Home additions are a great way to up size your home without the pain and hassle of searching for a new home and moving your family. If you love your home and don't want to leave it, but you just need more space, an addition could be the perfect way to create more living space without upending your family.
A Dormer is an existing or a modification to a roof structure adding full height ceilings creating additional living space to areas that would have otherwise been a crawlspace or eves. Dormers can be partial, or span the entire second floor. In the case of a Full Raised Ridge Dormer, the existing house ridge is removed and a new one is installed at a higher elevation creating a more pleasing and useful roof pitch.
Mother / daughter houses differ from a multi-family residence in that multi-family homes have separate entrances for each of the living areas, whereas a mother / daughter is arranged as two separate living areas but is connected as one overall dwelling unit.
Sometimes the house you've lived in forever (or maybe recently purchased) needs a lot of work. Styles change, tastes change, families change, people change. Maybe the floor plan that was designed for your house the was built in the '70s just doesn't work well for you. Perhaps your family situation has changed and you don't need as many rooms and would rather open up your home.