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Building Out, Bumping Out, and Building Up: A Quick Look at Home Additions

Adding space onto your home could make your life easier in a number of ways. Maybe you’ve always wanted a master bathroom, or maybe you just want a small room for working or reading. Perhaps you are welcoming a new addition to your family, or perhaps you just want a little more space in the kitchen. We’ll take a look at all of the options you have for expanding your home in this brief primer.

Building Out

You may decide that you just want to build out from your home, but there are a few things you’ll have to make sure of before you go this route. First, you’ll need to ensure you can do so without breaking any building codes, and you must submit your plans to the proper authorities before building (as with any major renovation). Also, you must have enough space on your property, and be willing to sacrifice an area of your home during the build, as well as any prized landscaping features in the area.

Bumping Out

If you just want a little more room in the bathroom or kitchen, you can bump out the room slightly, as long as the structure is sound enough for this extension. This is a lower-cost option than adding a new room, and it will take up less of your time as well. When done properly by a licensed contractor, this is a secure method of adding onto your home, and just a few feet more can add considerable space for a dining room table or a new bathtub.

Building Up

Another thing you can do is build up, adding a nook onto your living room or putting a new room above a single-story garage or sunroom. You won’t lose any part of your yard, although your area may limit how high your property is allowed to be, so check with local authorities before setting your heart on this option.

Work with the licensed contractors at AGA Construction, Inc. for your room addition in Los Angeles, CA.

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