Author: Home Addition Contractor

Guesthouse Remodeled in Coral Gables

After photo of remodeled 1st floor in Coral Gables guesthouse

Home additions are a common way to add living space to your home in order to accommodate a growing family or a number of other reasons. Much like your home, an aged guesthouse or detached addition can be remodeled separately from the main residence.

Below are photos of a 2 story guest house we recently remodeled in Coral Gables. Built in 1996, the detached addition had not been updated in 22 years. The 2 story guesthouse, with over 1,300 sq. ft. of living space, was completely gutted & remodeled. The complete remodel included new floors, a new kitchenette, new bathroom and the upstairs study was converted into a bedroom.

Master Suite Addition

After photo of completed master suite addition in Miami-Dade county After photo of completed master suite addition in Miami-Dade county

Below are photos of a master bedroom suite addition recently completed in Miami-Dade. The master suite addition increased the home’s square footage by 500 sq. ft. It was originally 1,800 sq. ft and is now 2,300 sq. ft.

The addition included a 13′ x 23′ master bedroom, a master bathroom and his/hers walk-in closets. The project was all tied together with new impact windows & doors, exterior stucco and a remodeled pool deck giving the home a fresh modern feel.

Converted Garage to Bedroom & More!

Exterior photo of completed garage conversion Before and after photo of converted garage in Miami

The owners of this Miami home wanted their existing garage converted into more living space. When completed, the converted garage added over 300 sq ft of living space to their home. The additional square footage included a bedroom, bathroom and an air conditioned laundry room, which was previously in the muggy garage. The additional area from this converted garage could have easily been used as a play room or general entertaining space.

For more ideas on how to convert a garage and add living space to your home, visit our main blog page.

Covered Patio Addition

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Before & after photos of a newly constructed covered patio addition, adding 500 sq ft of outdoor entertaining space to this home in the Kendall area of Miami-Dade County. The pitch and roof tile of the covered patio addition match with the pitch and roof tile of the original structure, making hard to imagine the home without the patio.

The floor of the covered patio addition is made of pavers. The dining room window was turned into double doors for easy patio access. An L-Shaped bar was installed with a granite countertop and undermount sink.

2 Car Garage Converted to Bedroom, Bathroom & Laundry Room

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Below are photos of another garage conversion idea brought to reality by Rausa Builders Corp. This 2 car garage was mostly used for storage and laundry before it was converted to an additional bedroom with it’s own bathroom and side entry to the house. The additional entry creates a mud room for rainy days and is a convenient entrance for the family after sporting practices because the laundry room’s right there!

It’s possible to add 400 sq ft of living space to your home for less than $50k, contact us today!

Bathroom & Family Room Addition

After exterior photo of finalized home addition in Coral Gables After exterior photo of finalized home addition in Coral Gables

This is a current home addition we are building and nearing the final stages of construction. The original residence is an older Coral Gables home with limited entertaining space so the owner contracted Rausa Builders, Corp for the best possible solution to expanding their family room and adding an additional bathroom. Feel free to contact us for a free estimate and advice on your home addition, call us today at 305-554-5711.

Addition Construction on Occupied Residence

After photo of completed home adition in Miami After photo of completed home adition in Miami

We built this residential addition while the homeowners still resided in their home. All rear sliding glass doors were sealed to avoid construction debris from getting inside. Light demolition was required to eliminate part of the original residential structure then the load bearing columns and exterior block walls were raised. The roof trusses and plywood were installed, we then filled and poured the concrete foundation. This addition added a large living room, a master bedroom & master bathroom to the home.

South Miami Remodel & Addition

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Here are before and after photos of an abandoned residence in the City of South Miami. The original owners had begun construction and had to put the site to a halt for unknown reasons. The home getting numerous violations and having an unsafe structures violation had accrued fines of over $300,000. After the new owner took over, with the efforts of Rausa Builders, we were able to mitigate the fines to $30,000 and begin construction once again.

The existing garage structure which was originally separated from the house was joined with an addition in between two main residences. This new addition to the home became the large kitchen to the house with a breakfast area. The garage was converted into half garage and half Master Room addition and bath suite. All the interior walls were from 4″ concrete block which made running new electrical and plumbing much more difficult.

This house was completed with a modern design in the interior and exterior. The roof is from Eagle supply which is a concrete roof tile installed with polyfoam. An addition was completed on the front section to make a grand entrance.

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