Creative Additions You Never Knew You Needed

When moving isn’t an option, but your current home is bursting at the seams, many families consider additions and renovations to ensure the space they love continues to meet their needs. At Peacock & Company, we use our remodeling expertise to keep families in the South Bend area in the homes and neighborhoods we love. Home additions come in so many varieties. It can be difficult to identify and prioritize your projects. We would love to use our expertise to ensure that you select the right addition projects and see them through to premium execution.

Sunroom addition in South Bend, IN by Peacock and Company

Our wide range of services equips us to deliver the premium remodeling experience your once-in-a-lifetime investment deserves. Our design-build process allows us to become your partner in truly customizing the space of your dreams. Our keen designers keep us abreast of the latest trends, and our experience allows us to execute the classics. We ensure that our plan aligns with your taste and delight in bringing you options you may not have considered for your dream space. Please check out our list of some of our favorite themes in creative home additions to ensure you aren’t overlooking the perfect project for you.

Creative Additions We Love to Build

Mudroom Bump Out

One of our favorite bump-out ideas tackles the clutter of family life. Busy homes often have shoes, coats, and backpacks spilling into other living spaces. Many older mudrooms were not built to handle the volume that regularly rotates through a busy family home. A mudroom bump-out can leave you with ample and customized storage and change the first impression that greets a guest who enters this way. Check out one of our absolute favorite examples of a mudroom addition in Quail Valley. We cannot get enough of these benches! And the divine laundry station? Yes, please!  

Mudroom addition near South Bend, Indiana with farmhouse style cabinetry and brass fixtures

Second-Story Addition

A second-story addition keeps the familiar ranch layout you love and can double your livable space. Adding additional bedrooms, a home office, and a bathroom(s) upstairs expands your home’s capacity and improves livability for anyone who used to have to arm wrestle for a hot shower. Not to mention will add significant resale value to your home.

Wondering how far you can bump out a house for an addition? The unsatisfying answer is that this depends entirely on your home’s current footprint, construction, and the specifications of your remaining lot. The best way to find out how far your home can be bumped out or if a second-story addition is possible for your house is to talk to an expert.

Custom sunroom and master bedroom addition exterior

Auxiliary Dwelling Unit (ADU)

There are many reasons our clients seek to build a second, smaller self-contained dwelling space on their property. Aging relatives needing support, adult children returning home, and potential rental income are popular reasons to consider an Auxiliary Dwelling Unit. Whether it’s an apartment over the garage, a mother-in-law cottage outback, or the she-shed/he-haven of your dreams, ADUs can change the possibilities for your families.


Four/Three seasons rooms or sunrooms are gorgeous living spaces that feature windows, natural light, and direct access to the outdoors. In other words, sunrooms soften and blur the transition from inside to outside and they could easily double as an inspired home office space. Sunrooms are relatively inexpensive compared to other additions, but the cost of a sunroom varies widely depending on the size of the project and the way you plan to use your sunroom space. This Durham Way sunroom and master bathroom addition adds two luxurious spaces in one addition and showcases the best of our bathroom renovation talents.Sunroom addition with fireplace and natural stone surround with French doors to backyard

Garage Addition

Take care of your toys by investing in a garage addition. Adding a garage or more garage space could protect your vehicles from the weather or make room to store your boat, RV, or four-wheeler. One of our favorite garage addition ideas, build a new living space over your garage to take advantage of your home's current footprint.

Dining Room Bump Out

You can’t host family dinners if you can’t fit your family around the table. Adding a dining room bump out can create the entertaining space you need when you’ve got a full house. Bump outs often modernize the area with natural light and can revitalize your kitchen and dining space.

Dining room area in South Bend remodel with glass case of children's items

Multipurpose Space

Consider a room that meets multiple needs at once. A home office could double as a guest room with a clever trundle or hide-away. A space that can become whatever you need it to be is appealing to the utilitarian in all of us.

Home Office

The work-from-home era has increased the demand for home office remodels. Many people are planning to work from home for the foreseeable future and are in the market for home office addition inspiration.

Second Kitchen

Adding a smaller galley kitchen near your primary cooking space can completely change your home’s capacity to create amazing food in a reasonable amount of time. We all know that oven and counter space are at a premium when entertaining. Expanding your capacity can elevate your entertaining game and ease your hosting worries. If you can't commit to an entire kitchen, consider a smaller kitchen bump out to make room for more dining space or another row of cabinets.

Modern beverage station with chrome lighting built-in wine storage and fridge

Laundry Room

Imagine transforming your laundry routine with a dedicated space that combines functionality and style. A laundry room addition is more than just a utility area; it’s a space to bring ease and efficiency to a necessary chore. Picture ample storage, custom cabinetry for all your supplies, and countertops for folding and sorting – all designed to make laundry less of a task and more of a breeze.

Bedroom Additions

Extend your home’s comfort with a bedroom addition that offers a peaceful retreat for family or guests. Whether it’s creating a cozy nook for reading or a spacious area with ample natural light, a new bedroom can enhance your home’s functionality and ambiance.

Primary Suites

This is your chance to create a private sanctuary tailored to your relaxation and comfort needs. Envision a spacious bedroom with a walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom featuring dual vanities, a soaking tub, and a state-of-the-art shower.

Luxury bathroom remodel with tub shower combo

Great Room Ideas

A great room addition offers a versatile, open space that can accommodate family gatherings, entertainment, and relaxation. Include high ceilings, a wall of windows for natural light, and a layout that flows seamlessly into your kitchen and dining area.

Front of the House Additions

Revamp your home’s curb appeal and functionality with a front-of-the-house addition. This could range from an extended foyer that creates a grand entrance to a sunroom where you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of your home.

Get Premium Service for Your South Bend Addition

Here at Peacock & Company, we deliver excellent customer service and stunning remodeling results in the greater South Bend area. We would love to talk to you about how we can create your dream space in your current home. We’re confident that you’ll choose us for your upcoming home addition, and we can’t wait to get started!

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