2020 Cost of a Family Room Addition

 
low cost Low: DIY Additions Can Run $10,000-$20,000 average cost Medium: Conversions Can Run $1,000-$50,000 high cost High: Additions Can Run $30,000-$75,000+
Adding a family room can provide space to stretch out and live, with room for toys, homework, a media center, computer games or whatever family members need.
Typical costs:
  • Converting an existing garage or basement into a family room runs anywhere from $200-$5,000 or more for a do-it-yourself project, but hiring some to build it can be $7,500-$50,000 or more depending on the size and condition of the existing space; the quality of chosen fixtures and features such as lighting, flooring and wall treatments; whether the project includes a bathroom; and local labor rates.
  • As a do-it-yourself project, adding new floor space for a family room requires a wide range of high-level handyman skills and runs about $25-$50 a square foot, depending on complexity and materials, or about $10,000-$20,000 for a 16×25-foot room (400
Read More

Bump-out addition | The Family Handyman

Cramped bath? Add a bump-out addition and learn about the magic of six square feet!

Family Handyman

A bump-out addition is a great way to expand a small bathroom without messing with other nearby rooms. It’s complicated, but the spaced gained is well worth the effort. This article covers the key issues you’ll have to deal with.

You might also like: TBD

Bump-out addition overview: Benefits and planning

Building a “bump-out” is a big project that adds only a few square feet to a room. (Here are some other ways to add square footage to your home.) But in some rooms—especially bathrooms—an extra 6 or 7 sq. ft. allows for a complete transformation. With this wee addition, you can actually turn a half bath into a full bath, install a luxury two-sink vanity or even install a

Read More

2019 Cost of a Family Room Addition

 
low cost Low: DIY Additions Can Run $10,000-$20,000 average cost Medium: Conversions Can Run $1,000-$50,000 high cost High: Additions Can Run $30,000-$75,000+
Adding a family room can provide space to stretch out and live, with room for toys, homework, a media center, computer games or whatever family members need.
Typical costs:
  • Converting an existing garage or basement into a family room runs anywhere from $200-$5,000 or more for a do-it-yourself project, but hiring some to build it can be $7,500-$50,000 or more depending on the size and condition of the existing space; the quality of chosen fixtures and features such as lighting, flooring and wall treatments; whether the project includes a bathroom; and local labor rates.
  • As a do-it-yourself project, adding new floor space for a family room requires a wide range of high-level handyman skills and runs about $25-$50 a square foot, depending on complexity and materials, or about $10,000-$20,000 for a 16×25-foot room (400
Read More

8 Living Room Addition Ideas

8 Living Room Addition Ideas
  • By Remodel Works
  • In Room Additions

Living room additions are a great way to not only expand the square footage of your home, but also improve the comfort and design aesthetic of your interior.

Family room and living room additions have become incredibly popular over the last several years, so there are many different ways to execute a living room addition in your own home. Here are our eight favorite living room ideas.

1. Standard Addition

The easiest way to get started with a living room addition is with a standard room addition.

Although it’s a room addition (opposed to a more robust home extension), this is a major construction project that involves creating an additional building structure and integrating it with the rest of the home. Average costs run anywhere from $80 to $200 per square foot. A standard addition can cost you anywhere between $21,026 and $64,985, with

Read More

Ranch Style Home Addition Ideas

Ranch-style homes are ideal candidates for custom home additions. More flexible than split-level or two-story homes, the ranch offers many opportunities for increasing space, as well as transforming the look and functionality of the original structure.

Ranch houses can be small shoeboxes or large ramblers. They can be rectangular, L-shaped, or U-shaped, but they are, by definition, single-story homes. While there are two general options for expanding a ranch home—up or out—the design ideas are practically limitless.

image00

Moving Up
For ranch-style homes on smaller lots, adding vertical space is often the best bet. Raising the roof to add a second story literally doubles the amount of living space without increasing your home’s footprint.

A raised second-story addition allows for more bedrooms and baths, and even new office or family space. By moving all the bedrooms to the second floor, the original first floor plan can also be reconfigured, expanding the

Read More