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How to Add onto a House

Remodels | December 10, 2020

If you love your current home but your family is starting to outgrow the space, adding onto a house will allow you to update your home so that it can once again function well for you and your family. At Ridgepoint Homes, we know how to add onto a house properly. That is why we offer house remodelling services for all kinds of home additions.

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Types of Home Additions

Depending on the space and budget available for building onto your home, there are a few different types of home additions that you can choose from:

1. House Additions

House additions are designed to add a multi-room structure onto the side or top of a house that is permanently open to the rest of the space. This type of home addition is a great option for vastly increasing the square footage of a house and can incorporate all kinds of rooms, such as living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms. In most cases, house additions tend to be the most expensive option for adding onto your home.

2. Bump Outs

Bump outs or room additions are typically used to create a new single room structure—bedroom, bathroom, laundry room—on the side of the house or to expand the footprint of a room that already exists. While bump outs tend to be much smaller projects compared to house additions, they can still be quite expensive and are subject to the same building codes, permits, and inspections.

3. Enclosed Decks or Sunrooms

An enclosed deck or sunroom is a smaller addition that is attached to the side of the house in order to create another living area; however, unlike other types of home additions, sunrooms are typically closed off from the rest of the house with doors. In most cases, sunrooms are smaller than other home additions and are usually constructed from prefabricated materials. It is also important to keep in mind that sunrooms are not designed to be permanent year-round living structures, which means that they cannot contain certain features like plumbing.

How Much Does it Cost to Add onto a House?

The overall cost of a home addition will depend on how big the project is and what features are being included in the design. In other words, the bigger the project, the more money it will cost. Make sure to talk to a reputable contractor about adding onto your home so that they can help you find a solution that will work within your budget.

If you would like to learn more about how to add onto a house, or if you are interested in our remodelling services, please contact Ridgepoint Homes at 604-768-7664 or by filling out a contact form on our website.