You’re a part of a growing family. You love your community, your school, your neighborhood, but your current home just isn’t big enough anymore. If this describes you, then a home addition is a smart way to stay in your current house while adding new space that blends seamlessly with the existing structure.
In this blog post, we’ll break down common home addition projects and what you could expect to pay for them. Remember, each project is unique and many factors go into determining the actual cost of your project. We hope this information gives you a general starting point to determine which home addition project is right for you.
Traditional Kitchen Addition (Bump-Out)
If you’re tight on space but can’t add a completely new structure to your home, kitchen bump-outs are a popular solution. These are cost-effective and can be done quicker than a full addition.
With a kitchen bump-out, your options include adding a small breakfast nook, a larger kitchen island, new appliances, a new dining area, and much more.
For a traditional kitchen bump-out, expect to pay between $25,000-$50,000.
Upscale Kitchen Addition
Modern kitchens need lots of space. It can be frustrating constantly bumping into family members, having cabinets in inconvenient spaces, or simply not having the layout you want.
An upscale kitchen addition is a completely new space. Your options are unlimited as you’ll be starting from scratch. Looking for inspiration? Check out our kitchen remodeling gallery.
For an upscale kitchen addition, expect to pay between $50,000-$100,000.
Traditional Bathroom Addition
An example of a traditional bathroom addition includes a modest 6 x 8 foot space with a cultured stone vanity, a standard fiberglass alcove tub and shower combination, a traditional white toilet, and standard chrome faucets. This is the kind of bathroom found in homes around the country: it is serviceable, functional, and attractive.
A traditional bathroom can bring high value to a home – especially if you currently live in a one-bathroom house. If you’re living in a home with a big family and limited restroom facilities, adding a bathroom can prevent disputes and streamline busy mornings when getting ready for school and work.
For a traditional bathroom addition, expect to pay between $30,000-$60,000.
Upscale Bathroom Addition
When you think of an upscale bathroom addition, think of a spa-like environment, including a new 100 square foot space with a neo-angle shower, body spray fixtures, frameless glass enclosure, and recessed shower caddy. With a freestanding soaker tub, a separate commode area with a one-piece toilet, and a vanity featuring natural stone countertops and a double sink, you’ll enjoy every moment you spend relaxing in your new upscale bathroom.
High-end faucets, large-format floor tiles, waterproof spot-lighting, custom cabinetry, and electric in-floor heating are all the kinds of features that you’d find in this kind of bathroom addition. The focus is on luxury, high-end materials.
For an upscale bathroom addition, expect to pay between $70,000-$100,000.
Traditional Master Suite Addition
This master bedroom generally includes a walk-in closet and dressing area, carpeted flooring, painted walls and a ceiling fan for maintaining good air circulation and comfort throughout the year. The traditional master suite addition typically includes a bathroom featuring a freestanding soaker tub and separate ceramic tile shower. It’s a place of comfort where you can come to rest and relax in the bath at the end of a hard day.
Adding a traditional master suite onto your home can free up space for another child or another family member to move into your old bedroom. This is an excellent option for a growing family.
For a traditional master suite addition, expect to pay between $100,000-$150,000.
Upscale Master Suite Addition
The difference between a traditional master suite addition and an upscale master suite addition is the size and luxury. Upscale master suites are larger and have more space for lounging and relaxing. Examples for how to use this space include a separate sitting area, custom bookcases, and built-in millwork, a walk-in closet with a dressing area, and built-in storage shelving or drawers for linens.
In this suite, you might also find a stone hearth and custom mantle with a high-end gas fireplace. Soundproofing adds privacy, and some homeowners even choose to install a hospitality center with a countertop, microwave, refrigerator, and cabinetry for glasses.
Electric in-floor heating can be found throughout. In the master bathroom, you’ll find a freestanding soaker tub, a large vanity with double sinks and two medicine cabinets, a separate shower with frameless glass enclosure, and a one-piece toilet in a separate accommodate area.
Upscale master suites are designed to be more than comfortable; they’re almost resort-like. Spending time in your master suite at the end of a long day is like coming home to a luxury hotel, where you can kick back and relax.
For an upscale master suite addition, expect to pay between $200,000-$300,000.
An example of a deck addition includes a 16×20 foot deck made from pressure-treated joists and composite decking, built-in benches and planters to make the space more attractive and functional. A complete railing for safety and stairs to access the deck from the yard is also included. Modern decks often have lighting for nighttime entertainment. This is the perfect home addition for a family that loves to spend time outdoors and entertain guests.
For a deck addition, expect to pay between $15,000-$25,000.
Should I go Traditional or Upscale?
Here’s what we generally tell people – if you’re making changes to your forever home, you won’t be disappointed with an upscale addition. Upscale additions enable more personalization and customization, whereas traditional additions focus more on utility. If you’re planning on living in your home for many more years, you want it to feel like it’s truly yours.Reward yourself for your years of hard work and walk into your new space every day with a feeling of excitement and satisfaction.
Interested in a Home Addition? Let’s Talk.
Creative Building Concepts can guide you every step up the way. We’ll help you create a design that perfectly matches your needs and budget, then our top-notch craftsman will make it come to life. To see some of our past work, visit our home additions gallery page. If you want to talk about your project, schedule a free consultation.