A well-planned room addition can enhance the style of your home as well as provide new found space, comfort, and livability. There are many reasons for adding living space to your home. Perhaps your growing family needs another bedroom or bathroom. Maybe you are starting a business and need a home office. Or maybe your spouse has been dreaming of a beautiful new kitchen! Whatever the reason, adding a room addition to your home may solve your living space requirements. As you plan your house addition project, it is important to ensure that the construction of your home is safe, meets state and local laws, and is carefully estimated to fit within your budget.
If you have space and necessary clearances on your property, a horizontal addition to the main living area of your house can greatly increase its comfort and usability. Horizontal room additions generally require new foundations to support the new space. If you have a small lot, you may be limited to adding an upstairs bedroom or bathroom. This could involve raising your roofline or extending your roof with a shed or gable dormer. If your budget does not permit an expensive addition, you may be able to add a screened porch or Arizona room more economically.