Room Additions – Adding another room to your house

A well-planned room addition can enhance the style of your home as well as provide new found space, comfort, and increase the value of your home.  There are many reasons for home remodeling or adding living space to your home.  Perhaps your growing family needs another bedroom or bathroom.  (which was the case for the family who’s house is pictured to the left) Maybe you are starting a business and need a home office.  Or maybe your spouse has been dreaming of a beautiful new kitchen!  Whatever the reason, a room addition your home may solve your living space requirements.  As you plan your home remodel project, it is important to ensure that the construction of your room is safe, meets State and local laws, and is carefully estimated to fit within your budget.  Rhino Design Build helps many families here in San Antonio with the process of building a room addition or a complete home remodel.

Adding on to a house can be disruptive to your life, your household operations, your personal finances, your family relationships and your neighbors.  I would recommend staying somewhere else during construction.  It is also a good idea to keep your neighbors informed about your plans to remodel.  The design and construction process can also be exciting and gratifying as you see your plans come to fruition!  Furthermore, you may realize substantial savings by building a room addition instead of relocating and incurring real estate transaction costs.

The two basic types of room additions include horizontal additions and vertical additions.

If you have space and necessary clearances on your property, a horizontal addition to the main living area of your house can greatly increase its comfort level and usability.  Horizontal room additions generally require new foundations to support the new space.  If you have a small lot, you may be limited to adding an upstairs bedroom or bathroom.  This could involve raising your roofline or extending your roof with a shed or gable dormer.  If your budget does not permit an expensive addition, you may be able to add a screened in porch or sunroom more economically.  These “3-season” rooms may not require central heating or air conditioning and can be built fairly quickly.  We have been doing a lot of these screened in porches and home remodels for clients in Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills.


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