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Creative Home Additions That Can Increase Your Square Footage

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Home additions such as sunrooms can add significant square footage to your home.

No matter the current size of your home, adding a home addition can be a great investment. These features not only offer a greater return on investment in the long run, but by expanding your square footage, they increase your available living and storage space. If you have been considering building a home addition, consider the many options listed below. There are many home additions available, and each one brings different benefits to your home. Then, discuss your possibilities with the experts at T&G Builders, who can advise you on the best way forward for building your new addition. 

A Second Story Addition

One of the most substantial home additions is building a new second story. While this addition can be costly, it adds significant square footage to your home and can make it as though you’re living in a brand new home! 

A second story addition is often more affordable than a “bump-out,” because you are utilizing the existing foundation of the home and will not have to dig a new one. This is also an excellent choice for homes with restrictive property lines because you only have to build up not out. 

Garage Additions and Remodels

Creating an apartment or second story room above your garage is a slightly simpler way to add more space to your property. If you don’t want a second story, you can convert your garage into a new room. If you are not using your garage for your car, you may benefit from turning it into a gym, home office, craft room, or guest bedroom. 

Finish Your Basement

Finishing your basement is a great way to take advantage of the square footage you already have. You can turn this neglected space into a small apartment, a home theater, an office, and more. 

Add Extra Space to Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Your home additions don’t always need to be whole new room additions. Instead, you can add space to some of the most-used rooms in your home, such as the kitchen and bathrooms. You can increase your kitchen square footage by turning a flex space or bump-out addition into a walk-in pantry or a breakfast nook. You can also expand your master bathroom to include dual sinks or a large soaking tub.

Create a Sunroom or Enclose Your Back Patio 

Home additions can be created from your existing home design by turning your porch, deck, or patio into a sunroom or room. These converted spaces can become lounging or dining areas, with plenty of natural light but shelter from the elements during cold seasons. 

Many other creative home additions can make potentially great home projects. Consider how much square footage you would like to add and where you can add more convenient space in your home before discussing your goals with an expert home designer. 

Build Your Dream Home With T&G Builders

T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.

To see what your dream home could look like and receive a free home design, contact us today! Don’t forget to follow T&G Builders on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Houzz.

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