Get More Space with Room Additions for Your Home
Room additions take on many forms and are a great way to add space to your home. They can be a cost effective way to extend space by adding a simple room. Bring a bathroom with a Jacuzzi and shower into the mix and you’ve got a master bedroom on the first floor. Add onto the kitchen and you’ve created a spacious area for family gatherings and entertaining friends.
If there is no room to go out then go up by adding a story onto the house. Maybe you just need a little extra room to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. If that’s the case, a sun room can be a great solution. Any of these ideas and many more can be just what you are looking for in adding living space to your home.
Basic Room Addition
The basic room addition is a great solution for the needs of a growing family, whether it’s a family growing in number or growing in age. A simple room addition consisting of three new walls, a foundation, floors, a ceiling, and a roof, can create a space for family and friends to gather for television, games, conversation, or all of the above.
Most older two-story homes were built with all the bedrooms on the second floor. This can be inconvenient and create many trips up and downstairs for everything from laundry to a late-night snack.
In most cases, an additional room, master bath, and sizable walk-in closet can be added to the home creating a much more usable master bedroom.
A kitchen is often the central gathering place in a home. We have living rooms that are made for gathering, but how many times have you found yourself in the living room talking at someone’s home? So many times, it’s the kitchen that we find ourselves drawn to.
Interestingly enough, in many homes this idea was completely ignored by the original designer and space was not adequately distributed. Adding space to a kitchen can be one of the most dramatic and rewarding enhancements you can do to your home.
The modern bathroom has so many options that it is often a major challenge to fit everything today’s homeowner wants into a space designed twenty, thirty, or even eighty years ago. When that is the case, adding a few (or more) feet to the bathroom can make all the difference in the world.
A tub and shower unit can become a Jacuzzi with a shower. A single bowl lavatory can become a double bowl with plenty of storage space for bath products.
Raise the Roof
When more room is needed, but for one reason or another you can’t get it by going out, then go up, and raise the roof. Adding a story to a home is often one of the most cost-effective ways to gain livable square footage as well. The space available is often much more than could be added by going out, giving the homeowner options they would never have had with a traditional room addition.
Sunrooms and All-Season Rooms
Sunrooms have come a long way since the early days when they resembled boxes stuck on the back of a house. Today’s sunrooms and all-season rooms are designed to blend with the architecture of your home.
The options are numerous when it comes to both exterior and interior design. The insulation properties of modern sunrooms are impressive and work to keep the temperature inside consistent without overworking your air conditioner or furnace.