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Whether it’s a small bump-out addition with a remodel, or a full-blown addition project, house additions are investments. The value you receive from a new room or a second story can be enjoyed for many years to come. What’s more, the additions come in various forms and sizes. One may decide to build outwards, upwards, or downwards from the home structure in existence. With the help of Black Dog Homes, we can collaborate with you to create additional space for you and your family.

What are Common Types of Home Additions?

The beauty of home additions is that they come in all shapes and sizes. With a customized remodeling plan, you can add space to your home that is tailored to serve whatever function you desire. Here are some of the most popular types of home additions in the West Suburbs:

1. Room Addition

A room addition or a bump out is a single room built on the side of the house meant for one single function. It could be a bedroom, a home office, or even a home gym but the square footage added creates additional space for your family needs. We can help you select the right flooring, built-ins, wall treatments, entrance points, windows and other features, depending on how you plan to use the space. .

2. Sunroom

Sunrooms tend to be smaller than a full-size addition, and they’re built to provide supplemental living space. You may also hear them referred to as solarium rooms or patio rooms. Typically, sunrooms are made with prefabricated materials and not meant to be year-round living spaces, unless they’re engineered to be heated and cooled effectively. However, sunrooms can provide a versatile area for entertaining guests, doing work on a laptop or eating a meal with your family..

3. In-Law Suite

As the massive Baby Boomer generation ages, many people are volunteering their homes to accommodate their parents. While the suite and the main part of the house may share interior accesses, complete privacy and sound insulation for both sections of the home should be included. In-law units or ADUs can be attached to your main home or built as standalone structures.

4. Second Story Extension

Constructing an entirely new level is a major project that involves tearing off your roof, installing a staircase, and strengthening your existing walls and foundation. While this major addition can be costly, it does add significant square footage and resale value to your home. Work with Black Dog Homes to make sure your home’s structure and foundation can withstand the additional weight.

Our Design-Build Process

Adding more space in your home is a major project that can improve your family’s way of living. There’s a lot of decisions to make and the plans must be designed and executed with utmost precision to accomplish the sense of cohesion and increased comfort you need.

At Black Dog Homes, we provide a streamlined process to make your home addition project easy and meet your expectations. Our team at Black Dog Homes is here when you’re ready to reconstruct your home in the West Suburbs. We have a range of services and the right expertise to help with each aspect of your home addition!


Expanding Your Home in the West Suburbs

Families grow and change, and homes need to as well. Whether you require a simple bump out, a mother-in-law suite or an entire new level on your house, our team at Black Dog Homes has the experience and expertise to guide you through both design and construction. With our customizable house addition services, we can modify your existing structure to accommodate whatever your family needs to live comfortably in the West Suburbs.