Pulling Your Hair Out Over Lack of Space? Time For a Home Addition

 Home Addition

Home Addition

The reasons for wanting a home addition are as varied as the associated costs.
Maybe a new nursery is needed for a baby, or an extra wing is required for hospice
care for elderly parents? Perhaps the dream of growing herbs and plants at home is
becoming a reality, and the missing component is a sunroom? Or what about a game
room or powder room? Whatever the reason may be, home additions come in a
variety of shapes and sizes, costing as little or as much as you want. Sometimes, they
can cost close to the price of the house itself. Hewitt and Danese Contractors and
Builders have been building additions for decades, for a variety of needs and
functions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Your vision is our new purpose, so let us
save you the hair pulling by giving the space you need.
Regular Room Addition
With every family, surprises are inevitable, whether it be a new baby (s) or an
injured/impaired parent or sibling that needs daily care. These unexpected events
sometimes mean more space is needed and usually this space is non-existent.
This is where an extra room comes into play, which doesn’t necessarily need to be a
bedroom. For example the plan might be to convert the current living to a bedroom,
therefore a new living room is needed. Usually when a new room is needed, so is a
bathroom. The price of adding an extra room plus a small bathroom can be costly
after considering the plumbing, wiring, permits, etc., that go into it. However, the
return on this investment can be equally beneficial down the road, both financially
and mentally.
A Bump Out
Opposed to a full room addition, a bump out is less costly and takes up much less
space. Typically a bump out adds 50 extra square feet and is used to add space to an
existing room. People use bump outs in kitchens to add an island, or add a shower to
a bathroom, or add a study area to a bedroom. They cost less and still manage to
provide peace of mind to the individuals that need to navigate the tight area. Like a
full room addition, bump outs also add value to the home.
Sunroom
Sunrooms are a great space for a homeowner to entertain and relax. They provide
heavily missed natural light in the winter, and a great space to grow plants in the
spring. Plus, homeowners enjoy sitting and watching wildlife interact in their
natural habitats. However, for years sunrooms had a bad reputation because they
were considered too shabby. This shabby construction made them too drafty,
resulting in too cold or hot temperatures. Recently, sunrooms are built using
thermal-resistant glass, giving them their long awaited upgrade. Also the aluminum
framing that was once thought of as flimsy is still used, but is much more
structurally sound and precisely cut for tighter assembly.
Listed above are just a few types of home additions available. Yet, no matter what
type of home addition you choose to add, hiring a professional is a must. From the

zoning permits, wiring, plumbing, etc., adding an addition is similar to building a
house and must be done properly. After all, who wants to invest the money for a
half-done job? Once the spacing needs are determined, contact Hewitt and Danese
Contractors and Builders. We’ll turn your add-on into the new favorite space in the
house.

-Hannah K.