In the world of home renovations and construction work, there is quite a bit that a homeowner needs to understand about increasing the size as well as the property value of their home. When it comes to the property value itself, one of the best things a homeowner can do, is improve the aesthetics of the home. According to the team at Realty Improvements, known for the best home renovations NYC has to offer, one way is to paint the rooms and the property itself, both inside and outside, and add certain aesthetic features such as moldings and more. another aspect that can increase the property value is the flooring and improving things like adding wood or tile flooring in certain areas. Otherwise, doing work to the kitchen and bathrooms is a cheat code that every remodeler generally knows about. However, while these are all ways of increasing value, they don’t actually add any space or increase the number of rooms in the home. Room addition is another way to not only increase property value but to increase the square footage and increase the actual livable space in the home itself. a properly done room addition can come in a few basic types to address homeowners’ needs for living space, cost, and style. House additions range from low-cost, do-it-yourself sunrooms that only minimally can be called additions to expensive full-size conventional additions. Garage conversions can even legitimately be called additions since so much living area is added at once. Additions can cost as much as you want. Some even meet or exceed the cost of the main house itself. In this article, we will be exploring a few of the most common types of room additions.
· Basic House Addition
According to the team at Realty Improvements, known for the best home renovations NYC has to offer, a conventional house or room addition is a multi-room structure that is built onto the side of a house and which is permanently open to the main house. When built well enough, a house addition essentially blends into and becomes the house itself. A house addition can have many types of areas: great room, dining room, family room, bathroom, guest bedroom, or primary bedroom. Rarely is a kitchen added to the addition, unless the addition is intended to be an apartment. Though expensive, with costs rarely dipping below five figures in any market, full-size house additions typically return high value in relation to their building cost. The process of adding a conventional addition to your house is long and arduous. Often it helps to consider that you are basically building a mini-house, complete with all of the trappings of a house-build, good or bad: architect, contractor, permits, wiring, HVAC, plumbing, change orders, and more.
· Room Addition Known as a Bump Out
Another common type of home addition, and means of adding to the livable space in your home is known as a bump out. This is a single room structure built onto the side of a house meant for a single function, such as a bedroom or bathroom. Sometimes it only expands the size of a single room on the existing house. According to the team at Realty Improvements, the best remodeler for home renovations NYC has to offer, a room addition or house bump out is an addition scaled far down. It might be another 50 square feet added to your kitchen so that you can squeeze in a kitchen island. Or you might cantilever a few more feet out into thin air to turn a cramped dining area into a comfortable place to eat and socialize.
· Adding a Sunroom
This is a favorite of many homeowners, as it really does a lot for the property value, as well as the overall aesthetic of the house itself. A sunroom is an addition to the side of the house that is usually a supplemental living area. When you ask any home remodeler, sunrooms typically can be closed off from the main part of the house with doors. Sunrooms are not an alternative to a conventional addition. Smaller than a full-size addition, sunrooms are most often made of pre-fabricated materials such as aluminum and thermal-resistant glass and assembled on-site. Sometimes, sunrooms are stick-built from lumber, concrete, and other materials used to build the house itself, resulting in a solidly built living area that visually matches the existing house.
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