At Topp Remodeling & Construction, we’re here to serve as your one-stop shop for all home additions and home remodeling needs. Our general contractors have assisted numerous clients with a variety of home addition needs, from simple conversions up to entire room additions within the interior of a home.
The term “home addition” is a wide-ranging one that covers several potential sub-categories throughout the space. What are some of the most common designations and room types often considered for home additions? We’ll go over each of the most popular you might be thinking about in this two-part blog series.
Full Room Addition
When you generally think about a room addition, this is probably the sort of thing that comes to your mind first. The full room addition refers to an entire new, functional space within the home, adding significant square footage and potentially several other fixtures.
Generally, a room addition can feature a wide range of different room types. New bedrooms are very popular, as are guest bedrooms, home theaters, home dens or offices, home gym facilities or others. If you have the time and budget, there are very few room types you can’t achieve as part of a home addition.
We wanted to reserve a specific section for bathroom additions, which are one of the single most common room addition types found in homes. This is for several reasons, but one of the top ones is the way bathrooms raise home value – they often offer a far greater ROI than their initial cost would suggest, a major factor for those considering property value and a potential sale at any point in the future.
Per data from the National Association of Home Builders, a new full bathroom addition can boost a home’s value by up to 20%. Even just a half-bath addition can increase value by up to 10%.
For those looking for a solid home addition but lacking the space for an entire full room addition, the bump out is one of the top alternatives. This is a form of room addition often used in a kitchen remodel, but possible in several areas of the home, that involves extending or adding square footage to a room that already exists.
One great example of a bump out is a window seating area you might see in certain homes – this doesn’t add much square footage necessarily, but often opens up the room in meaningful ways. There are several great themes for bump outs depending on your needs.
For more on the various room types available for a home addition, or to learn about any of our general contractor services, speak to the staff at Topp Remodeling & Construction today.