Garage Second Floor Addition Contractor For Above Garage Additions Whether it’s an extra bedroom, a combined mudroom-laundry room, or an in-law suite, many homeowners would like to add space to their existing house. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. It’s hard to know where to start when you’re looking to add more living space to your home. You could expand outwards, but that can be expensive and disruptive (not to mention that your property may not have the room). What if there was a way to keep your home’s existing footprint while creating extra space? The answer may be right above your garage ceiling. An above garage addition might be the perfect spot for a new guest room, man cave, or bedroom addition. Our team of experienced contractors can complete the job quickly and without disruption, so you can start enjoying your new space right away. Get started on your addition The Benefits of Adding a Guest Room Above A Garage Adding a room above your garage has numerous advantages. Here are some of the most important considerations to make when deciding whether or not to construct a guest room: More Space with No Additional Footprint The main advantage of adding an above-garage extension is that it doesn’t change the size of a property. Rather than expanding out, you may simply extend the current structure of your home by building upward. The garage’s existing framing, along with the exterior walls and garage ceiling, are useful for tying the new room into the existing structure. As a result, the size of your lawn and house square footage remains unchanged. Cost Savings Per Square Footage The additional space can be used for anything from a game room to a home gym. When you build a living area over your garage, you don’t have to worry about disturbing an existing finished area below, since the structural modifications, such as new support posts, beams, and concrete foundations, are all optional. Positive Impact on Curb Appeal Over-the-garage improvements have a significant influence on the size and appearance of your home. We can tie the new extension into your home’s style, while making sure everything meets the building codes. Installing a well-finished garage bonus room, given the size of a typical two-car garage (12 feet by 20 feet), can significantly improve the aesthetic appeal and the resale value. Detached Garage vs Above Garage Addition Building a detached garage is a great way to add extra storage, a guest room, a home gym, office, or a new hobby room. When you build up, you are limited to the space that you have available. However, when you build out, you can create a larger space that can be used for multiple purposes. By building a detached garage, you can make the most of your available space and create an additional living area that can be used for many different purposes. It May Be Better To Add A Room Above A Detached Garage If you have the room, building above a detached garage is even more beneficial than building on one. Since detached garages are farther from the home, you’ll experience less disruption during the construction of your new space. You’ll also have a private, quiet space for a workshop or studio area. You could have plenty of space to work on projects and would not have to worry about making too much noise. Alternatively, you might use your detached garage as a storage area for seasonal things like garden equipment or holiday decorations, while maintaining a clear area in the garage for cars. A Garage Addition Adds Home Value and Extra Space Depending on how much space you have, a bonus room addition or extra bedroom will provide more space in your home, while also adding resale value. Additional bedrooms and bathrooms will always be a value add to prospective buyers, especially if they add square footage to the home without taking up yard space or encroaching on the property line.