Can a Bump-Out Deliver the Space You Need?


Do you need just a little more square footage but don't have the space (or maybe the budget) to add to your home's footprint? The solution may be a bump-out. Just as the name suggests, a bump-out extends off the side of the house. Think of it as almost an oversized bay window. Bump-outs usually only add a few square feet to a room, but that may be all you need to make a new design work for a kitchen, bath or other interior space.

The beauty of bump-outs is that they don't require a foundation, so they can be a cost-effective way to gain extra space. For example, this kitchen bump-out gave the homeowner a lovely little eating space.


West Philadelphia Kitchen

Building permits are required for bump-outs and the construction can sometimes be a little tricky. If you have any questions about whether a bump-out would work in your Boston-area home, please contact us! We would be happy to discuss your project.

 If you would like to know more about bump-outs or need a little inspiration, we recommend taking a look at the slide show below from Bud Dietrich, AIA on Simply click on any of the images in the slide show to go to the full article.


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