Is Your Dream Home Just a Room Addition Away?

Love your home but running out of space?

Have you reached the daunting dilemma of deciding whether you should buy your dream house or transform your current home into that dream? Maybe a new family member has arrived. Or maybe you’re tired of cramming your family into a tiny kitchen. 

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Whether the decision is something you’ve long considered, or something that’s been thrust upon you by an expanding family, let the professionals at Knot Just Decks provide the helping hand you’re looking for. We’ll help you design a room addition that fits both your home and your budget.

Build Out or Build Up?

When adding a room to your home, you typically have two options:  Build out or build up.

Building out usually involves adding a room at ground level. It’s one of the most popular types of additions. This option increases the footprint of your home (by extending the house’s perimeter outward), while offering minimal disruption to the rest of the home.

Things to consider when building out include:

  • Kitchen AdditionThe cost of pouring a new foundation
  • The loss of yard or property space
  • The possible requirement of a zoning variance (depending on local regulations)

If you want to expand your living space without increasing your home’s footprint, building up is a great option. For this type of addition, a room is added to your home’s second story, or an entire second story is added onto your one-story home.

While you won’t need to create a new foundation when building up, your contractor may need to strengthen the existing foundation in order to support the extra weight.

Other considerations when building up include:

  • You should check with local ordinances regarding potential height limits for your home
  • You’ll need to add a staircase, which typically uses up 80 to 120 square feet of living space.

Let Us Add Value to Your Home

A well-planned and impactful home addition will pay for itself time and time again. What kind of room addition are you considering? A man cave? An extra bedroom? A quiet getaway room? We can make it happen.

When you’re ready to add on to your home, give us a call. We’re ready when you are.