Purposes Of Room Addition
- An office or study space.
- Additional storage space, especially if the property is close to a city center and has high property taxes.
- A separate formal dining area can double as an entertainment room when needed. Such additions typically feature higher ceilings, large windows, and elegant wall coverings. This design works well in houses with limited outdoor space for entertaining guests.
- A playroom or craft room for children or hobby enthusiasts interested in doing crafts or engaging in creative play such as painting, drawing, and playing games.
- A baby’s room for those parents who are anticipating the arrival of their new family member.
- Bedrooms or extra bedrooms to accommodate out-of-town guests and relatives.
- A workout space and a separate laundry room if you’re interested in staying fit and catching up on your weekly household chores simultaneously.
Types Of Room Addition By Space
This is a very common type of room addition created by building an extension or a conservatory onto a side or rear wall. The added space can range from as small as a single room up to something as significant as an additional floor for living space.
This type of addition to a home has become very popular over the last twenty years as homeowners want more available living space. It can increase the size of the existing bedrooms and create new ones. You should know that if your local planning authority doesn't require it, an architect will need to draw up plans for such renovations before work begins on site. Also, bear in mind that any changes to the structural integrity of your property could impact its market value down the line.
This is the rarest type of room addition because it involves building an entirely new annex to your property. You can take this design idea further by attaching an extra garage to the property or creating another house in the garden.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much space do I need for a room addition?
That depends on the specifics of your project, but as a general rule of thumb, you'd like to consider at least 10 square feet per occupant. If the room is going to be used for multiple purposes, such as an office and bedroom or living room and dining room, plan for even more space.
What are the typical costs associated with adding a room?
You should consider three major costs: construction labor, materials, and design fees. Construction labor is typically the most expensive cost since it accounts for nearly half of your overall project budget. Labor is often listed on price per square foot, so if you're adding 500 square feet to your home, this will dictate how much money goes toward construction work. Materials typically make up 30%-40% of total project costs, while design fees can be as little as 5%.
Can I suggest a design?
Yes. If you have ideas for a room addition, sketch them out yourself or hire an architect or designer to do it for you. But we have designs available that can be customized to your needs.