Bump-out additions can provide your home with a little extra living space, without the hefty investment of a full addition. As opposed to full additions, bump-out additions can only extend up to 3 feet away from the home and add 10 to 12 feet in width. While these types of additions cannot add an entire extra room to your home, they may be the perfect solution to provide a little extra living space to a cramped room.
Extend the master suite
Your master suite should serve as your tranquil getaway in your home. If you’re one of the lucky ones with a first floor master, a bump-out addition could be the perfect solution in creating your dream master suite. One of the best ways to do this is to create your dream master bathroom. Adding a few feet onto the master bath can provide room to add in a separate soaking tub and shower, add in a walk-in shower, or even allow room for more storage or counter space. Either way, these projects are a sure way to create more efficient living space.
A less costly alternative would be to create your very own walk-in closet or dressing room. If your family is one of many to have cramped and overflowing closets, this might be a good solution for your bump-out addition.
Open up the kitchen
While it may be a bit pricier, re-configuring the kitchen layout could add more efficiency to your workspace. This is especially true if the working triangle is achieved. Not sure what the working triangle is? We touched on it in a previous post available here: Why You Need a Kitchen Island. A bump-out addition is a good way to ensure that your kitchen is efficient and add a little more room to cook.
Another option for a bump-out addition is to add a dining space or eating nook. While this is a cheaper option, that doesn’t mean that it is necessarily not as good as a full kitchen remodel. Adding on a dining area or breakfast nook in a bump-out addition will not only provide more square footage to your kitchen, but it will also provide another space for your family to get together and enjoy your home.