If you’re thinking of adding space onto your home, consider a sunroom rather than a full addition.
The difference is that full additions usually extend the foundation of the original home, while sunrooms usually sit on a floating slab and thus considerably reduce the cost. Of course, like with any renovation a sunroom’s cost can skyrocket, but if you want to keep the price low you should consider a prefabricated kit.
Kits vary, but usually come with premade wall and roof panels along with the windows. A qualified technician then sets up the pieces, but if you have some building knowledge you may be able to assemble it yourself. Just be aware of a few common misconceptions before deciding which way to go. For example, sunrooms do require building permits – even small ones.