By building an addition onto your home, you can make it more livable while increasing its value. A home addition allows you to comfortably stay in a home and neighborhood you like without incurring the expenses and inconvenience of moving. The idea behind an addition is to increase space by building on or in any direction from the existing home structure.

The direction you build your addition in depends on a few important factors. You need to be able to pinpoint which direction is right for you once you understand the basics of home additions. Furthermore, consulting with a professional about what type of addition will work best for your home may also benefit you in the long run. There are several things you can do on your own, and we recommend you do them.

The first step is to sit down and think about all the ways in which you could expand your ground floor. If you live on a thousand-acre ranch, this should be no problem. But most of us have a finite amount of space to work with. In fact, the majority of homeowners are constantly trying to maximize what little property they have. Expanding the ground floor is wise because it appeals to homebuyers, should the time come for you to sell. Ground-level additions are also convenient for households with elders since they eliminate the need for difficult-to-maneuver stairs.

If you do decide to go with a ground-level addition, be prepared for the addition to expand into your yard and change the shape of your home. The most common addition is one that expands into the back of your yard. Many people add a sunroom or extend their living area this way because the addition won’t change the look of the home from the street. Those of you with large yards shouldn’t have problem. However, if your yard is small, you need to determine property lines.

Another popular option is to build onto the second story of your house, such as over a garage. Building up is a little trickier because you have to schedule your addition during cooperative weather conditions. During a second-story addition, there will be a time when a portion of your roof is open, and you don’t want poor weather conditions to enter your house. Depending on the situation it’s sometimes less expensive to build up because you don't need to build a foundation.

Before considering a home addition, make sure that you take into account the hidden costs associated with a new home addition. It’s really quite simple if you think about it. As size of your house increases, so will the amount of heat it will take to warm the temperature up. Likewise, you will need more cool air to keep the space cool. You might also have to re-carpet several rooms in your house to match the new carpet in the addition, and your furniture may need to be replaced as well. Be sure to consider the increase in bills beyond what the actual addition will cost you.

A garage is an investment that can add much value to your home. Also, a garage can add shelter for your vehicle, and the space could double as a work/hobby shop or extra storage facility. There are many questions to consider when adding a garage. Should my garage be attached to my home or detached? Should it be a single-car or double-car garage? What type of siding should I use (including brick, clapboard and vinyl)? Should the garage be heated?

A dormer is a structural element of a building that protrudes from the plane of a sloping roof surface. Dormers are used, either in original construction or as later additions, to create usable space in the roof of a building by adding headroom and by usually enabling addition of windows.

Often confused with the term dormer, a dormer window is a window set into the dormer. Like skylights, dormer windows are a source of light and ventilation for top floors. But unlike skylights, dormer windows increase the amount of headroom in the room and create more usable space. David Ness Jr. Construction should be your first choice when you think of dormer contractors! Let us put our years of experience to work for you.


Allan & Pamela Marston wanted more space for a growing family. The property was difficult for adding additional floor space. Our solution was to convert the existing cape into a colonial. By doing so, we were able to add a bedroom and family room. These photos show the progress from cape to colonial.

Paul and Sandra Bernstein of Sharon, Massachusetts came to David ness jr Construction co. to add an attached garage and extend the living room. They provided the plans and we completed construction. We added the new garage & living room addition as well as finishing the exterior with cedar shingles.

Jonathan & Janelle Christos of Dartmouth, Massachusetts wanted to add an aesthetic appeal to his house with a large dormer over his front entrance way. David Ness Jr. Construction Co. added a new dormer and matched up the home owners exterior and roof to match perfect against their existing roof and exterior.

Ernie & Marie Banister of Milton, Massachusetts were looking to add a new Sunroom/ entrance way to their home and called upon David Ness Jr. Construction Co. To complete the job.We added on a spectacular new entrance way and perfectly matched the exterior to seamlessly match.

Dennis McDougal of Bridgewater, Massachusetts wanted to increase his square footage in his bedroom area on the second floor of his house. David ness Jr. Construction Co added a new roof, 4 new windows and extended his living space by adding a brand new dormer

Building an addition onto your existing home is a great investment.
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