Room Addition Plans

Room additions are the best remodeling option where space is at a premium. For example, many families who have new children or older parents to care for opt to add a room to their existing home rather than move to a larger home. Others purchase their home with an eye on how it can be remodeled later with a room addition.

The most popular room addition is the expansion of a short attic into a full or partial second story. In some cases, this is less expensive than building a new room adjacent to a first-floor room. In other cases, there isn't enough room on the first floor to extend the house.

How much will a room addition cost? The range can be from about $40 to $80 a square foot or more. So, a 10*12 foot room can cost about $5,000 to $10,000. Much depends on what structural changes must be made to the existing home.