Amazing Home Additions

Feeling a little cramped?

If you’re eager to expand your home but aren’t ready to splurge on a whole new house, then a home addition is your best bet. You can bump up your one-story home, add a patio, or designate a part of your backyard to build a guest house. There are plenty of ways to add new rooms that fit perfectly with your existing home, and also gain that extra space you’re craving.


An Outdoor Addition

Do you often host friends and family? A separate, outdoor guest house provides overnight guests with comfortable lodging when they come to visit. A separate guest house maintains their privacy and personal space while still allowing guests to feel like they’re a part of your home. To minimize electric costs, consider installing large windows that allow bright sunlight to flood the space.

Rustic Exterior by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Designers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
Contemporary Exterior by Somerville Architects & Designers Reverse Architecture

Alternatively, you could easily use this outdoor addition for a spacious home gym. Stock the space with your workout machines of choice, and don’t forget the electronics, like a wall-mounted TV and sound system. These details can be the perfect incentive to getting you back into the fitness routine. Here’s to that New Year’s resolution of getting back into shape!

Contemporary Home Gym by Laguna Beach Photographers Jeri Koegel Photography

Decorating Tips

When it comes to decorating the added space, most people match the décor with the home’s original style. Or, let this be an opportunity to unleash your creative, courageous interior decorator. Bright colors can add life to a small space. A wall mirror opens up the room and, if positioned in the right location, they can reflect your outside view.

Eclectic Living Room by Ottawa Media & Bloggers Desire to Inspire
Transitional Bedroom by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Elizabeth Gordon

Bumping It Up

If you’re feeling a bit strapped for space, you don’t have to simply move out. Rather, think about moving up! Upgrade your single story home by adding additional floors. Or add that balcony or rooftop patio you’ve always dreamed of.

Traditional Exterior by Alexandria Architects & Designers Moore Architects, PC
Modern Home Office by Salt Lake City Architects & Designers Imbue Design

The real fun lies in deciding the purpose of the new rooms on your new floor. The kids can get a play area with plenty of space for crafts and games. The adults can get… well, their own version of a play area. Give him the gift of a gaming room, or give her the royal dressing room. Consider creating a library or reading room with ample windows and a skylight. The possibilities of what you do with this new, empty space are limitless.

Transitional Kids by Millersburg Cabinets & Cabinetry Mullet Cabinet
Modern Family Room by San Francisco Architects & Designers CCS ARCHITECTURE
Contemporary Bedroom by Washington Architects & Designers Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc

What kind of addition appeals most to you?

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