The team here at Cavalier Builders specializes in room additions to your Los Angeles County home. We offer our services here in Southern California. When you want to increase your property value by adding a room to your dream home, we are the general contractor team you can trust.

Things to Consider Before Adding a Room

Before you add a room to your home, there are many things you’ll need to consider. Our home remodeling experts will look at your house and help you figure out what’s realistic during your free consultation. We’ll work with you to create a new room in your Los Angeles home that works best.

Some of the things we’ll consider for your home improvement and remodeling project in the Los Angeles County area include:

  • Home structure
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Where to place the addition
  • Any HOA regulations
  • Building codes

Our experts are highly skilled, licensed general contractors who are ready to help you in the Los Angeles, CA, area.

Types of Home Additions

Do you need extra space in your home for your family? By adding to the livable square footage of your home, you can maximize the amount of space you have. You can do this in many different ways. We have listed many of the different home remodeling projects we have completed for people.

Master Bedroom

Is the square footage in your master suite smaller than you would like? With our help, we can make the most of the floor pan for your master and make the small room more suited to your needs.

Some of the many ideas that people have for their master suite include:

  • Cozy Seating Area
  • Walk-Out Porch
  • Desk Area
  • Vanity Area, Including Bathroom Remodeling
  • And So Much More

If the floor plan allows for it, we can even add a new bathroom to your Los Angeles dream home.

Walk-In Closet

Do you dream of having walk-in closets in your home? This will give you more space and storage options for all of your belongings. With more space, you can create a well-organized and divided closet during the home renovation process. 

With a walk-in closet, you can have your own space, and your spouse can have theirs. Some people decide to put in a countertop that has cabinets underneath it to maximize their options and give you somewhere to lay items out. It all will depend on the amount of extra square footage you are going to have in your new closet. 

Spare Bedroom

Has your family outgrown your home, do you have frequent guests, or do you need a home office? These are all reasons to have a spacious bedroom added to your home. Most homeowners assume the best option is to look into buying a new home or completing a full-home renovation. If you love your existing home and don’t want to move, you should consider adding family rooms during your home remodeling project. 

In some instances, this could save you money. A general contractor will be able to help you decide the most cost-effective route during our initial consultation. Some of the steps that will need to be taken are:

  • Check For Your Counties Building Codes
  • Obtain Building Permits
  • Perform Site Preparation
  • Foundation Work
  • And More

Unfinished Basement

Do you have an unfinished basement? This is typically a gem found in many homes when people are house hunting around the Los Angeles County area. While most will prefer a finished basement, an unfinished one still has a lot of potential. 

When you find them unfinished, you have room to use your own creativity and do whatever you want with the space. This can oftentimes save money for many homeowners, as they are not redoing what someone else has already done. You can also turn this into a livable space for someone to use as an apartment or to rent out an Airbnb. 

New Bathroom

Does the idea of revamping the bathroom in your home sound like something you would like to do? This can be a simple few-day project or even a full home renovation. It only depends on the changes and upgrades that you want to make. By doing this, you can greatly increase the overall value of your dream home if you have a dull or outdated bathroom. 

One of the most expensive parts of a bathroom remodeling project is the labor costs. Once you figure out the changes you want to make, you can get an idea of the total cost of the entire home remodeling project. 

Sunroom Addition

A sunroom is a perfect addition to any home. This space is usually not overly large, but not a small space either. Large windows let in a lot of natural light and give you a great place to sit and enjoy the scenery around your Los Angeles, CA, home. 

If you are looking for a home remodeling project to increase your overall home value, this is definitely one that will make a big impact. Some people choose to do this as a DIY project if they have knowledge of construction, but many use a professional home renovation company to do the work, too. Many individuals refer to this type of room as a four-season room.

Second Floor Addition

Do you have a one-story home that you would like to turn into two or more family rooms? This is a big project, but it can be done with the right knowledge and expertise. A second-story addition will not only increase the square footage of your whole home but also increase the overall value.

Most of the time, people choose to have most of the bedrooms on the second floor. To make it easier on themselves, they also choose to put the laundry room on the second floor as well. This will eliminate going up and down the stairs multiple times to put clothes away. 

Freestanding Garage

A freestanding garage is wanted by many people to give this space its own location. You can create additional living space on top of the freestanding garage to use as an apartment you rent or as an in-law suite. People who work from home can turn this space into a work area.

A detached garage is a good investment to make and can increase the home’s value. We will need to check the local building codes in your county to make sure we have all the licenses and permits needed to start this type of home remodeling. 

Attached Garage

If you are looking to add an attached garage to your home, we are the team you should choose for your home remodeling and renovation process near Los Angeles. This creates a great space for storage and security for your vehicle and other belongings. The door that leads into your home from the enclosed garage allows you to close the garage door behind you and feel safer while entering your home. 

This is one home remodeling project that you will not regret. It is unclear how much value this will add to your home, as it has many specifics. However, it is definitely an improvement that you will enjoy, and be so glad you took the steps to get it done. 

Small Apartment

Are you looking at adding a small apartment to your home, basement, or garage? This is a popular option that people choose to do for either their aging parents, in-law master suite, friends, or family, or just to bring in an extra source of income. The cost of this project will depend on the total square foot that you want to have. 

Most of the time, these are single-room apartments, but some can be made to be two or more. This is a great way to invest in your home, and if you are putting it on top of an existing garage, the foundation work is already done.

Commonly Asked Questions About Home Additions

Are you curious about how our home renovation or addition projects work? We are always happy to talk to customers and help them with any concerns they have. For more information, you can contact the team here at Cavalier Builders at any time. Listed below are a few of the many questions people have asked us.

Can I Use My Existing Roof When Adding A Second Floor?

Whether or not the existing roof will be able to be used is a decision made case by case. There are times when a roof will be able to be lifted off the home with a crane and carefully put back on after the second story is added. Talking with your general contractor during the free initial consultation will help you determine if a new roof is needed or if you can use the existing one. 

What Is The Cost of A Garage Per Square Foot?

The square footage cost of a garage build will greatly depend on where you live; the national average cost is around $40-$70 per square foot. For a quote on your project, call Cavalier Builders in Los Angeles, CA. 

How Much Does A Home Theater Cost To Add To A Home?

The cost to add a home theater will vary on very different specifics, such as if you already have a room you want to turn into a theater or if you need to have an addition put on. The national average is roughly around $20,000-$70,000 to add a movie room to your home. 

Do I Have A Load Bearing Wall In My Family Room?

It is important to make sure you are aware of the load-bearing walls in your home. If you are unsure of how to tell, you can have a professional general contractor assess it for you. Ways to self-check include asking these questions before your home renovation:

  • Are Floor Joists Running Perpendicular To A Connecting Wall? If so, this is most likely going to be a load-bearing wall.
  • Are Floor Joists Running Parallel To The Wall? If so, this is most likely not going to be a load-bearing wall. 

Can I Add A Second Story to My Existing House?

Yes, you can add a second story to your existing floor plan. If your existing home has become too small for your growing family, adding a second story will give the home’s square footage a boost. House additions can be made in many different ways. For best results, you should work with a professional and reliable general contractor, like those at Cavalier Builders in Los Angeles. 

What Is The Cost Of Adding A Second Floor?

People choose to add more square feet to their homes through a second-floor home addition. The average cost for these home remodeling projects around Los Angeles is around $80,000-$250,000 for a partial second story and $100,000-$600,000 or more for a full second story. These are all just estimates, and you can contact Cavalier Builders in Los Angeles for an accurate quote for this project.

Give Us a Call Today

When you are ready to add to your home, contact the team at Cavalier Builders. We’ll come out, meet with you, and determine the best options for an addition to your home in Los Angeles. Call now so we can help you.


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