Are you thinking about investing in more living space? Doing it right and choosing certain house additions can actually boost your home value! With that in mind, here are some of the best ideas for home additions in Jackson, MS.
A room addition, as its name suggests, is when you add an entire new room to your house. Single rooms may include spaces like dining rooms, family rooms and living rooms, while a bedroom addition might include a master bathroom or a living room an extra guest bathroom. As a part of the home, the new room will also need electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC ductwork and more to bring it up to code. The key takeaway is that, although house additions are expensive and time consuming, they will ultimately raise the value of your home.
Some homeowners are looking to add a space that lets them enjoy nature no matter the season, so they may choose a sunroom addition. A sunroom is constructed of aluminum frames and glass, yet it’s attached to your home, typically built over a back patio space. Today, you can get a pre-fabricated sunroom (around 150 square feet) complete with thermal-resistant glass and structurally sound aluminum frames. Do your research before purchasing to ensure you’re choosing a quality sunroom.
You’ve probably seen house bump-outs many times without knowing what they are. A bump-out is more of a room enhancement than it is a room addition—a scaled-down home addition, if you will. Let’s say you want more space to accommodate a kitchen island, turn a half-bath into a full bathroom or install a new, larger dining room table for greater entertaining capacity. Instead of adding on a whole new room, a bump-out may give you another 50 square feet to make the enhancements you desire. In most cases, the bump out will begin a new roofline, the same as most room additions would.
While it has a fancy sounding name, a conservatory is a type of room addition similar to a sunroom. It has a sturdy frame and a glass roof and walls, and is usually attached to the house at one side to be used as a greenhouse or sun parlor.
Turning an already existing garage into a usable living space is a room conversion, not an addition, in the sense that the room is already there. To convert your garage, it will need drywall, insulation, wiring, additional electrical outlets and lighting, ductwork and windows. Keep in mind that garage conversations may not increase your home value, and that homes with converted garages can be harder to sell.
Home additions in Jackson, MS can boost curb appeal, be great for your family’s comfort and, if you’re thinking of selling, add to the value of the home. Feel free to contact the team at Kitchen Kreators Ltd. for more information about home additions. We look forward to showing you how we can enhance your space and help you get the most out of your home!