If you have a mudroom, you know how wonderful they can be for simplifying your transition in and out of the house. A mudroom addition provides room to store shoes, coats, and bags. It can even double as a laundry room. Of course, as soon as you start wondering how to build a mudroom addition, you’ll probably start thinking about the cost. Building a mudroom addition can add great practical and monetary value to your home. Here are a few things to consider about the cost before you get started.
Your price depends heavily on what you have now, and how you plan to make the addition. On average, a mudroom measures 50 to 100 square feet. If you’re renovating an existing mudroom or converting an existing part of your home structure into a mudroom, you may pay less. Building an entirely new mudroom as an addition costs the most.
With such a range of possible prices, you may want more information about different types of mudroom projects. Mudrooms are such a great way to increase your use of the home without the kinds of prices you would pay for a bedroom or other kind of addition. Here are a few of our most popular mudroom projects.
For $10,000 to $15,000, you can easily modernize your mudroom and make it more practical for your home use. At this price point, you’re getting a few surface updates featuring 2020s styles. For example, you can replace the existing flooring with luxury vinyl tile, which is an excellent option for wet winter boots. Add a new paint color on the walls, with a bench and/or cubbies on one wall, and you’ve got a functional space ready for use.
In the middle of the range, or $25,000 to $30,000, you can dramatically improve the operation and organization for the room. Many homeowners use the mudroom as a laundry room, so you might as well make it official. This project provides:
With this remodel, you have the perfect place to treat stains or fold.
For $55,000 or more, you get an upscale mudroom addition that maximizes space without compromising on luxury. A bump-out gives you just the right amount of room for your laundry space. The project offers custom cabinetry and cubbies, designed to take advantage of every inch. High-end countertop materials, along with a backsplash, make your mudroom feel as up-to-date and beautiful as your kitchen.
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You can’t have a discussion about the cost of a home improvement project without talking a little bit about value. Does adding a mudroom add value? Absolutely. By increasing the square footage of your home, you add value by definition. And mudrooms, in particular, are a popular trend. Buyers love a transition and extra storage. If your home doesn’t have a laundry room, this is a great way to get one.
Home additions typically net an increase of 50% to 80% in resale value, depending on the type. Adding an extra bedroom or bathroom tends to earn the most, but there are a lot of factors involved in determining value. Working with a design professional helps to ensure that you get the most from your investment, from improved use of the space to the knowledge that you can stay in your home as you get older.
It’s always a good idea to weigh out the price of a home improvement in relation to its worth. Of course, you should factor use-value into this comparison, not just resale value. Balancing what you get in the form of convenience and a low-stress start to your day makes it easier for you to avoid common remodeling mistakes. Besides return on investment, most homeowners are glad to have the extra space that keeps the flow of the household in better order.
Whenever you plan to remodel or make a side mudroom addition onto your home, it’s important to find the right remodeling contractor. Hiring professionals you can trust gives you the assurance that the project will be completed to high standards and will last as long as you need it. You don't need an architect for a project such as this but you should hire a contractor with experience in design and architecture. At Peacock and Company, we have experts on staff that can create your design and architectural vision for a mudroom addition or for that matter any project. That way, you won't be stuck managing the interaction between an architect or designer and the contractors who bring the plans to life.
Wondering how to add a mudroom to your house? Trying to decide if this is the year? Start by learning how to maximize your remodeling budget. At Peacock & Company, we work hard to make sure that you get everything you need from your space at a price you can manage. Schedule a consultation to discover the benefits of working with a team that makes you and your home the biggest priority.