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How Much Do Home Additions Cost?

Many people resort to home additions to add rooms because they feel cramped in their homes and need extra living space. Their wish for a larger space can come true with a home addition project managed by a general contractor. Home additions come in various sizes and types, and there is an overwhelming number of home addition costs to calculate roughly.

If you’re thinking of creating an expansion to your home, you’ll need to read this home addition cost breakdown.

Average Home Addition Cost

Construction costs will depend on your existing home structure and what you’d like to build. Some additions won’t even need another room, like converting a garage.

The average cost for home addition or adding a room is $46,000, with most homeowners spending between $21,000 and $74,000.

How Much Do Home Additions Cost Per Square Foot?

Home additions cost between $85 and $400 per square foot, with most spending $80 to $200 per square foot on the first floor and $100 to $300 per square foot on the second floor. The project cost will vary greatly depending on material prices, labor costs, and location.

Factors That Influence The Cost Of A Home Extension Project

It isn’t easy to pinpoint exact costs when it comes to a home addition project, for many factors will affect the total project cost.

First off, the level of intricacy of the construction project will have a significant influence on the final cost and can raise or lessen the total expense. Include other costs, like applying a new foundation, insulation, and site preparation. The building materials you’ll utilize and the existing materials will also add to the overall costs.

In addition, your home addition cost could increase based on the building permits you acquire and conforming to specific local building codes. Water drainage, septic systems, and electrical wiring are just some features that might be monitored. A qualified local builder will be able to advise you regarding the prerequisites in your area.

Common Types Of Room Addition

Many homeowners want to add an extra room to their homes. And this can be executed on the ground floor or the second story. Room addition costs are primarily based on the type of room being constructed.

Take into account that unexpected costs will arise suddenly. Allocate an extra 10%-20% in case you come across circumstances demanding additional costs.

Living Room / Family Room

The typical range for a living room is $20,000 to $45,000, with the higher-end usually consisting of custom built-in cabinets or expensive flooring. Expanded living rooms provide more space for families and friends to gather.

Bathroom

A new bathroom addition costs around $35,000. Bathrooms are pricier as they need plumbing work and bathroom fixtures like toilets and showers. Some homeowners decide to splurge on a jacuzzi tub, influencing the overall price.

Master Bedroom

Adding a new master bedroom suite can cost between $59,000 and $100,000 and up. Considering it often has an attached bathroom and walk-in closet, master bedroom addition costs can quickly surge.

Attic

Most homeowners spend from $40,000 to $80,000 to convert an attic into a cozy room. This reconstruction requires owners to have sufficient ventilation and insulation for livable permanent use. Not to mention the installation costs for a staircase in this room.

In-Law Suite Addition Costs

In-law suites are often around 600 to 750 square feet, costing between $78,000 and $135,000, with an average cost of $90,000. The In-law suite includes one bedroom and bathroom, a small living room, a kitchenette, a laundry room, and maybe some storage.

Second story

Adding a second floor to your home is like constructing a whole house from square one. The cost can range from $300 to $500 per square foot since it requires removing and replacing the existing roof. The total expense can quickly jump into six figures depending on how many rooms are being constructed.

Garage

For a simple garage addition, expect to pay around $10,800. Usually, the larger the square footage, the less it will cost. An attached garage is more affordable; however, if you need to build a detached garage, expect to pay roughly $13,200 – $24,200.

Get Reliable Cost Estimates From Honest Renovations

Rather than making guesswork at the approximate total cost of the home addition you intend to build, call Honest Renovations.

A great way to save money is to hire a professional contractor. Honest Renovations has the expertise and professional connections to reduce your costs. We start the process by scheduling a thorough phone discussion. We’ll examine the specifics of your current home and what type of addition you’re considering. We will also check out your property to assess the extra space and landscape we will be transforming.

We will provide an approximate quote for your specific home addition projects. Call us now or fill in the form, and you will receive estimates from trusted experts.

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