Summer Project – Putting an Addition on your Home

Home Addition from Mares & Dow Construction

Your home is a place to bring your dreams to life – from a living room that fits the TV that you have been eyeing, to that extra full bathroom you have been thinking about for years. Taking steps toward realizing your dream home may be more achievable than you think with the help of an experienced and knowledgeable general contractor. This summer, complete a home addition and transform your home with a new space and design you will enjoy for years to come. Simple home additions can fulfill a wide variety of needs and these spaces not only improve the functionality and design of your home, but can also increase its value over time.

Room Additions

For growing families that need a new space, a room addition can completely change how you interact with your home. Room additions come in many different varieties, including adding a new dining room, living room, kitchen, or bedroom. To more efficiently utilize the time and expense of a construction project in their space, homeowners will often also add an extra bathroom in the new addition. New rooms can also be an opportunity to update the design of your home, starting with the new room and expanding to the surrounding spaces.

Bump Out

Depending on your goals for an additional space in your home, a bump out, or small space addition, could be an ideal summer home remodeling project. A bump out is a smaller scale addition than a full room, and essentially expands an existing space within your home. For example, adding a bump out to a kitchen could allow you to add an island and additional appliances or counter space. Another popular bump out project is to extend a half bathroom to a full bathroom to incorporate a shower or tub. Creatively using a bump out addition in your home can change an existing room into the space you have been looking forward to for years.

Sunroom

Another residential construction project option is to create outdoor spaces that do not require the same level of construction equipment and home integration. Room additions and bump outs integrate your home’s existing HVAC and drywalling into the new space. The most popular type of these outdoor spaces is the sunroom. A sunroom is a room that is connected to your home and generally has glass walls on three sides and a roof. It is a great addition to create space for leisure activities and can be used most of the year. Some homeowners also use sunrooms to grow and display plants and other flora, creating a more natural space within their home.

Whatever type of addition you are looking to add to your home’s footprint, you should contract an experienced and knowledgeable general contractor.  Mares & Dow Construction are General Contractors & Home Remodelers.  In business since 1983, they have been serving the Bay Area for over 34 years.  Contact us today to schedule a consultation for your next home addition.

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