How Large Should a Room Addition be in Proportion to the House
By Mark J. Donovan
||Question: I want to add a family room addition to my tiny house. My square footage as of now is 544 sq feet on the first floor and 544 sq on the second floor. There is no full attic, nor a full basement.
As you can see it is a small home. I want a one level 16×25 family room addition with a crawl space.
My question is, do you think that is a good size or is it too big?
Answer: Indeed your house is small; however adding a family room addition to it is possible. I think the 16×25 family room addition, simply added to the side of the home may be a bit excessive such that it throws the home out of balance.
The addition may swamp the size of the main home from a proportions standpoint when viewing it from the curb.
Curb appeal is important from a resale perspective. Future home buyers care for both space and how the home looks, both from the inside and the outside.
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