Use What You Already Have
While technically not an addition, finishing unused space you already have can give you the room you need. An attic can be turned into an additional bedroom, a playroom, or home office provided there is enough head room. A garage can be converted into an additional bedroom or, if it is single story and the foundation is solid, you can build UP to create new space above it. A detached garage can make an excellent in-law or teenager suite or be turned into a studio apartment that can be rented out in the future. And finishing a basement, like this one in Folsom (Right), can be used to add a small apartment, game room, gym, home theater, or extra bedrooms.
Bump-outs are small home additions that literally bump out from an existing exterior wall. A bump out addition can give you additional space you need by allowing you to expand your kitchen, pantry or eating area, or give you the space for a bathroom, powder room, or laundry room.
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
While you may already have a patio or porch, your family will likely get more use from a sunroom, especially if it is heated and cooled for year-round use. Sunrooms usually have lots of windows and are a great way to bring “the outdoors in” with lots of natural light and houseplants. They can be used for entertaining, as a family room, a dining space.
There are certainly other options and uses for home additions, but these are the most common and most popular. And a lot of what can be done depends on local building codes, the structural elements of the home, and additional needed preparations. To discuss whether a home addition is the right choice for your needs, feel free to contact us and set up an appointment. We are always more than happy to answer your questions about the pros and cons of a home addition and help you determine what works best for you and your needs.
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