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If you’re considering a home remodel, it’s okay to think outside of your existing square footage. Adding another room is a popular service within the building industry, and for good reason. It can open up new possibilities in terms of layout and functionality, allowing you to more fully realize your vision of what your home should look like. To help you get started, we’ve gone ahead and answered some of the questions that might arise when considering a room addition:

room additionWhat are the most common types of room additions?

When it comes to remodeling your home, Modaa’s professional team takes every possibility into account. In past remodels, we’ve added everything from children’s playrooms to home offices. Here are some ideas to kickstart your imagination:

  • Grand master bedrooms
  • Spa-like master bathrooms
  • Second-story additions
  • Family rooms, playrooms, and home offices
  • Garage and workspace expansions

Among the options listed above, master bedrooms and bathrooms are probably the most popular. But choosing a room addition is always a personal experience — at the end of the day, it’s about what you think your home needs to truly shine.

What are some limiting factors?

Of course, not every home can support every kind of room addition. You’ll likely be limited by the size of your lot, your budget, and any potential use and variance restrictions in your area. Fortunately, our professional team at Modaa can help you navigate all of these obstacles to arrive at a solution that’s both practical and stunning.

Prior to starting the process, we can help you come up with a checklist to ensure that your room addition will be as seamless as possible. Here are some initial tips to consider:

  • Stay true to the original style of your home. Unless you are planning a redesign of the entire building, the addition should look seamless and authentic.
  • Adhere to local restrictions. It’s a good idea to ask your local building and safety department about variance restrictions and setbacks.
  • Leave room for your backyard. Be sure that you’re allocating enough space for your yard by factoring in patios, decks, and other exterior construction resulting from the addition.
  • Set up a temporary living space. You’ll need a kitchen and temporary bathroom to access during construction.

Where can I see some examples?

Check out our portfolio if you need some inspiration. Projects like our Timeless Hancock Park remodel and our two-story California Elements home in Venice can help you think about your own space in new and exciting ways.

Okay, I’m ready! Where do I start?

Schedule an initial consultation with one of our project managers so we can go over your vision and construction ideas. Even if you don’t have all the details ironed out yet, we can work together to draft a plan of action. In fact, we prefer to take on projects in the pre-construction phase, as this allows us to help our clients plan everything from the start.