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Bump-out addition | The Family Handyman

Cramped bath? Add a bump-out addition and learn about the magic of six square feet!

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A bump-out addition is a great way to expand a small bathroom without messing with other nearby rooms. It’s complicated, but the spaced gained is well worth the effort. This article covers the key issues you’ll have to deal with.

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Bump-out addition overview: Benefits and planning

Building a “bump-out” is a big project that adds only a few square feet to a room. (Here are some other ways to add square footage to your home.) But in some rooms—especially bathrooms—an extra 6 or 7 sq. ft. allows for a complete transformation. With this wee addition, you can actually turn a half bath into a full bath, install a luxury two-sink vanity or even install a

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2020 Cost of a Family Room Addition

 
low cost Low: DIY Additions Can Run $10,000-$20,000 average cost Medium: Conversions Can Run $1,000-$50,000 high cost High: Additions Can Run $30,000-$75,000+
Adding a family room can provide space to stretch out and live, with room for toys, homework, a media center, computer games or whatever family members need.
Typical costs:
  • Converting an existing garage or basement into a family room runs anywhere from $200-$5,000 or more for a do-it-yourself project, but hiring some to build it can be $7,500-$50,000 or more depending on the size and condition of the existing space; the quality of chosen fixtures and features such as lighting, flooring and wall treatments; whether the project includes a bathroom; and local labor rates.
  • As a do-it-yourself project, adding new floor space for a family room requires a wide range of high-level handyman skills and runs about $25-$50 a square foot, depending on complexity and materials, or about $10,000-$20,000 for a 16×25-foot room (400
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2019 Cost of a Family Room Addition

 
low cost Low: DIY Additions Can Run $10,000-$20,000 average cost Medium: Conversions Can Run $1,000-$50,000 high cost High: Additions Can Run $30,000-$75,000+
Adding a family room can provide space to stretch out and live, with room for toys, homework, a media center, computer games or whatever family members need.
Typical costs:
  • Converting an existing garage or basement into a family room runs anywhere from $200-$5,000 or more for a do-it-yourself project, but hiring some to build it can be $7,500-$50,000 or more depending on the size and condition of the existing space; the quality of chosen fixtures and features such as lighting, flooring and wall treatments; whether the project includes a bathroom; and local labor rates.
  • As a do-it-yourself project, adding new floor space for a family room requires a wide range of high-level handyman skills and runs about $25-$50 a square foot, depending on complexity and materials, or about $10,000-$20,000 for a 16×25-foot room (400
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Tips on Adding a Family Room Addition to your House

Tips on Adding a Family Room Addition to your House

by: Nazim Nice

As families expand, so do their spatial needs. Suddenly a house that seemed adequately sized for two or three may feel tight when the family increases in size. If a home already has enough bedrooms, a family room addition is often a useful addition to increase the amount of space in a home and increase the functionality.

Where an addition is placed on a house will vary depending on the layout of the home and actual site conditions. If there is space on the site that allows for a family room addition on the main level, I often look for a location near the kitchen. If there is no space on the site, we’ll either look at a location such as in an unfinished basement, or consider adding onto a second story. One recent trend is locating

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