Understanding the Different Types of Home Additions

In addition to increasing the living space in your home and improving your family’s quality of living, a home addition can boost your home’s property value. The most popular home additions are bump-outs, sunrooms and garage conversions. Which of the three best fits your needs? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville, your trusted interior remodeling contractor, elaborates on the benefits of each option below.


A bump-out would be a smart choice if you need more living space on your main floor but have a limited budget. Since bump-outs don’t require a new foundation, they usually have lower construction and labor costs than other types of home additions.

Are bump-outs less functional than other home additions? A home addition’s functionality ultimately depends on how the extra space is used and how it meets your needs. For instance, a few square feet of floor space in a busy kitchen probably won’t make much of a difference. However, if that extra space was used for a kitchen island, the traffic or work flow in the main hub of activity in your home can be optimized.

Of course, a bump-out is not without its disadvantages. The standard bump-out is usually three feet wide and 10-12 feet long, so the extra space created is quite limited. That’s why it’s important to maximize every inch of space you get from a home addition. For tips on how to make the most of a home remodeling project, you can consult a professional home remodeling contractor from DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville.


When pursuing a home improvement project, it’s important to focus on maximizing your return on investment (ROI). In terms of ROI, sunrooms are an ideal option. They offer an impressive ROI of 49%, which you can increase by adding certain features. Another advantage is that you get to enjoy more flexibility when designing a sunroom. Since a sunroom is classified as a supplemental living area, it’s subject to fewer building restrictions.

Garage Conversions

What if you have plenty of floor space but not enough living space? There’s always the option of converting some of the space in your garage into a living space. As the name suggests, a garage conversion only repurposes part of an existing structure and, as such, can be completed within a shorter time frame.

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