When you think of small kitchen addition ideas, kitchen bump outs typically come to mind. A kitchen bump out is a more affordable option to a full addition, which often reach into the six figures for even modestly sized homes. A kitchen bump out is an extension that increases the size of your existing kitchen footprint by slightly changing the layout. Think of this type of addition as one that expands the room but does not qualify as a room itself.
Popular kitchen bump out ideas include breakfast nooks, family rooms/living rooms that are an extension of the kitchen itself, and adding square feet to the layout of your room to accommodate a large kitchen island.
On the other hand, a full kitchen addition adds more square footage. Popular projects include converting a basement into another living space for guests or to rent out, building up and adding a kitchen above a garage or onto the side of a home, or converting a pool house into a guest house.
Our Home Addition Cost, Types & More blog goes into detail on these project types and more.