Like many homeowners, you probably dream about expanding your kitchen and turning it into a vivacious, warm space that is both functional and welcoming. If you’re thinking about kitchen remodeling but wondering how to get the kitchen you want at a price you can afford, a bump-out may be your best option. A “bump-out” addition is the extension of a room or building using a projection of an existing wall. It is a secure and affordable alternative to a full home addition.
Below are just a few of the reasons you should invest in a kitchen bump-out in Connecticut.
1. More Kitchen Space
Many older kitchens are just a bit too small by modern standards. With no room for a dining table or breakfast nook, small kitchens can leave property owners feeling trapped by unworkable dimensions and cramped spaces. In many cases, a kitchen bump-out provides the wiggle room you need to create the space you want.
2. Save Money
According to Home Advisor, a standard home addition can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $200,000, with the average costs ranging somewhere between $80,000 and $121,000. Many homeowners find these prices to be prohibitively expensive. A bump-out can save you thousands of dollars by extending the flooring of a room beyond the borders of the foundation, without extending the foundation itself. In some cases, a bump-out can even be squeezed into the space under a roof’s overhang, thereby saving on the expense of extending the line of the roof.
In general, bump-outs are small additions, around 3 feet wide and up to 10 or 12 feet long. To complete a kitchen bump-out, your contractor will have to knock down an outer wall, remove the original flooring, and extend the joists that support the floor to support the weight of an expansion. The addition is built on top of this new, expanded space. Alternatively, some bump-outs are built on angled brackets that extend out from the house, known as kickers.
HGTV reports that a bump-out can save you up to 15% or more on the cost of a standard addition.