Types Of Home Addition Projects

There are many different types of home addition projects.

The most obvious ones are bathroom and kitchen additions where you add space to the busiest rooms in the house. Here are a few others:

Dormers

If your home had hair, then the dormer would be it's quiff. Dormers are the structural element that suddenly stick out from the plane of your neighbor's sloping roof during their loft conversion. They come in many varieties: gable dormers: hipped dormers; eyebrow dormers; shed dormers; wall dormers and several lesser known others.

Dormers are great for increasing usable floor space and attracting more natural light via the introduction of windows. Another bonus of a dormer is the creation of more headroom without having to alter your entire roof.

It's also fun to stand on your tip toes and look out over your neighborhood from a new perspective.

 

Second Story Additions

A second story addition is a cost effective way to add space to your home as you don't need to lay any new foundations. Be mindful however that replacing your roof may mean spending time with the in-laws until your home addition is at the waterproof stage.

 

Master Suite Additions

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, over your lifetime you'll spend 227,468 hours tucked up in bed and sound asleep.

Given an upscale master suite addition in New York costs around $282,754, that's just $1.24 per hour of sleep to have a giant bedroom with en-suite facilities bigger than your first apartment. Bargain when you think about it.

 

Additions For A New Kind Of Family

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. This cohort, faced with ever increasing and variable healthcare costs and dwindling retirement savings, are turning to shared housing models to help improve their quality of life as they age.

Adding or extending the house to help create a shared or multi-generational household will appeal more and more to buyers looking to make innovative use of their property in retirement.

 

Garage Conversions And Extensions

With the advent of ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, car ownership is taking a nose dive, especially among urban dwelling millennials, and so garage conversions are on the rise.

Garages conversions into bedrooms, home offices, game rooms, cinema rooms and the like are becoming more and more popular. Of course, if you do own a car or two, then a garage extension may be just the solutions you need to protect your cars from the elements and risk of theft.