Summer Is Here! Does Your House Have Enough Living Space?
Your home gets a lot of use in the summer months. The kids are out of school, and it’s the season for family reunions and neighborhood barbecues. Sometimes a house needs more living space to comfortably accommodate everyone. An extra guest bedroom and half bathroom is always a good idea, and can offer some relief. But for many homeowners, only family room additions will guarantee a cozy living space for all inhabitants. Here at Tri-County General Contracting, Tom Thornton and his team are ready to work with you and your budget in getting you the family room additions of your dreams.
Family Room Additions; Open, Well-Lit Gathering Places
What family doesn’t want a cozy family room in their house? Family room additions are typically centralized, high-ceiling rooms with optional skylights, bay windows, fireplaces, and hardwood floors. They are places where families spend their free time together, watch TV, play games or just relax after a long day outside. They are typically tied into existing HVAC systems, allowing the room to be used comfortably all year-round.
According to Remodeling Magazine, the average cost of a mid-range 400-square-foot family room addition is approx. $85,000. This estimate is based on adding a 16-by-25-foot room on a crawlspace foundation to a home. The estimated price includes vinyl siding and a fiberglass shingled roof on the exterior. The room’s interior features drywall with fiberglass insulation, pre-finished hardwood flooring and 180 square feet of glazing including windows, atrium-style exterior doors and two operable skylights.
Factors To Consider When Planning Family Room Additions:
- What design’s architecture matches the architecture of the home? Every contractor will tell you that the idea is to make the addition look as though it was part of the home’s original design. Roofing, siding and trim alike should all match the existing structure, and the addition’s roof line should blend seamlessly with the rest of the house’s roof.
- Where are the windows and doors going? Doors and windows should be a major consideration when planning family room additions. A window in the right place can optimize a view, be a source of natural light or add pleasant aesthetics to a home. Also, selecting energy-efficient windows and doors can help keep heating bills down in the winter, and A/C bills down in the summer.
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