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If you are wishing for more space in your home, but do not want to relocate, consider a room addition remodel.

An addition can be a smart investment for homeowners that adds more livable square footage, while increasing your home’s value. Imagine a larger kitchen with more storage space or a bigger bathroom with that freestanding tub you’ve always wanted.

Related: How Much Will a Room Addition Cost in California

Here Are 10 Room Addition Ideas for Your Next Remodel

Room Addition Remodel in Mission Viejo with Stone Fireplace And A Barndoor Closet

1.  Add a Gorgeous Guest Room

If you and your family tend to have guests over quite frequently, you may want to add a gorgeous guest room to your home. Give your guest the privacy and space to relax while you have them over for the weekend or while they are visiting from out of town. Even if you are looking for some privacy throughout the day, a guest room is the perfect safe space!

If you are considering adding an extra room, you may want to explore professional room remodelers like Sea Pointe Design & Remodel to potentially save you time, money, and stress.


minimalist master bedroom

2. Add a Second Floor

One of the larger addition projects is adding a second floor to your home. Depending on the square footage and scope of work, this is one of the pricier projects that you can do.

There are different purposes that you can use this space for such as a new office, larger bedroom with a deck, or a kid’s playroom. Whichever you decide to go with, make sure to speak with a design and build professional before starting the project to see if your home’s foundation can even handle a second story!

marble kitchen island in a traditional kitchen

3. Expand Your Kitchen

Need more space for that open-concept layout?

Need more storage space for your cooking supplies?

Consider a bump-out which is for extending a smaller amount of square footage such as 100 square feet. Believe it or not, this small of an addition can really make a huge difference in your home’s blueprint.

Looking to store your ingredients and snacks out of sight, while staying organized?

You may want to bump-out your kitchen to make room for a walk-in pantry! This gives your space the clutter-free look and keeps everything nice and tidy.

traditional bathroom remodel

4. Add or Expand a Bathroom

Did you know that by expanding your bathroom square footage, you can add value to your home by up to 62%?

Bathroom additions are one of the more popular remodeling projects we see. There is plenty of potential in adding square footage to this intimate space we use every day. You can add that tub you always wanted or that large walk-in shower. Who says you have to settle for just one?!

Related: Four Updates That Will Make a Big Difference in Your Small Bathroom

Modern Master Suite Remodel in Corona del Mar

5. Add a Room Over the Garage

Adding a room over your garage is also another option when looking to add more square footage to your home.

Your garage already has a foundation, but of course you will still want to check with your design and build professional. A room over the garage can be used as a guest room or can even be rented out.

Either way, this is a great investment.

dormer room addition remodel

6. Build a Dormer

Adding a dormer is not as popular as extending a kitchen or bathroom, but it does have its perks. They expand your attic and tend to give more natural light into the space. This makes the space larger from the inside and outside as well as increases ceiling room.

in-home gym with a wooden floor

7. Finish Your Basement

Don’t forget finishing and maximizing the use of your basement can be a huge investment for your home value. This increases the livable square footage to your home and there are so many kinds of spaces you can create with this room.

Turn your basement into a man-cave, home gym, entertainment room, or movie theater.

mud room addition remodel

8. Imagine a Mud Room

Stay organized and keep your shoes, coats, keys, and the kids’ backpacks all in one central area. Create your dream mud room with an addition.

Mud Rooms can also serve great storage space while showing off beautiful design!

enclosed porch addition remodel

9. Enclose Your Porch

If you have a large porch and are looking to add livable square footage to your home, a great option is to enclose the area and turn it into a sunroom! Put a dining table on the porch and create an intimate dining room, perfect for entertaining guests and family.

Or you can place a few lounge chairs on the porch and create your own Zen space.

When doing additional work to the front of your home, you want to still consider the architectural integrity. Keeping existing lines and aesthetic is key, while adding to the overall function and purpose of the room.

Make sure to speak with your designer to keep that cohesive look throughout your home remodel.

finished attic addition remodel

10. Finish Your Attic

By finishing your attic, you can potentially recover up to 56% of your home’s value.

With an attic refresh, the options are endless! You can utilize the space as another guest room, home gym, art studio, rented space, a home office, or even a private place of escape and relaxation.

Finishing your attic can add plenty of home value, however, make sure to check with your design and build professionals before taking on this project yourself. There are certain codes you will need to abide by to ensure safety.

Some codes require your space to be at least 7 feet high and be connected to stairs. But like we mentioned, it is important to check with your licensed contractor since every city and space differs.

A room addition to your home is a fantastic way to increase square footage without having to move homes and still being able to customize your needs in the space. From mud rooms, to kitchens, to bathrooms, to offices, there are various types of spaces you can achieve with a room addition.

When you are ready to remodel your home, contact us at (949) 861-3400 and we will schedule your complimentary design consultation.Related: The 8 Best Timeless Kitchen Design Ideas of 2021


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10 Room Addition Ideas for Your Next Remodel was last modified: July 5th, 2023 by admin