13 Stunning and Functional Home Additions of All Sizes

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    Investing in Extra Square Footage

    If you need more space in your house, consider a room addition. For many homeowners, it is a smart investment that increases livable square footage while boosting an adobe's value. Do you intend to sell your home shortly? According to Remodeling's 2019 Cost Vs. Value Report, you can recoup at least 60 percent of your renovation costs.

    From bump-outs to micro-additions, there are plenty of ways an experienced builder can optimize your floor plan. For your renovation inspiration, we gathered our favorite room addition ideas.

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    Emphasize Natural Light With a Glass Walls Addition

    This spectacular home addition by Alisberg Parker Architects features floor to ceiling windows. The new glass box-like room is anchored to the much older house using matching stone veneer (check out the first photo above). The new space is equipped with a folding glass wall system that can open for a full 10-foot by 20-foot aperture to the exterior. A floating polished stainless-steel fireplace marks the visual center of the room, but it is minimized to allow for optimum sunlight and views through the window like walls. 

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    Make Room for Houseguests With a Bedroom Addition

    Here Phoenix designer and real estate broker James Judge added walls to create a third bedroom in this house constructed in 1956. To get the job done, he enclosed a part of the home's original covered patio. Luckily, the renovation team was able to use the existing roof, so the house retained its unique midcentury- modern structure. We love how the finished space gives houseguests easy access to the outdoor area. The large sliding glass doors also fill the room with natural light during the day.

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    A Home Renovation to Add Square Footage

    The talented building experts at The English Contractor & Remodeling Services added more than 1000 square feet to this home, which included a second story. The extra square footage made room for a bigger kitchen, a more spacious mudroom, and as shown here, a sizable family room with attractive built-in storage. Lots of slash windows make the space extra inviting. See what was included in the upper level next.

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    Stunning Second Floor Bathroom Addition

    The newly added second story made room for a luxurious master bathroom with gorgeous marble features and a stellar free-standing tub. The wood-like floors are actually durable and water-resistant porcelain. The completed project The English Contractor & Remodeling Services made significant changes to the home both inside and out. 

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    Micro Addition Expanded This Kitchen's Footprint

    A micro addition, which typically adds around 100 square feet, is a small update that can have a tremendous impact on a home's footprint. Blue Stem Construction made room for an eat-in counter in this kitchen with a little 12 feet wide by 3 feet deep bump out. The smart renovation also allowed for a spanking new U-shaped cabinetry setup.

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    New Mudroom Micro Addition With Lots of Windows

    Not having a mudroom is a severe inconvenience to many homeowners living in a four-season region. Blue Stem Construction solve the problem for their client in this example without having to add a new foundation. The builders simply enclosed the existing rear porch, which meant zero changes to the home's original footprint. As an unexpected bonus, the new mudroom room brightened up the kitchen thanks to a newly installed window and glass front back door. 

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    New Enclosed Porch Addition That is True to the Home

    Protecting your home's architectural integrity both inside and out is something to consider before splurging on an addition. When Elite Construction installed this new enclosed back porch, they kept the home's original lines and exterior style top of mind. The result is a fully functioning living space that does not appear jarring from the outside.

     

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    Micro Apartment With an Outdoor Patio

    Adding more living space on top of buildings is becoming increasingly popular. Case in point, this fantastic home addition by Dierendonckblancke Architects. It created just enough square footage for a teensy micro apartment with easy roof access. The back of the red structure conceals a spiral staircase to the apartment building's top floor. Note how this clever update created usable outdoor space.

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    New Addition in a Lovely Mid-Century Charmer

    Gina Gutierrez, the lead designer and founder of Gina Rachelle Design, gutted an entire house to add 2,455 square feet. She impressively preserved the charm of the 1950s bungalow. The living room still has its period fireplace while other spots in the abode like the kitchen are tricked out with jaw-dropping modern features.

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    Rustic Master Bedroom Suite With a Private Wood Deck

    New additions can create more livable function to both interior and exterior spaces. Here a beautiful master suite with an outdoor deck was added to the second story of this home by New England Design + Construction. The best part? When it is time to sell, this homeowner can recoup more than 75 percent of the deck's cost according to Remodelings 2019 Cost Vs. Value Report. See photos of the bedroom next

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    Master Suite That Connects to the Great Outdoors

    This master bedroom by New England Design + Construction has a separate walk-in closet and high vaulted ceilings covered in wood panels. Note how masterfully the room connects to the outdoor space. The sizable glass door allows sunlight to fill the room every morning. We cannot think of a better way to start the day. Another bright feature is the ceiling fan. It maximizes the cooling effects of soft breezes.

     

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    Family Den Addition With Bonus Basement Space

    Having a place to kick back with your family at home is guaranteed to create beautiful memories. This small den addition by New England Design + Construction makes the most of natural light with traditional sash windows. The renovation included a basement below for extra storage.

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    Turn an Entire Floor into a Sunroom With a View

    Take a vacation home to the next level with a stunning addition that maximizes a beautiful view. The builders at Vanguard North did just that when updating this lake house. The finished result turned the entire first floor in a large sunroom the whole family could enjoy.