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How Much Does a Home Addition Cost
Sunday, July 24, 2016

A home addition is an exciting prospect, adding custom-designed square footage in a way that complements your unique interests and vision. For many families, investing in a home addition allows them to stay in a home and neighborhood they love, rather than selling and moving to accommodate their household’s needs.

The most popular reasons to build a home addition include:

  • Adding more square footage to current living areas.
  • Designing new space(s) for entertaining.
  • Expanding and/or redesigning the kitchen or an ensuite bathroom.

An addition is an investment, indeed; so, the first question clients have is, “how much will our new home addition cost?”

Factors That Affect The Cost of a Home Addition or Renovation

There is no way to provide a dollar-specific estimate until a contractor has a chance to visit your property and review plans. However, the average cost for a home addition is $40,960 ( The low-cost additions ran $8,000, while the most expensive of the 2,669 profiles was $100,000. That’s a sizable cost difference, due to the general nature of home renovations.

The complexity of the addition and the quality of material selections are the driving factors that determine the final project cost.

Things to keep in mind when determining the approximate cost of your home addition include:

  • What type of addition is it? If the addition doesn’t require major structural changes, plumbing, tile work, or multiple fixtures it will be simpler to design/build than one that does. So, addition type matters.
  • How big is it? It’s no surprise that the bigger the addition, the higher the cost since bigger projects require more materials and labor. That being said, the cost for a small, luxury bathroom addition can run higher than a simple guest bedroom addition because bathrooms are more complex and require more fixtures and finishes.
  • How complex is it? If you need to move walls, change structural supports or desire more intricate design details, an architect may be needed. That that will drive costs higher. However, an architect may also help you achieve a more clear vision and avoid structural complications that require mid-stream plan changes. They often offer unique design input that improves resale value.
  • What materials will you be using? The quality of materials you select to trim and finish the space affect the total cost. Take flooring, for example: carpet ranges from $2 to $15 per sq.ft., while natural stone comes in between $8 and $50 per sq.ft. In a 100 square-foot addition, that can be the difference of several thousand dollars.
  • Mystery factors. Then, there are the “mystery factors” involved. When a contractor creates an estimate, he’s assuming everything in your home was built to code and is in relatively good shape. However, sometimes we break into wall spaces and find electrical or plumbing work must be re-done or an undetected leak has caused significant water damage. These factors are unknowns until they’re discovered, which is why we recommend clients add 10% to 15% to the renovation budget, ensuring they won’t be stymied by any unforeseen complications.
How to Keep Costs Down For an Upcoming Home Addition

If budget is a concern, use smart strategies to keep costs down:

  • Be clear about what you want as well as  your budget.
  • Do your own demo work.
  • Be open to using reclaimed fixtures/furnishings (your contractor can help).

Read, How to Stretch Your Renovation Dollar, for more tips on how to keep costs down for and upcoming addition.

Give Midwest Property Pros a call to schedule a consultation. (513) 488-1000. Our goal is to build a high-quality home addition that matches your budget.



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