It seems like it does not take long for us to outgrow our homes, that we just seem to need a little more space. It may be the need for a larger bathroom or a kitchen with enough space to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. Unfortunately, the budget may not allow you to add an additional room or create a giant, eat-in kitchen when you currently have a small galley kitchen.
Room additions can also be messy, intrusive and expensive. The good news is that you can add more space to your home without a massive home addition. Many homeowners are using micro additions to “bump out” and get a little more space.
What is a Micro Addition?
A micro addition, which is actually known as a bump out in the construction industry, adds just a small amount of space to one room. They add usable living space and can provide a fairly good return on your investment. There is usually no need to add foundation or install items like HVAC or plumbing which makes a bump out less expensive than a traditional home addition. You may need new wiring for lighting and if a bathroom bump out requires you to move fixtures, you could need a plumber, but in most cases none of these are necessary.
One benefit of a bump out rather than a full addition is that it is less invasive in your home. A whole room addition can disrupt your household for several months. You may also be dealing with significant dust and debris throughout your home. It takes less time to complete a bump out and it only affects the room you are expanding, not necessarily the entire home.
Bathrooms are an excellent place to add a small addition. You could make room for a soaking tub or a large shower. Add a breakfast nook to your kitchen for more seating space. A bump out in the living room could act as a home office or a great homework location that will keep the kids less distracted. Storage space could be added to a bedroom or create that huge walk-in closet you have always wanted.
If you are on a tight budget but need to add some space to your home, consider a micro addition. You can create a larger, more practical room while also increasing your home’s value. If you are in need of added space in your home, contact us today to see how we can help. You can speak to any of our knowledgeable staff by calling us or completing the easy query form found on our website. We can guide you through the process and help you get that added space you have been dreaming about.