space but overall value. You can increase the space you have without having to move into another home. If you’re interested in building an addition on your home, reach out to our team at Berglund Homes today by calling us at (781) 879-3406 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your home addition construction needs!