Looking to extend the square footage of your current home but aren’t sure how you should use the additional space? Take a look at these home extension ideas, made possible by your experienced general contractor in Boston. Home extensions add a lot of value and functionality to any home!
Add a Porch
A new front porch will serve as a practical barrier against the weather and elements, which is especially useful when your porch opens up directly to a living room instead of a hallway. Porches are one of the best home extensions because they offer additional storage and leisure space while adding character to your exterior.
An enclosed porch protects you from the weather while still allowing natural light to enter your home.
Raise the Ceiling
If you feel cramped in one of the major rooms in your house, like the kitchen, you can make it feel bigger and less constricted by raising the ceiling. Not only will you preserve the original, larger elements of your house, you can open it up and make use of secondary spaces.
Build a Glass Extension
This is a great way to add more natural light to your home. Achieve this via a single-story addition, a side return, or an addition that stretches across the back of your house. You can even add a bump-out on the side of your home for a small greenhouse where you can grow plants and herbs.
Add a Studio or Guest House
If you don’t use your garage, you can transform it into a studio or guest living quarters. This offers you more space for entertaining or working, while creating a flexible area for more usable square footage. To extend that square footage, you can create a patio with an outdoor fire pit off the back.
Put in a Sunroom
There are many ways to create a sunroom in your home. You can convert an existing room for additional space or you can add a completely new addition where you access the room via an internal and external door. Sunrooms are wonderful places for unwinding, enjoying a cup of coffee, or just reading a good book.
Add a Bay Window
One of the more small-scale extensions you can do is to put in a bay or bow window that juts out from the exterior of the home. It increases the internal space while giving the room a more open feeling.
Add a Kitchen Extension
If your cramped kitchen no longer serves you and your growing family’s needs, consider extending the kitchen outward. This will allow you to improve flow, storage space, prepping and cooking space, and entertainment space. Plus, with the addition of more windows, you will increase the natural light that floods the room.
Consider a Loft Conversion
Loft conversions give you more practical living space while providing you with an excellent ROI. Consider adding a guest apartment, game room, movie room, bedroom, or home office.
Contact AD Construction
If any of the above ideas appeal to you, or if you have your own extension idea, call AD Construction at 877-345-BUILD for a free quote to get started.