Building Out From your Home

Bump Out Additions

A bump out addition is a great way to add extra space to your home without breaking the bank. These additions are usually much smaller than a traditional addition, and can often be built using existing walls and floors. As a result, they are much more affordable than a full-scale addition. Additionally, bump out additions can be designed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your home, making them a great option for those who want to avoid a major renovation. Whether you’re looking for an extra bedroom, bathroom, or just some extra storage space, a bump out addition can be a great solution.


Sunroom additions are a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to deal with the elements. They provide a space where you can relax and enjoy the sun, while still being protected from the wind, rain, and snow. Sunrooms can be a great addition to any home, and they be designed in a variety of styles and sizes to fit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a place to entertain guests or simply want a comfortable place to relax, a sunroom can provide the perfect solution. In addition, sunrooms are an excellent way to bring natural light into your home, making them ideal for plants and flowers. 

Construct a Room Over the Garage

A second-story garage addition with additional rooms or apartments can give you more space for living. The garage is already anchored to the ground, which means that it  provides a good foundation to build on. After completion, it can also be rented or used as a guest bedroom.

In-law apartment

An in-law apartment, also known as a granny flat, is a self-contained living space that is typically located within the main house. In-law apartments are often used to provide independent living for elderly parents or grown children, but they can also be rental units or guest rooms. Regardless of their purpose, in-law apartments typically include a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living area. While they are generally smaller than the main house, in-law apartments offer a degree of privacy and independence that is not always possible in a multi-generational household. 


Although most homes have entrance areas, adding a mudroom is a useful way to organize shoes, coats, sports equipment, pet supplies, and bags into a single room. Installation of wall hooks or storage cabinets can provide additional storage and visual appeal. If you have room, a mudroom shower or sink is ideal for rinsing off muddy pets and outwear, and it can help you keep the rest of your home clean.

Great Ideas for Increasing Your Home’s Square Footage with An Existing Room

If you’re looking to save money, converting a room with an existing roof and walls is a good way to go. You won’t be adding square footage like you would with bump outs, but a new space with some clever storage space can help you maximize the existing square footage of your home.

Convert your front porch or back deck into a sunroom

You’ve got the space already, so why not convert a deck into additional square footage that you can use all throughout the year? Your sunroom can become an additional living space with light fixtures, comfortable furniture, and ample seating. If you’re interested in a glass ceiling, we can help ensure that your roof is able to hold the weight of the snow in the winter.

Enclose A Covered Deck with A Ceiling

A covered deck is a perfect way to extend your living space and enjoy the outdoors, no matter the weather. By adding a roof, you can keep your deck dry and comfortable in the rain, sun, or snow. Covered decks also provide an additional level of protection from insects and other pests. Because they are set up off the ground, covered decks are a great way to enjoy views that would otherwise be obstructed. Whether you’re looking to entertain guests or simply relax with a book, a covered deck is a great addition to any home.

How To Complete A Home Addition While Living At Home

Don’t have the money for a bump out addition and don’t want to move out while your renovations are completed? That’s totally understandable – here are some ideas to add square footage without leaving home.

Include a modular home addition

Modular additions are fabricated rooms added to exterior homes to form second stories. It’s an important building development for the construction of homes on a one-story site. They are 10-20% more cost efficient than standard home additions and are built outside of your home, eliminating the need to live in a constant construction zone.

Finish a garage

If you’re not currently using your garage for much, why not consider converting all or part of it into livable space? It’s a great way to add a bedroom or bathroom without the cost of a full addition.

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