Conventional House Addition
A conventional house addition is a multi-room structure that is built onto the side of a house and is permanently open to the main house. When built well enough, a house addition essentially blends into and becomes the house itself.
A house addition can have many types of areas: great room, dining room, family room, bathroom, guest bedroom, or primary bedroom. Rarely is a kitchen added to the addition, unless the addition is intended to be an apartment.
About This Term: Primary Bedroom
Many real estate associations as well as the national Real Estate Standards Organization now recommend the industry coalesce around a term that is less discriminatory and better defines what it represents. “Primary Bedroom” is the name now widely used among the real estate community and better reflects the purpose of the room.
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Though expensive, with costs rarely dipping below five figures in any market, full-size house additions typically return high value in relation to their building cost. The process of adding a conventional addition to your house is long and arduous. Often it helps to consider that you are basically building a mini-house, complete with all of the trappings of a house-build, good or bad: architect, contractor, permits, wiring, HVAC, plumbing, change orders, and more.
Source: The Spruce