Maybe your family has another child on the way. Maybe warmer weather is coming to Gainesville, and you want to have enough space to host your friends and neighbors. Whatever the reason you’re considering adding more space to your Florida home, one of the best is that it can increase your home’s value.

When you invest in a home addition, it adds beauty and functionality and also improves your house’s equity. Read on to learn which additions give you the most bang for your remodeling buck.

Add Value With These Additions

The following are among the most valuable, commonly requested home additions.


Your bathroom should be an oasis for you and your guests. If you’re finding that yours is too small to fit your needs, or if your home doesn’t have enough bathrooms, it’s time for a bathroom addition. Whatever your reason, adding an extra bathroom or expanding an existing one can make your home more functional while also increasing its value and appeal to future buyers.


Adding a bedroom when you need more space lets you avoid relocating to a new home when your family’s square footage or usage needs to change. This type of addition can add thousands to your home’s value and is one of the most popular remodeling projects.

Similarly, expanding your main bedroom can be a major draw for homebuyers and a home improvement you’ll enjoy every day.


Adding a deck to your north-central Florida home can also increase its value, in addition to adding storage and entertaining space and enhancing your home’s design appeal. Decks can be built in various materials and layouts to suit your purposes, and you can recoup some of the cost when it’s time to sell.


Many homeowners prefer garages over open carports so their cars can be parked where they are protected from the elements. Garages also offer additional storage or flex space and can be converted into workspaces or recreation rooms like “man caves” or “she sheds.”


The kitchen is the heart of the home and where people gather most. If your kitchen isn’t large enough to suit your needs, a kitchen addition is the answer. Kitchens can be expanded out into the existing floor plan or added from the home’s exterior. When adding on to your kitchen, you can add a bigger island, build a pantry, or extend your cabinetry, to name just a few.

Second Story

Many homeowners want to preserve their outdoor space for gardening, outdoor living, or to avoid infringing on their neighbors’ homes. Adding a second story could be the solution if you want to add more space to your home without sacrificing yardage. Some of the most common second-story addition uses include bedrooms, game rooms, or expanded master suites.


Sunrooms are popular additions in our area of the state because they let homeowners enjoy natural light pouring in through windows and glass doors. These rooms can be adapted for other uses, including game rooms or dens. If you decide to add a sunroom to your home, your Shore Builders team will help you figure out the best place to build it to maximize light and enhance how well your home suits your needs.

Shore Builds Valuable Spaces in Your Home

Whatever home addition you decide on, the experienced team at Shore Builders is here to help make your dreams a reality. We perform high-quality work that stands the test of time and lets you enjoy your spaces even more. Beauty, function, and value don’t have to be out of reach — contact us today to speak with a contractor.