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How to make a house bigger - adding a Bonus Room

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

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Adding a bonus room to the second story

Floor plans offer more flexibility than you might think. Below are photos taken in two version of the Summerlyn, a floor plan concept by Frank Betz. In these examples, see how to add square footage to a house by adding a second story bonus room.

The Summerlyn A: Two story great room

How to add square footage to a house: Bonus RoomIn this version of the Summerlyn, the home owners wanted to customize their floor plan that included a large, open concept great room with a two story wall of windows.

They asked us to incorporate special feature to highlight the dramatic ceiling height, including a large built-in bookcase for extra storage space, full-height picture frame paneling above the two-sided fireplace, and second story overlook.

Get a floor plan and price for this version of the Summerlyn - click here.

The Summerlyn B: Bonus Room

How to add square footage to a house: Bonus Room

Home buyers are often interested in how to add square footage to a house for the lowest cost possible.

Integrating a bonus room in place of a Two Story Great Room is a popular option.

In another version of the Summerlyn, the home owners asked us to add a second story bonus room above the great room, to cost effectively maximize their living space in their new custom home.

 

How to add square footage to a house: Bonus Room

Upstairs, the bonus room included a second story overlook

Downstairs, we added a row of transom windows to keep the great room light, open, and inviting - the open concept floor plan maintained its appeal. 

 Get a floor plan and price for this version of the Summerlyn - click here.

 

 

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