It’s possible to spend hundreds of thousands on a dream home and still not have enough space. Either you have a huge kitchen and small bedrooms or the opposite.
Balance things out by creating space. Learn how to add a room to a house.
Adding an additional room creates a luxurious look to a standard built home. You can add luster to your master bedroom, especially if the original build was small. If you plan to take care of a parent, the extra room spares your privacy.
It’s also an opportunity to make money. Rent the room out to local college students and pay for your next vacation.
Need a bit more space? You don’t have to buy a new house. All you have to do is build a new room. Keep reading to learn how to add a room to a house.
How to Add a Room to a House? Enclose the Patio
A simple move like enclosing a patio adds more room than you’d ever expect. The cheapest way to start is by screening the patio.
Build a frame around the patio from top to bottom. Use wall frames if you want to take the addition up a notch.
Add wooden screen doors to give it the feel of a room. Next, add some shades. Shades provide an extra level of privacy. If you decide to use the enclosed patio as a sitting room, you won’t have to worry about peepers.
If your patio doesn’t have a roof, no worries. There are cost-effective ways of adding a roof the DIY route.
The average square footage of modern-built homes is around 2,500 square feet. That sounds great until you enter the home and realize the inner design makes the home smaller than advertised.
There’s an easy fix to add more room. Take a room in the house and add a bump-out. A bump-out is a space built into the structure of another space in the house. You can add it to extend space in your master bedroom or family room.
It’s an easy addition that’s no more than 3ft x 15ft and adds another 45 to 50 square feet to a room. You won’t have to pay the full price of regular room addition either.
Add a Dormer
So your kid’s graduating from college, and you turned their room into your new office. No sweat. Don’t pay the cost of putting them up in an apartment right away. Add a dormer in the attic.
From the outside, it looks like a fancy window at the top of your home. On the inside, it does so much more. Adding a dormer creates living space in an attic. It makes it habitable.
You can use it as an extra bedroom—one that resembles a small dorm room. You may also opt to give up the bedroom and move your office upstairs.
Create More Space
You don’t have to go for broke to add more living space in your home. Simple tips like these teach you how to add a room to a house while meeting your budget.
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