Portland Home Design and Addition Specialists

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Expert Home Addition Contractors in Portland

Whether it’s a bathroom, bedroom, sunroom, in-law suite or something else entirely, Refresh Renovations Portland can take care of the design and build of your custom home addition. Our unique end-to-end project management process simplifies the addition remodel experience for Portland homeowners - making it simple to achieve home additions on-time and on-budget. Book your free consultation today!

Reasons for Building an Addition to Your Home

Home expansions add more space and value to your home. When you think about how to design an addition to your home, it's important to consider the reasoning behind the addition. Are you interested in future-proofing your home with an additional bedroom or living area on the ground floor? Or maybe you'd like to add an ADU for rental income. Another common reason for an addition is to create a home office or entertainment hub. No matter what your reason for expansion, the experts at Refresh are here to help bring your vision to life.

"Great workmanship, communication and awesome to deal with. Would recommend to anyone thinking of renovating." - Jay and Kathleen Berriman
lounge  addition with a fireplace and built-in shelves

What home addition services do Refresh Renovations Portland provide?

We provide bespoke designs and builds, including the following services:

  • New home additions
  • Luxury home additions
  • Ranch home additions
  • Living space additions
  • Bedroom additions
  • In-law suite additions
  • ADUs
  • Wine cellar additions
  • Utility room additions
  • Home office additions
  • Bar additions
  • Home theatre additions
  • Home extensions
  • Updated home layouts
  • Construction
  • Installations
  • Interior decorating

Our Home Additions Process in Portland

Your Portland Renovations Consultant will serve as your guide from your project's inception to completion. Clear communication is a priority to ensure your renovations are complete to your liking and within your budget. All Refresh projects begin with an initial consultation to outline your home addition plans and goals for your space.

From there, your Renovations Consultant will arrange for drawings to be created to assess the feasibility of your design. Your Renovations Consultant will see to obtaining any home addition permits required for your project. Once approved, more detailed drawings will be created to take any changes into account. You will then receive a fixed-quote and contract before the build stage commences.

Your local Renovations Consultant has access to a network of highly skilled home expansion contractors to help bring your dream addition into reality.

second-storey home additions before and after

How much do home additions cost?

The best way to attain a cost estimate which is accurate to your specific requirements is to meet with your local home addition specialist. However, as a rough guide, we have categorized prices below:

  • Bedroom/Office/Living space additions sit around $200 per square foot*
  • Bathroom additions range from $50,00 - $50,000+*
  • Kitchen additions range from $75,000 - $150,000+*

Projects which include luxury materials, hidden damage or which require an increased amount of time and labor will cost more. 

*These costs are rough estimates and are subject to change.  

Will my home addition specialist take care of any required permits?

If you are planning on making structural changes to your home, you will need a building permit; specifically a master permit and most likely a variety of sub-permits. Your renovations and remodelling specialist can take care of this process for you, ensuring your design and build is in-line with local standards and regulations. For further information regarding house extension permits, please contact your local specialist or see portlandoregon.gov.

visualizing bathroom extension sketch

What materials can I choose from?

The material options for your home addition’s interior and exterior are endless - but some options are more popular than others. Materials that add character, yet are low-maintenance, are usually at the top of the list: hardwoods, concrete, stone and marble are common floor and wall material selections. Floor-to-ceiling windows are highly desired as they enhance the natural light and warmth within a home. Environmentally conscious homeowners are increasingly opting for repurposed building materials, where possible, in the form of tiles, doors, cabinets and reclaimed wood. Your home addition specialist will work with you to find the right materials for your style and climate.

5 Tips to Getting Started with Your Home Addition in Portland

  1. Determine your goals for your additional space. Is this addition a single room or an entire floor? This is where you'll also want to determine your realistic budget.
  2. Will you build up or out? Decide how you plan to increase square footage whether it's by addition additional floors or expanding out.
  3. Get acquainted with permit requirements. Before you let your imagination run wild, it's important to assess what is feasible in your area. Your Renovations Consultant will be able to assist you here.
  4. Get the right people on the job. When you choose to work with Refresh, you'll have access to your own Renovations Consultant who will stand by you every step of the way. This person will provide their network of expert contractors to build an addition, as well as top-notch suppliers.
  5. Understand how your addition will increase your home's value. You are putting lots of time and money into these renovations, so you want to know what additions will best serve your property for years to come. Your Renovations Consultant can help you determine how your home's value will be affected with every change you make.

Book a free consultation

If you would like to discuss your home addition ideas, please get in touch to schedule a free consultation with your local renovation specialist.