Phoenix Room Additions
You can choose from several types of additions for an average house, including ground level additions, second floor additions and detached additions. Each option has its own benefits, drawbacks and estimated prices based on factors such as the size of the structure and the features that you want to incorporate. Call DVS DevCo for more information on a free room addition quote. Whether you live in the Phoenix area or Scottsdale we have you covered for any room addition in the house!
Arizona Room Additions
An extra room means exactly that. Homeowners who choose this type of an addition often do so to add a family room, bedroom or multiple spaces. When you want to add an additional room to your home, you typically have two options: build out or build up.
This is a major construction project that involves creating an additional building structure and integrating it with the rest of the home. Average costs run anywhere from $80 to $200 per square foot. No matter whether you build out or up, you should:
- Consult with an architect before getting started to make sure that the design looks cohesive with the rest of your home, which will help enhance the resale value
- Hire a structural engineer to make sure the plans are safe and sound
- Hire a general contractor or a remodeling company
Building out typically involves adding a room at ground level, which is one of the most popular types of additions. These options increase the footprint of your home by extending the house’s perimeter outward, which offers minimal disruption to the rest of the home. Potential drawbacks of building out include the cost of having to pour a new foundation, the loss of yard or property space and the possibility that you may need to get a zoning variance depending on local regulations.
If you want to expand your living space without increasing the footprint of your home, building up is a great option. For this type of addition, you add a room to the second story, or you could add an entire second story onto a one story home. Even though your contractor won’t need to create a new foundation, he may need to strengthen the existing foundation to support the extra weight. On the downside, you need to check your town’s rules to make sure you’re not limited in the height of your home. Additionally, you’ll need to add a staircase, which typically uses up 80 to 120 square feet of living space.
Sunroom Addition in Phoenix
Sunrooms offer a budget-friendly alternative to a traditional house addition. Average costs run anywhere from $16,315 for the average sunroom, up to $70,000 or more for a 200-square foot addition with footings and a slab foundation. The cost of this project depends on the amount of space it adds, the location of the sunroom, extras such as electrical wiring and whether the room is heated (four-season room) or not heated (three-season room). Other considerations include hiring:
- Electricians: Charge an average of $50–$100 per hour
- Carpenters: Charge around $70 per hour
- Painters: Typically charge $20–$35 per hour
Buying a prefabricated sunroom runs around $11,000 per 150 square feet. Once you factor in adding heat, electricity and all the construction costs, it’s not unusual to pay between $300 and $400 per square foot for the finished product. If you want to keep the costs low, consider adding the sunroom as a three-season room without heating.
Before you decide on a sunroom, get a few estimates to make sure you’re getting the most competitive prices. Meet with a professional who can help assess the space, take accurate measurements and recommend the finishes and construction methods that will work best for you, your property and your climate.
Detached Addition in Phoenix
Detached additions can range in style and price, with prefabricated, simple shed-like rooms running around $15,000 without electricity or heat, or full guesthouses that share similar costs as a detached garage addition, which run around $24,658 on average. Like the other types of additions, you’ll need a contractor to help install and finish your detached addition. You’ll also need an electrician to add the necessary wiring and painters to finish the walls.
As with any other addition, the materials you choose have a direct impact on the cost of this project. Consider the following:
- Are you buying a prefabricated addition?
- Are you building the addition from the ground up (you might need an architect for an extra $4,811 average cost)
- Does the area need excavation? (Excavation costs average $70 per cubic yard)
- What will the exterior look like?
Will the Addition Add Value to Your Home?
Even if you have no plans to sell anytime soon, consider the resale value of your project. You might not always turn a profit on your home-expansion investment, but you should go into the job with realistic expectations about at least some kind of payback. Give us a call and will ensure that this room addition is the right invest for you!
Because they’re among the most expensive home projects, additions sometimes return less on your investment than remodels. If you’re significantly adding to the square footage of your home or adding important types of rooms, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, your investment may pay off considerably. Let DVS Devco work on the details for you room addition in Phoenix.