before and after photo of over-the-garage bedroom addition
Photo: Nat Rea
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Adding on Above the Garage

"We love our house's location, but it was tight on space," says Geoff Allen of the 1925 seaside Cape Cod in Barrington, Rhode Island, that he shares with wife Michelle Forcier and their young daughter. Though the 1,600-square-foot, two-bedroom house, the site of the latest TOH TV project, was built as a seasonal residence, the family plans to live there year-round. Topping the couple's wish list was an extra bedroom and bath upstairs. Given the house's small lot and strict local zoning laws, Brewster sketched an addition in the only spot it could go: above the attached, unheated garage.

What does a homeowner interested in such an add-on need to know? Check out 6 Steps to Adding on Above the Garage to find out.
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