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Common Room Types Available for Home Additions, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the common room types available for those considering a home addition. There are several such room types you might be thinking about, and knowing their basic qualities and variables may play a role in which you select.

At Topp Remodeling & Construction, we’re happy to offer a wide range of services in the home additions realm, with numerous past home additions featuring a huge variety of different room formats. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over a few additional room types many homeowners consider for their home additions, including some that utilize the space already available inside the structure and do not require adding additional square footage.

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Sunroom or California Room

For those who desire more sun and natural light in their space, one of the top options is the sunroom. It allows in plenty of light without actually being outdoors, often built into an existing patio. Sunrooms don’t generally require HVAC connections, which makes them far more affordable than full room additions.

A similar room type here is the California room, which connects to the home with a sliding door like a patio – but has a ceiling and at least two other walls. In some cases, California rooms are simply considered a type of sunroom.

Internal Addition

In some homes, there will be significant space available that can be used for an additional room without adding any square footage to the area whatsoever. This will require a remodeling process of some sort, and the details here will depend on the precise qualities of the space.

In some situations, we’ll be able to remove walls or other obstructions to create a larger, more functional space. We may also be able to convert a closet or another similar unused space into an “internal bump-out” of sorts, adding to the space in a given room. Another common example here is a small bathroom, which can often be created using this method.

Room Conversion

Finally, another popular choice is simply converting an existing room into another format. The most common choices down these lines are attics and garages, which can be converted into a variety of different rooms – home offices, kid game rooms, home theaters or even a living space in some cases. Many attics have been converted into a guest bedroom or simply a reading room; with enough space, you can do virtually anything with one of these areas.

For more on the various home addition types possible if you’re considering such an upgrade, or to learn about any of our general contractor and home remodeling services, speak to the staff at Topp Remodeling & Construction today.