Home Additions in Virginia
While some remodeling projects can free up space, home additions are the only projects that allow square footage to be added. When we meet with you, we will talk you through the different possibilities for your home. Take a look at some of our past home addition projects for inspiration and review the list of addition types below for additional information. We also offer home addition ideas and tips to help expedite your remodeling process.
If your family room is too small or you want an eat-in kitchen or a mudroom, a bump-out may be the way to go. Bump-outs are smaller sized additions that will add space to an existing room or rooms. A Bump-out’s square footage cost is usually higher than other types of additions but the overall project cost tends to be lower.
If you want to add on multiple rooms, you can consider a wing addition. Wings, such as an au-pair or in-law suite, can contain a bedroom, living area, and small kitchen. If you have the space on your property, a new wing can add a considerable amount of square footage and functionality. The cost can be significantly less than the moving or finding alternative housing for yourself or your parents.
If you have a small lot and a one or two-story home, a pop-up or second story addition might be the way to go. It allows you to take advantage of the free space above your house, avoiding zoning restrictions or the need to obtain a lot survey. This is a particularly good option for a one story ranch or rambler home that feels cramped. Also, by not having to do extensive foundation work, these additions tend to be quite cost effective.
Deck or Porch Addition
Decks and porches allow you to transition from the interior of your home to the outdoors. Today, some such structures are becoming elaborate outside rooms but you can also build a simple deck on a smaller budget or add a front porch to your home to increase its curb appeal. The return on a deck or porch addition is around 90 percent.
Many homeowners are adding on single rooms for home offices, bedrooms, home theaters, sun rooms and bathrooms. Family room additions are also very popular, allowing for more functional spaces off the kitchen.
If you need more square footage on multiple levels of your home, a two-story addition is the way to go. For example, you can add a garage on the first floor while adding a bedroom upstairs. Two-story additions can adjoin the existing house or can be connected by a short passageway. You also maximize the cost efficiency of the space by adding two levels that share the same roof and foundation.
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