Are you looking for home addition ideas that will increase your square footage? If so, you’ve come to the right place. It simply doesn’t matter if you have a small house or a large one. The vast majority of homeowners could use some additional space. For example, you may need more living space, storage space, or both. In addition, adding rooms that include features that are desirable to home buyers tend to increase the value of your property. That’s a good thing even if you don’t plan to sell in the near future. However, before you start planning your addition, you should keep the following in mind.
It’s important to work with a professional builder that specializes in home renovation projects. They will handle all of the construction related tasks from the design phase to the completion of the project. Here are some home addition ideas that will increase your square footage. One of the most popular home additions is adding a second story to your house because it adds a great deal of square footage. In some cases, it can nearly double the size of your existing house. A second story also adds a significant amount of resale value to your property.
Before the planning or design stage begins, the builder or architect must determine whether or not your current home’s foundation and structure can actually handle a second story add on. Another popular home addition that adds significant square footage is adding a room over the garage. Building a bonus room, bedroom or apartment over a garage is the perfect way to add extra square footage without turning your entire home into a mess. In essence, with the foundation of the garage already in place, all you need are walls and a roof. Once the room is complete, you can rent it out or use it as a guest bedroom.
Keep in mind that certain additions like a new roof, fireproof drywall, and vapor barriers will be more expensive than other home addition projects. If you don’t currently have a garage at your property, you can add one with a room above it. That will provide you with a space to park your automobiles and or storage in addition to creating a brand-new room on the second floor. If your current kitchen and bathroom is on the smaller side, you can expand them as well. For example, remodeling your kitchen, even in a minor way, will add much needed space and provide a great return on investment.
We can expand your kitchen’s square footage by adding a bump-out addition that can be used as a walk-in pantry or breakfast nook. Increasing bathroom square footage can also add to the value of your home. We can add a half-bath in an underutilized small space like under the stairs, a closet, an attic bonus room, or a basement, or extend your master bathroom in order to include space for a soaking tub or dual sinks.
For more information about home additions that will increase your square footage, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.