Five Types of Home Additions

DATE: Thursday, October 13, 2022

There comes a point in most homeowners’ lives where they simply wish that their current residence just had a little more space. When it comes to adding valuable square footage to one’s home, many are left scratching their heads when asking “where” and “how.” No worries! Our years of experience equips us to come up with creative solutions when it comes to finding space for your place. We will work with you every step of the way, from planning and design all the way through execution and completion, ensuring that the end result is exactly what you envisioned.

Every addition is unique. However, most projects fit into one of these five categories:

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Sun Rooms


If you’re looking for a more affordable way to add extra space to your home for relaxing or entertaining, consider a sunroom! Sunrooms are typically more affordable than conventional stick-built additions, and you can save even more if you choose to construct yours for three-season use. Plus, sunrooms let in lots of natural light and can provide stunning views of your surroundings – making them the perfect spot to relax or entertain guests.


Bump Outs


If you’re considering a micro-addition to your home, a bump-out addition is generally the way to go. Cantilevered off of the existing foundation, it’s similar to a balcony and doesn’t require any additional foundation work. Plus, it usually doesn’t need to be tied into the existing roofline and typically doesn’t require any adjustments to the heating or cooling system. All in all, a bump-out addition is a great way to add some extra space without going through too much hassle or expense.


Over Garage Additions


Over-Garage Additions: If you’re considering building an addition above your garage, there are many benefits to consider. Not only will it add valuable square footage to your residence, but it can also enhance the curb appeal of your home. This is because garages often face the street, so paying attention to details like gables and windows is important to ensure they don’t clash with the current structure. Plus, adding an addition can increase the value of your home if you ever decide to sell in the future. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your home both aesthetically and functionally, building an addition above your garage is a great option!


Finished Basements


If you’re looking to reclaim some extra space in your home, a basement can be a great option. But it’s important to keep a few things in mind when considering this type of project. For one, basement ceilings are often quite low – as low as 7-feet tall in some cases. Additionally, there may be obstacles like wiring or ductwork that could get in the way of your drywall ceiling. And finally, moisture is always something to consider with any basement project – you don’t want your newly finished space to flood or receive water damage. Our experts can help you navigate all of these challenges and more, delivering the finished basement of your dreams.

Attic Conversions


Unlike basements, attics are generally dry and don’t contain any mechanical appliances for the home (boilers, water heaters, furnaces). This makes them a prime candidate for reclaiming space that already exists in one’s home. Of course, there are many building codes to negotiate – especially if one desires to convert an attic into an additional bedroom. Our experts can navigate all these challenges and more so you don’t have to.

If you’re looking for a team of experts to add some finished space to your home, look no further than our team at Stately. We can build your addition, finish your basement, or remodel your attic to the highest standards of construction and quality. The first step is getting a consultation and estimate from us. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll arrange for one of our experts to visit your home free of charge!

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