“Our family definitely needs more space,” Janet said, “but with home prices being what they are right now, there’s no way I’m dealing with trying to buy a larger house.” The Newton, MA homeowner is in the process of planning a 2024 home addition. “We’re going to have space for our girls to each have their own rooms,” she explained, “as well as a fitness room to work off all of that baking we did during the pandemic.”
What are the most popular home additions in the Newton, MA area? We asked a local home designer contractor for home additions, and here’s what they’re seeing.
Bigger, Better Kitchens
By far, the most popular type of addition in the Newton, MA area is the kitchen addition. Extending the kitchen to include a dining area, a pantry, or more space in general is the number one type of addition locally.
Bump Outs & Room Additions
Love the family room but need it to be a bit bigger to accommodate everyone? Bump outs are small additions, generally less than the size of a typical household room. Room additions are add ons that are larger than 100 sq. ft.
Can’t get enough natural daylight? Sunrooms – sometimes known as three season porches – are largely glass additions that can be used for dining room, family room, home office, workout room, conservatory or more. Sunrooms are very popular as playrooms for families with small children. We’ve also found them to be a big hit with artists, who enjoy having a little extra space for a studio, and for anyone who wants a quiet corner to retreat to after a long day.
Second Story Additions
Sometimes you need to raise the roof. Increase the living area of your home without increasing the building’s footprint with a second story addition. Generally second story additions are used for bedrooms and additional living space, but you can use yours any way you’d like.