Inspiring, Affordable Home Additions

Building an addition is a very exciting project, especially if your home was bought, rather than built by you. This is your chance to create a custom space with your personal touch. Besides providing your home with more living space, building a home addition can be a terrific investment and a satisfying project for you and your family.

Before you actually break ground on a home addition, your first have to have a plan. You need to determine what you are looking for in terms of additional living space. For example: How many square feet? What type of rooms do you want? What is the primary function of your new space? Once this has been determined, then it is important for you to find out the market value of homes in your area with a similar sized addition. For example, you don’t want to spend $50,000 on a new home addition that will only increase the market value of your home by $25,000.

We recently added a new collection of home additions featuring family rooms, kitchens, master suites, porches and sunrooms to help you get started. Each blueprint comes with everything you need to build your addition, a cost to build estimator and free modification quotes so you can confidently design and afford your new living space.

Our most recent issue of Home Ideas features helpful articles about how to build a beautiful home addition, stages of remodeling and the latest green building products.


A rear addition, allows for a new, functional kitchen space that adjoins the family room. The new kitchen now includes a pantry, serving buffet and stylish angled snack counter. The dining room gains a few feet in length and the new rear wall features a stylish half-round window.

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