3 Home Addition Projects, 3 Budgets & Scopes

A new home addition is different from a remodel of an existing room in your home. Columbus, OH home additions typically add new square footage and require everything from the floor up. This includes the foundation, walls, ceiling and roof as well as mechanical systems like electrical, plumbing and heating. Because you are adding something instead of changing a space that already exists, costs can vary greatly. Calculating the cost of a home addition requires knowing first the design, scope and size of the project and the type of room you’ll be adding. Will new utilities be required? Maybe not for a sunroom but definitely for a new bathroom. There are also many other variables, including permits, trade prices and material costs.

Our Development Team created the following project profiles to help you begin the discussion for your next home addition project. We also recommend reviewing Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs Value report for more information on building and remodeling costs in Columbus OH.

UPSCALE – Single floor or 2 story addition + whole house remodel

Sunroom Addition + Whole House Remodel – Upper Arlington, Ohio
NARI East Coast Regional CotY Award Winner – Entire House $500k – $1m
Master Suite Addition with adjacent Private Courtyard
NARI National CotY winner Residential Addition $250k+

Possible Scope of Work & Finishes – Estimated Price Ranges $150k – $500k+

  • increase sq ft of home by building outside current footprint
  • exterior updates including new windows and/or siding
  • rework existing interior footprint
  • move and/or add plumbing & hvac
  • upgrade existing lighting and electric
  • greatest number of choices for finishes & materials
  • quartz countertops, custom tile backsplash
  • lots of custom cabinetry
  • large island w/seating & storage
  • Heated tile flooring and/or exotic hardwood floors

MIDRANGE – Bump Out, build a small add on to existing room

Addition home Upper Arlington Ohio bar seating and sink
Covered Porch Addition plus converted existing Den into bar/lounge.
NARI of Central Ohio CotY Award winner $100 – $250k

Possible Scope of Work & Finishes – Estimated Price Ranges $100k – $250k

  • enlarge existing room by removing walls & building new
  • reorganize existing layout for greater efficiency
  • move and/or add plumbing & hvac
  • professional level of fixtures & finishes
  • new lighting & electrical
  • basic level granite w/flamed or leathered finish
  • custom cabinetry w/variety of choices
  • refinish existing or install new flooring– hardwood or tile

BUDGET – Build a new room within existing footprint of home

Back entry area of home converted into Mudroom & Drop Zone
Budget range $45k – $75k

Possible Scope of Work & Finishes – Estimated Price Range $45k – $100k

  • repurpose existing space with in home’s current footprint; example – porch, basement, attic, spare bedroom
  • install new plumbing & hvac
  • professional level fixtures & finishes
  • basic electrical lighting 2-3 fixtures
  • simple semi-custom painted or stained cabinetry
  • limited countertop choices- level 1 granite or quartz or HD laminate
  • paint only remodeled space

Visit our Additions Gallery for inspiration!

Check out this amazing home addition from This Old House!