Home additions are a great way to add living space without having to move. There are three options for many homes. You can either build out, build up, or convert existing space.
Building out is one of the most popular choices homeowners make. It causes less disruption to the existing structure than building up and is usually the most practical. If the home includes an outdoor patio or deck that already has footings, the new structure may be able to be built on top of that space, saving you both time and money. If there is not an existing structure, you will have to start from beneath ground level and work up to ensure your addition is structurally sound.