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BDS Design Build Remodel brings more than 15 years of experience in home addition remodeling in Chicago’s North Shore. 

First COVER.jpgAre you looking to expand your home? Perhaps you love your home, your location, or your neighborhood, but need more space to accommodate a hobby, an activity, or a growing family. Home additions are an excellent way to add usable square footage to your home without the hassle of moving.

Home additions typically involve building out or building up. First floor additions, or building out, is a great way to add additional space with minimal disruption. First-floor additions can include living room, dining room, mud rooms, kitchens, or additional bedrooms.

Second story additions can add usable square footage to a second story, or even a third story, without sacrificing the square footage of your yard. Common second story additions include additional bedrooms or finished attic space.

Take a look at the types of home additions to decide what is right for you and your home:

First Floor Additions: The most popular type of first-floor addition is known as a ‘rear addition’, which is added to create a larger master suite, and/or living space expansion, kitchen, mudroom, etc. Building out is often the least disruptive to you or your family, as you are not supporting a new space over your current living area.

Second Floor Additions: Second story additions allow you to build up, a great alternative for those with smaller lots, or those in urban environments. Depending upon the structural integrity of your current home, you can expand your one-story home into a two-story home, by adding additional bedrooms, or attic space. Traditional second story additions include additional living space over the garage, either as a bonus room, or even a porch.

Room Additions: Room additions can be built on the ground level, or on additional stories, based on the structural integrity of your property. Each option has it’s own benefits and drawbacks depending on the size of your existing home and desired features.

For additional resources and inspiration, take a look at our remodeling portfolio.


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