Using a Patio for a House Addition

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Putting an addition on your home is a great way to increase your living space and make your home more functional while also increasing the value of your home. If your home already has a patio, that is a great place to start your addition.

The beauty of creating a house addition from your patio is that there are so many options. You could create a sunroom or four seasons room. This gives you the ability to continue using your patio much as you always have, but with some protection from the elements so that you can use it all year round. Another option is to add an office to give you a place to work from home. With this new space, you could run a business out of your home or work from home a couple days a week to cut down on your commute. You could even add an extra bedroom for a growing family. There are many great choices.

Things to Consider When Planning Your Addition

There are a few things that you need to take into consideration when you are planning to use your patio to start a house addition. The concrete slab for your patio is not exactly the same as the slab that a house is built on; be sure to obtain all proper permits and inspections before work is begun on the addition. In some cases, you may need additional reinforcements to the patio before you can start building walls. Ask your contractor for guidance. He may recommend that you strengthen the footer or make other adjustments.

Another aspect of your new addition to consider is insulation. Your patio is wide open to outdoors, so obviously it has no insulation. If you want to use this addition as an interior space, you will need to make sure that it is well insulated and can keep you warm. If the addition is uninsulated and drafty, it can allow the heat from the rest of the home to escape and run up your utility bills. Insulating the addition thoroughly will allow you to make use of it all throughout the year while keeping the whole house comfortable and saving energy.

In the same vein, don’t forget about the HVAC system. The patio typically is not connected to the home’s HVAC system. You will have to decide whether to tie the patio addition in to the HVAC system or just use freestanding heaters in that room. You also need adequate ventilation in the room addition so that humidity and moisture don’t accumulate there.

Benefits of Home Additions

Creating a room addition to your home from your patio is a great way to add value to your home. Regardless of what type of room you add, you will certainly increase your home’s potential resale value. While you continue to live in the home, you will enjoy the benefit of having more living space available for you to use. Your house will be more functional and better suit your needs. When you add a house addition, you can customize the space to be exactly what you need. You don’t have to move to a new home to get the space that you need; you can create it in your own home.

If you are interested in using your patio to create a house addition, contact 5 Day Kitchen Remodels. In addition to kitchen remodels, we also do room additions, patio covers, and more. Contact 5 Day Kitchen Remodels to learn more about how you can use your patio to create a house addition. 619-399-7159.