Architectural Home Additions | Leader Builders
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Leader Builders is an award-winning design-build firm and general contractor serving Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, Naperville, and the surrounding communities. We specialize in residential additions and can take your vision from concept to project completion.

We hear from many homeowners who love their home but find that it's becoming too small for their growing family. If that sounds all-too-familiar, we're happy to help you explore your options for expanding your living space.

Here are some ideas of additions that we typically design and build:

To a single-story ranch, we can add a second story with bedrooms and bathrooms. For added convenience, we can include a laundry room and separate heating and cooling for the second floor.

If you have a bungalow with a cramped, dark attic, the addition of dormers can transform your attic into a functional space while still respecting the character of your house.

If you have a small, outdated kitchen and want more entertaining space, we can extend the first floor for a new, professional kitchen that will become the hub of family gatherings. If the kitchen extension involves reconfiguring the back entrance, we suggest adding a mudroom at the same time.

Some homes are lacking an informal family room for movie marathons and board games, which can also be accomplished with a first-floor extension. When added to the rear of the house, it can overlook the backyard and lead out to a back porch.

A two-story extension is another popular request. While the first floor is extended for a new kitchen and/or family room, the added space on the second floor allows for a master suite, complete with a spa-worthy master bath, walk-in closets, and perhaps a home office.

Do you have another idea for an addition, or would you like some advice to determine which solution is right for you? Please get in touch!

Here is what to expect when you hire Leader Builders for an addition:

We'll be your partner from start to finish. We'll work with you to develop drawings that meet your budget and make the most of your space, and we’ll walk you through the loan and permit process. We’ll coordinate trades, deliveries, and inspections so that your project stays on schedule. We’ll oversee construction for a quality result, and we’ll be easy to reach if you have any questions along the way.

We’ll make sure your new addition or extension meets your family’s needs, reflects your style, and integrates seamlessly with your existing house.

Start planning your addition with us today!

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Best of Houzz 2019
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Featured on HGTV
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