Stunning Home Additions You’ll LoveCapitol Design Build
Are you considering an addition to your home? This can be a smart investment, increasing your square footage and adding value to your home. What kind of home addition should you choose? Additions can be large or small, and for many additions, you can get about a 60 percent return on investment. Here are some great examples of home additions.
- An addition with glass walls can make a big impression. By minimizing wall space and installing floor-to-ceiling windows, you can create a stunning impression that makes the most of natural light.
- Enclosing a porch can give you useable guest space. A covered patio or screened porch can make a great addition if you can use the existing roof to maintain your roofline. Whether you need guest space or extra living space, this can be the perfect way to create an addition while maintaining your home’s existing footprint and architectural integrity.
- A small bump-out can make a big difference in a house. A bump-out, also known as a micro-addition, usually adds around 100 square feet to a home, though some bump-outs are much smaller. While they don’t add much square footage, they can make a huge impact by opening up a cramped room or providing just a little bit more functional space. A bump-out can add a small room or just add more space to an existing room, and often doesn’t require a foundation because of its small size. Another benefit is that no additional HVAC services. Bump-outs can be used for things like adding a bathtub to an existing bathroom that only has a shower, extending a kitchen to provide space for a breakfast nook, or adding a window seat with bookshelves.
- An outdoor entry can become a functional mudroom. By using the foundation that already exists to support the rear porch, you can save money and avoid increasing the original footprint of the home. A mudroom adds value to the house, especially in a region that gets a lot of snow.
- Add a deck to improve a second story addition. Building up and creating a second-story addition can be a great way to gain some space, but sometimes homeowners are left with wasted space on the roof beside the addition. One great solution is to create a deck that’s accessible from that upstairs room. This gives you additional useable space and will net a return on investment of about 72 percent.
- There are different options for a sunroom. A sunroom can beautifully bridge the indoors and outdoors, as well as provide more living space. Because building codes often don’t require a sunroom to have electricity or HVAC services, it can be substantially less expensive than a traditional addition. Sunrooms can be custom-built or prefabricated, with prefabricated sunrooms constructed from kits. Prefab is less expensive than custom-built, but a well-built custom sunroom will provide a greater return on investment if you decide to sell the house.
- Sometimes you don’t have to add on to create more room. If you have the budget for a whole-house renovation, your home may be able to be reconfigured to provide additional space within the existing square footage.
Whether your renovation is large or small, Capitol Design Build can help. We’ve been performing custom remodeling since 1989 and building custom, high-end homes in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for 29 years. We serve businesses and individuals in Virginia, Washington D.C, and Maryland, meeting every need from kitchen renovation and bathroom remodeling to custom home design and building. With experience spanning many disciplines, including engineering, design, remodeling, construction, and customer service, we look forward to working with you. Feel free to shop our website, call us at (703) 436-6919, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation estimate.