Does a Home Addition Have to Start From Scratch?

You know you want a home addition, but what you might not know is that addition can begin with space you already have.

As a home addition contractor, I speak with so many homeowners who want to add more living space but who may not have the lot size or budget to “start from scratch.” In these cases, we are often able to pick a different starting point: space that already exists.

For example, if homeowners want to add on to the kitchen or to create a new family room, an underused porch might be a perfect “home addition in the making.” Chances are, it already has a foundation, so there is a major cost-savings right there. Even more important, however, is the creative thinking this extra square footage offers. The porch itself can be transformed into the room addition. Even if the space is not located where the actual new living space is desired, integrating the area into the home’s overall square footage creates space to shift existing rooms to open up interior space for a larger kitchen, dining room, family room or even a sunroom.

If you have a carport, you have a foundation just waiting to become a garage complete with a multi-story addition that is perfect as an office, teenage retreat, or in-law suite. The space between your back door and a detached garage can be remodeled into more than a breezeway. It could become a full-fledged home addition with plenty of space for a mudroom, family room, or big new kitchen.

We have been the home addition contractor for so many homeowners over the years. Our experience helps us spot possibilities for adding space without always starting from scratch.  Contact us today to find out just how affordable an addition can be and start dreaming!