Home additions can be time-consuming, expensive, and exasperating, but there is a way for you to gain more space without having those issues get out of control. Whenever someone asks us about the best way to expand their home, we often find ourselves answering with the words, bump it out. This type of addition would not require you to tear off your roof to add another floor and it prevents you from having to pour a new foundation too.
How a Bump-Out Addition Works
As long as your home’s floor is above the grade of your landscape, you would not need any additional foundation work. The work would begin with opening up an existing wall and creating between ten and twelve feet of new space. This space would be large enough to expand your existing kitchen, make a bedroom larger, or add a bathroom to a master bedroom.
Once that wall is open, we would attach longer floor joists next to the existing joists and create a new floor that will seamlessly continue from your old one. After a while, you will forget that this area never existed before, because everything will flow so nicely.
Cheaper than an Addition
Since there will be no need for any new foundation work, this type of addition will cost approximately fifteen percent less than what you would have paid for any other type of addition. Depending on the type of roof you already have, you may find that you will continue to find savings by utilizing your existing roof over this new room.
More than a Bump-Out
Let’s say you want to add more than just a few feet to the room in question. Depending on the amount of open space you have in your yard, we may decide to build a full addition instead of a bump-out addition. Of course, a larger addition may require that your roof be expanded as well, which will add to the cost, but if it turns the space into the one of your dreams, it will be worth it.
Home Addition in Atlanta
While every home addition is going to present unique challenges, there are definitely ways that you can save time and money. The result of all your planning will be a beautiful space that will accommodate your family’s growing needs. Give us a call at 404-378-6962 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.