HOME ADDITIONS IN FENTON
Home Addition Locations
There are a couple of options when it comes to adding more space to your home. If the lot your home sits on is large enough, simply expanding outward could be a great option, however if you live on a lake, it’s possible that your only option is to build up.
If you’re looking to add space to your home in terms of bedrooms or living space, building up is an excellent option. The square footage of your home would increase by adding a second or third story to your home. Building up is also likely the only option to add space to your home if you face restrictions because of your lot size. Many lake homes have smaller lots and therefore can’t be built wide. Instead adding up will give you the space you need and a better view!
If you don’t want to add the hassle of a staircase to your home and your lot size allows, bumping out your home addition might be the right choice for you. Bump outs are great for adding more kitchen space, expanding or adding a master suite, and even for extra living space such as a den, home office, or sunroom.
Types of Additions
Is your home on the older side? Does the cramped kitchen have you ordering takeout more than you’d like? If so, a kitchen addition could help bring that spark for cooking and hosting back into your life. Typical kitchen bump outs would include removing a wall and expanding the square footage to your desired size, framing the new space, and finishing it to meet your kitchen dream goals.
Master Suite Addition
A master suite is a special place for you to relax and unwind after a hard day, and a space for you to start your morning off on the right foot. If you don’t have a master suite, an addition can help you get the space you’ve earned. If you already have a master suite, but the space feels tight, an addition can help you achieve the elbow room that makes it comfortable to start and end your day there. A master suite addition typically would include adding space for a walk-in closet with optional washer and dryer hookups, adding or expanding the master bathroom to include the features you need, and expanding the footprint of the bedroom to ensure you have enough space.
Similar to a master suite, adding a bathroom to a house could be expanding a current bathroom that feels too small, or it could be adding on a whole new space to your home. There are many reasons people take on a bathroom addition, but function is usually at the top of the list. The function of your bathroom is important and needs to meet your family’s lifestyle. For example, if you have small children but only space for a shower in your bathroom, you may want to consider a bathroom addition to add a tub.
Bathroom additions are also common when remodeling for aging-in-place. Some of these features include adding a wider door, a curbless shower, and more space for a walker or wheelchair. Finally, if your family is growing and you just can’t function with the number of bathrooms in your home already, adding a whole new bathroom to your home may be the best option.
Mother In-law Suite Addition
As needs of your loved ones change it can be a difficult decision to leave them alone in their home. Taking on a mother in law suite addition gives you the option to have your loved one close while still allowing them to be as independent as possible. Mother in law suites can also be used for rental income, a place for grown children, or an inviting guest space. It’s important to think about your needs now and in the future to make sure your home is functional for your lifestyle now and down the road.
Home Office Addition
A home office and a dedicated workspace at your house has become more important than ever to a productive career. Imagine a space where you can close off from the rest of the home and be productive throughout the day without distractions from your family going about their daily routines. If your home doesn’t currently have the footprint to make this dream a reality, a home office home addition could be the right option to give you the space you’ve earned.
Family Room Addition
A family room addition will add livable space to your home for whatever activities you choose. Depending on your family’s lifestyle, maybe you’d like a game room, or home theater, but your current space can’t accommodate that. Adding on to your home is the perfect way to marry more space with the things your family loves to do when you spend time together.
How Much Does an Addition Cost?
As always with home construction, it’s difficult to know exactly how much your home addition will cost without talking to a builder and explaining everything you’re looking for in your home addition. The cost of your home addition will also depend heavily on whether or not you build up, bump out, and the type of home addition you’re looking to add. For example, adding living space will cost less than adding onto a kitchen or bathroom because kitchens and bathrooms have much more plumbing and electrical work than a standard living space.
To give you a better idea of how much your home addition will cost before talking with a remodeler, we’ve pulled some average numbers that might help. In general people in and around Fenton pay between $48,000 and $200,000 depending on the addition and features included. Another way to approach the cost is via how many square feet you’re adding to your home. Based on the size of the room, the type of the addition, and the materials used, you’re looking at $74 – $200 per square foot of your home addition.
Ready to Start Your Addition Project?
We make sure your addition project yields exactly what you’ve been dreaming of for your home. If you have questions about the cost or want to know more about the process of a kitchen remodel, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our contact page. We’re happy to help you get started on the home of your dreams.