Bump-out additions offer many benefits when you want to add more space to your home. You might wish you could have just a little more space to fit a breakfast table in your kitchen. Or your bathroom might be just shy of the few extra square feet necessary to put in the shower enclosure of your dreams. When you need a little more space but don’t want to deal with the hassle or cost of a full room addition, a bump-out might be the ideal solution. Here’s what you need to know about this type of home renovation, brought to you by the friendly pros from Forever Builders, the room additions contractors San Diego homeowners have trusted for more than 20 years.
Work Off an Existing Foundation
A bump-out is an addition that can be cantilevered off your home’s existing foundation. You can also use a bump-out to avoid having to work off your home’s current roofline. Being able to use the foundation and make simpler choices for the roof allows you to achieve your goal of expanding a space faster. The foundation on most homes can support a bump-out of several feet, but you’ll want to work with a qualified contractor to make sure your micro-addition is fully supported.
Avoid Disrupting Nearby Ground Features
Pouring a foundation for a larger room addition can require digging deeper into the ground, where the roots of mature and developing trees might get disrupted. This can impact the health of the soil and other plant life around your home, and it could even cause a favorite tree you want to leave in place to die off. You can also potentially avoid having to shift plumbing and other utility lines around your home by choosing a bump-out option that eliminates the need for deep digging.
Save on the Cost of Materials
Decreasing the size of a home improvement project naturally tends to reduce the impact on the budget. Since a bump-out only extends a space by a couple of feet, you’ll be able to avoid having to pay for the larger amounts of building materials you would need for a large room addition that spans a couple of hundred square feet. When you’re on a tight budget or just can’t see the point of spending more than you need for a bigger room, the bump-out option helps you use more of your property space with a smaller financial outlay.
Utilize the Current Heating & Cooling System
Heating and cooling systems are selected based on the size of homes and the rooms that need climate control. Adding on a full room often requires having to upgrade the entire system if the one you have is barely able to keep up with the current square footage. At the very least, a full room addition will usually require you to expand the ductwork and vents into the new space. Bump-outs can usually be planned to use the current vents in the room you’re expanding. While you may need to plan to place plumbing lines outside the bump-out to prevent freezing, being able to avoid extending ductwork is often a benefit of choosing this expansion option.
Whether you need a bump-out addition or a whole home remodel, the team from Forever Builders will guide you through every step of the process. You can rely on us to provide the most affordable home remodeling services and ensure your vision becomes reality. From design to completion, we’ll help you create the home you’ve always wanted, meeting all your expectations while keeping your costs within budget. To find out more about our exceptional remodeling services, give one of our friendly team members a call today at (833) 243-5624.