Types of home additions for your house - Family room

Types of home additions you can create to make your life easier and more enjoyable.

When it comes to remodeling your home, adding new spaces can truly transform the way you live. Whether you want a luxurious retreat or simply need more room for your growing family, home additions are an excellent way to modernize your space and increase its value.

What are the most common types of home additions?

There are many different types of home additions you can add to create the spaces you want. Understanding, sometimes an addition can be an extension on the main floor of your home or it can be a second story addition. On the main floor (ground level), a room addition or bump out can be easily accessible and provide for older adults who are wanting to age in place (or others who need easy access to their home).

Remodels of this kind can include other features, such as patio or other outdoor living spaces that can increase your enjoyment of your day-to-day life.

Here are a few of the most popular that are focused on specific trends or goals to help you make your home life better.

Master Suite

One of the most common types of home additions we do is a master suite. These additions are a surefire way to elevate both comfort and style in your home. This type of addition typically includes a spacious bedroom, an en-suite bathroom, and sometimes even a walk-in closet or dressing area. With careful planning and attention to detail, you can create a private oasis that offers relaxation and rejuvenation at every turn.

Large, open bedroom

  • A large, open bedroom can completely transform the look and feel of your home.
  • By incorporating a bump out or conventional house addition into your existing floor plan, you can create a spacious and inviting retreat for rest and relaxation.
  • With ample space to incorporate additional features such as seating areas or a private study nook, this type of bedroom addition offers endless possibilities for customization.

Modern, spa-like bathroom

The modern, spa-like bathroom is a popular addition to upscale homes. It offers a luxurious retreat within the comfort of your own home. Some key features of this type of bathroom include:

  • Elegant and sleek design
  • High-end fixtures and finishes
  • Freestanding bathtub or walk-in shower with rainfall showerhead
  • Ambient lighting for a relaxing atmosphere
  • Heated floors for added comfort

Walk-in closet

Upgrade your storage space with a walk-in closet, a luxurious addition to any home. With its spacious layout and organized shelving, a walk-in closet provides ample room for all your clothes, shoes, and accessories. A walk-in closet will boost your storage capacity, which is an indulgent enhancement for any residence. Featuring a generous design and well-arranged shelves, this lavish addition offers abundant space to accommodate all your garments, footwear, and accessories.

3-seasons room

A 3-seasons room or a sunroom addition is a versatile addition to your home that allows you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort throughout most of the year.

  • Large windows and screens
  • Provides a seamless connection with nature while protecting you from bugs and inclement weather
  • A sunlit space can be used as a cozy reading nook, indoor garden area, or even as additional living space

Aging in Place (or In-law suite)

An aging in place suite (or, in-law suite) is a popular home addition for homeowners looking to prepare for later in life or accommodating aging family members. With a private living space, bedroom, bathroom, and sometimes even a kitchenette, an in-law suite provides comfort and convenience for both the residents and the host family.

This type of addition can be designed to blend seamlessly with the existing home architecture or create a separate entrance for complete privacy. Whether it’s used as a guest suite or long-term living arrangement, an in-law suite offers practicality and functionality for multigenerational households.

Creating an in-law suite allows homeowners to adapt their homes to changing needs without sacrificing style or quality. This versatile addition not only accommodates aging parents but also serves as additional living space that can be utilized for various purposes when not occupied by family members.


A kitchen addition will help you transform the experience and utility of you kitchen into a functional and stylish space. Consider adding a kitchen island for extra counter space and seating, or installing custom cabinets to maximize storage. Upgrading your appliances with modern, energy-efficient models can also make a big impact on both the functionality and aesthetics of your kitchen.

Another popular trend is open shelving, which can create an airy feel and showcase your favorite dishes or decor items. Don’t forget about lighting – installing recessed lights or pendant fixtures can enhance the ambiance of your kitchen while providing ample task lighting. With these additions, you’ll be able to enjoy a modernized kitchen that meets all of your needs in style.

Home theater

If you’re a homeowner looking to add value and luxury to your property, remodeling your home with a home theater or entertainment room is a fantastic choice. Not only will it enhance your entertainment options, but it will also provide you with a space to unwind and relax after a long day.

When creating a home theater or entertainment room, it’s important to consider the design and layout of the space. The size of the room will determine the type of equipment and seating arrangements you can incorporate. It’s important to take measurements and consult with professionals to ensure optimal acoustics and viewing angles.

Some of the features available for a home theater addition, include:

  • Custom audio system
  • Plush, comfortable seating with built-in cup holders and reclining options will ensure that you and your guests can enjoy the movie in utmost comfort.
  • Gaming consoles and streaming devices can be incorporated
  • Large screens

6. Garage Addition

If you’re a homeowner looking to add some extra space, a garage addition can be a great option. Not only does it provide additional storage for your vehicles, but it can also increase the value and functionality of your home.

One of the main advantages of a garage addition is the added convenience and protection it offers for your vehicles. By having a dedicated space to park your cars, you can keep them safe from the elements and potential damage. This is especially important if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions or have expensive or vintage cars that require extra care. Furthermore, a garage addition can also provide valuable storage space for other items such as tools, bicycles, lawn equipment, and even holiday decorations.

You also can do a garage conversion, where you take your existing attached garage and turn it into usable living space, such as a family room, entertainment room or bedroom. Most homeowners don’t want to be without a garage, so coupling this with a garage addition is a good choice to expand the space in your home, while still having a garage for vehicles and storage.

Different types of home additions for you

At Stella Contracting, we do exemplary work with the highest degree of professionalism and craftsmanship. We’d be happy to discuss your needs and desires for your home so we can help you achieve them.