4 Home Renovation Ideas to Add More to Your Living Space 

Last Updated on February 27, 2024 by SampleBoard

Home renovation projects can be cheap or expensive, depending on what you want to achieve with the entire renovation project.

For living space addition, the projects are mostly costly and time-intensive, which makes many homeowners shy away from these noble and rewarding projects.

If you plan to renovate your home for space addition, you don’t have to fret about the high renovation costs.

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Here are four tried, cost-effective ideas you should consider:

Convert Your Porch

If you’re struggling between choosing a sunroom or an addition, your porch can be a great inspiration for what to go for during a conversion.

While sunrooms are mostly a backyard preserve, you can also design them into the front of your home by converting your porch.

You do this by enclosing the porch with glass all around so you can create an extra safe space to rest in during the day and even at night.

Sunrooms can also work as an extra office space, a new sitting room, a library, or a music room where you can spend most of your time doing what you love.

The idea is to convert the once under-utilized porch space into a busy, enclosed space in your home.

Finish Your Attic

If you have an unfinished attic, you could secure a lot of livable square footage once you complete this space.

A well-planned attic space could be the quietest home office you’ve had in a while, a luxurious master suite, or even a hangout area for visitors or kids.

Whatever you choose to use this space for depends on the budget you’re willing to set aside and the recommended space for attic occupation.

Enclose Your Patio

While enclosing an existing patio will be a lot of work, it’s much cheaper than redefining a current floor plan to gain additional floor space.

An enclosed patio is a great idea to gain extra living space and take advantage of the outdoor weather and relaxation ambiance. 

If your patio unveils the beautiful and quiet space of your backyard near a pool deck or some fluffy trees, then this is an idea you would embrace.

The best thing about patio enclosures is that their construction can continue with minimal disruption to other parts of your home.

Add a Bump Out

A bump-out addition is an excellent way to add extra space to any room you feel is quickly running out of space in your house.

Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom, a bump-out is the most cost-effective way to achieve a few inches of space without compromising design and style.

With as little as $5,000, you can build a bump-out that extends your room with about 2 or 3 square feet of space.

While you can go bigger than 15 square feet, the cost can increase to about $20,000 depending on your room size.

Anything over 15 square feet would mean full, safe construction work with beam supports and concrete footings.

Regardless of the design ideas for a larger living space you’re already employing, these four home renovation ideas should easily fit into your design needs and cost.

You can employ more than one of these ideas to maximize the available space for optimal results. You can enclose a patio and convert your porch to build multiple extra rooms simultaneously.