4 Types of Home Additions

As the years go by, we often outgrow our homes and we’re faced with two options: find a new home or add on to the existing home. Avoiding the moving process at all cost is the route many of us prefer, and as a result, the renovation process begins.

With Center Island Contracting, an experienced additions contractor, our professionals are familiar with working on home remodeling projects here on Long Island. We understand what home additions will not only add square footage but will also accentuate the beauty of your current structure. We also set realistic time frames for your home remodeling project.

After deciding to add on to your home, the next question is what type of additions are there to choose from and which one is the right one for you? Below are different types of home additions to consider.

Full Addition

Full additions can be anything from adding a second story to adding an entire wing to your home, including bedrooms, bathrooms and a large family room to increase the square footage. These types of renovation projects are the most costly but will yield the most money when it comes to resale value.

Bump Out

Bump out additions are simply extensions to existing rooms. Bump out additions are much less complicated versions of additions, and often provide the square footage needed to complete the room of your choice. When undergoing a bump out addition, new rooflines also need to be added.


Conversions are a great way to turn unused livable square footage into useful space. For example, convert your garage into an extra room in your house for a cost-effective alternative to an addition. A garage conversion will also increase the value of your home. Another alternative is a basement remodel, which will add more livable space to your home as well.

Sun Room

Adding a sunroom is less popular than the aforementioned additions, but it’s a cost-effective way to add on to your house. Although sun rooms are usually not heated, they’re a great place to spend time when the weather permits. Since they don’t need any heating or cooling installation, they’re simple to install.

Our qualified professional home remodeling team can assist you in accomplishing every home improvement task, from small home remodeling projects to additions!  We specialize in servicing Long Island, with a focus on the North Shore of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For more information on how we can help you with your home additions, email us or call (516) 481-4707.