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3 Ideas That Help Increase the Square Footage of Your Home

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Increasing your home’s square footage is always a great idea; after all, nothing beats having an expanded room that feels and looks more spacious. Apart from creating better space for a specific area of your home, this project allows you to meet the changing needs of your growing family.

If you are looking for ways to boost your home’s square footage, Villwell Builders is here to help you. As a leading deck and additions specialist, we think any of these three ideas are worth considering:

1. Roof Dormer

Dormers are small, versatile roofed additions that have built-in windows projecting from the side of your home’s roof. In addition to enhancing the home’s architectural details, they may be converted into a small upper-level room, thus adding square footage. This project involves framing the dormer and attaching the sheathing, at which point the dormers undergo a “dry-in” process where roofing materials and windows are installed and finished with the application of siding and insulating walls and ceilings.

2. Bump-Out

A bump-out is the least invasive way of adding square footage during kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. Unlike a full addition, this project is less costly and time-consuming simply because they’re just expansions of existing rooms. Here, the kitchen or bathroom is pushed out by a few feet. The pros will first remove a section of the exterior wall to make way for more flooring. Along the expanded perimeter is a new wall, with the additional space covered with roofing.

3. Second-Story Addition

Whether it is built on top of the garage or any part of your home, a second-story addition is beneficial if you are looking to expand your existing living space. Building up requires extensive planning—your home must support the extra weight of the second story—which is why you need to work with a contractor who can guide you through this large-scale renovation.

The home addition specialists of Villwell Builders have over 20 years of experience designing and building custom home additions. We’ll work with you to design a plan for your addition, then work diligently to build it exactly to specifications, making sure we keep the mess and daily disruptions to a minimum.

Count on us for your roofing and siding needs as well. Call (475) 271-1242 or fill out our contact form.

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