Let’s Make Room for the Whole Family: Dormers, Additions & Extensions

When the house starts to get cramped and your family needs more room, some great solutions are dormers, additions or extensions. If the hassle of moving to a larger house is not at the top of your list of priorities, making more room for the family in your current home can be easily achieved by adding on to the house in a number of ways.

When building a dormer, addition or extension, choosing the right contractor with the experience needed for this type of renovation is key. The staff at Center Island Contracting understands what home additions will not only add square footage but will also accentuate the beauty of your current structure. Your current structure will greatly impact the type of renovation project needed to add more space to your home; whether that means building up and adding a second floor or dormer or spreading out with an extension.

Adding a dormer, addition or extension also relies heavily on the amount of property you’re working with. If limited in space, building up is your solution. However, if you have some space to work with, a home extension can be built to add on to your home to give it the additional square footage your growing family is looking for.


A dormer on the second story of your home can increase the livable square footage by adding another room to your home’s layout. For example, building a dormer can convert the unused space in your attic into an extra bedroom, office space or playroom for the kids. If your property is too small for an extension, a dormer could be just what your family needs when looking for more space. Dormers can add value to your home as well as spruce up curb appeal.


A home addition is a bump out that increases your home’s living space, in the form of a family room, kitchen, master bedroom, dining room or any type of room your family needs to increase functionality within the house. It can be as large or small or a project as needed to make more space for the family – meaning you can add an entire wing to your house or a single room. Home additions will eventually pay for themselves over time, so it’s a valuable investment.


With the proper space and permitting, an extension can greatly increase the size of your living space and add value to your home. Discuss the type of extension that’s best for your property with any of Center Island Contracting’s contractors. There are many extensions to choose from; from rear extensions to garage conversions, and adding on to your kitchen or living room to create a large great room.

Our qualified professional home remodeling team can assist you in accomplishing any dormer, addition or extension project from small home remodeling projects to historical home extensions on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island! For more information on how we can help you with your home additions in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc., email us or call (516) 481-4707.