Home additions come in a few basic types to address homeowners' needs, costs, and lifestyle. Additions to the house range from inexpensive solar decks to garage conversions, these can even be called additions since so much living space is added at once. Additions can cost as much as you want. Some even meet or exceed the cost of the main home.
There are several ways to build an addition in your home, mainly they are the following:
- Addition inside a conventional house:
An addition to a conventional house is a multi-room structure that is built primarily on the side of a house and that is permanently open to the main house. When built well enough, the addition of a house essentially blends in and becomes the house itself.
On the other hand, a home addition can have many types of areas, for example, a living room, dining room, bathroom, guest bedroom, or master bedroom. Rarely is a kitchen added to the addition, unless the addition is intended to be an apartment.
Another of the additions in homes very commonly is room addition.
It should be mentioned that this type of project is a single room structure built on the side of a house. That is, it is intended for a single function, such as a bedroom or bathroom. On the other hand, sometimes this type of project only enlarges the size of a single room in the existing house.
Ordinarily, room addition or house addition is a very small addition. That is why the extension or downsizing of addition within a home depends on the square footage within a home.
A conversion in this part of the house is an attachment for one or two vehicles that have been converted into a living space by adding flooring, replacing the garage door with a solid wall, and installing a roof. Typically garage conversions are converted to living rooms or bedrooms.
Garages are tempting to turn into living spaces. The basic structure consisting of walls, foundations, concrete floors, and a roof is already there. In addition, some of the necessary elements for living spaces, such as electricity and a couple of windows, are already or partially installed. Some garages already have drywall in the studs, leaving one less task to do. But garage conversions can have some drawbacks. For one thing, it can be difficult to aesthetically and functionally blend the conversion with the rest of the home. Major systems like plumbing are usually not in place, so they will need to be installed. Garage conversions have a low resale value and homes without garages are more difficult to sell.