Room Add In vs. Room Add On – Home Remodeling Project

If your family is growing and you are feeling the squeeze in what once seemed like a spacious enough home then you might be entertaining the following three home remodeling project options.

1) Move into a larger home.
This option may or may not include a home remodeling project but let’s face it, there will certainly be personalizing involved. While moving to a new home is an exciting option it comes with a much higher cost. Plus all the hassles of moving; such as, new numbers, maybe putting the kids in a new school, leaving memories behind, and the potential of your new neighbors being less than hospitable toward you.

2) Adding onto your home, making it larger.
Room add on (AKA room additions). You can add a second story, or a room new bedroom, or another garage, the possibilities are only limited by how high and how wide you can go on your property. Advantages are more space to enjoy and grow into. You stay in the same home you know and love. Drawbacks are displacement during construction, upsetting the neighbors, high home remodeling cost, and loss of yard space if expanding outward.

3) Adding in to you home, making smart use of already available space.
Room add ins include: Garage conversion (into bedroom, game room or office), loft conversion, splitting a great room into two separate rooms, bathroom additions, master bedroom conversion, office conversions, built in entertainment centers, kitchen remodeling and expansion, etc. The ideas are limitless. Advantages are the same as adding on: more space to enjoy and grow into. You stay in the same home you know and love. Extra benefits include a much lower home remodel cost and little to no noise and dust from construction upsetting your family or your neighbors. Also there is less involved in obtaining necessary building permits. Drawbacks are the loss of previously open spaces that gave the room (or house) an “open” feeling.

Another great home remodeling project example of adding in to your home:

A common theme among San Diego homes are high vaulted ceilings in downstairs living rooms, dining rooms and family rooms. While this is ascetically pleasing, and does promote a large sense of space, it is however a waste of available living space.

Loft conversions are popular right now!
A loft conversion can transform your unused wasted empty high vaulted ceiling space or attic space into a functional loft room or living area. After all, you already have the space there, right? It’s just waiting to be developed and used. Creating a loft also tends to cost less because instead of adding to the house, you will be working within its existing dimensions and foundation.

Some like the high vaulted ceiling look. I get it. It’s spacious, airy, and feels less confining as you enjoy open space above you. But with any home design there are drawbacks. A high vaulted ceiling is open unused space that could be used for living or storage. A high ceiling also cost more to heat in the winter because heat rises. It therefore take s that much more heat before it reaches comfortable levels near the ground.

Vaulted ceilings also cost more to cool in the summer because where there is a high ceiling there is usually less insulation. Sure you can get a layer or two in a vaulted roof, but a crawl space attic offers far more space for insulation.

HK Construction Leads the Field in San Diego Home Remodeling

If you move to a new home we can help with your home remodeling project to make it a perfect fit for your family. If you want to add on or add in to your existing home we are happy to help transform your current home into a larger living area that suits your new growing needs.

No matter which option you choose HK Construction can help. Call us for a free cost savings analysis between the three choices outlined above. We’ll give you our best recommendation so you can make a well informed decision.

Since 1996, HK Construction has developed an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. As a family-owned and operated business with 1,000’s of satisfied customers, we’re proud to consistently meet and frequently exceed our customer’s expectations. We have reviews and testimonials of our good works spread all over the internet. Just Google us!

Our hallmark is that we do really good work for a very fair price. When it comes to attention to details and communication, our project managers are thorough, extremely detailed, courteous, and caring of your wants and needs.

Call HK Construction and ask for a complimentary assessment of your home’s open space area and what the costs involved might be.

Marc Gieselmann, Owner
HK Construction, Inc.
Phone:  858-748-6580
Business Mailing Address: 13956 Sam-O-Reno Road, Poway, CA 92064