over the years, Planned Home Improvement has helped many homeowners gain much needed living space by adding dormers to their existing homes.
Basically, a dormer is a structural element of a building that protrudes from the plane of a sloping roof surface. Windows that are set into dormers add light and ventilation.
Dormers are a great solution when you want more square footage but don’t want to move to a larger house. They allow you to build “up” when building “out” on a lot is not an option.
Because dormers add headroom and enable the addition of windows, they create useable space in the roof of a building—space that otherwise would be good only for storage. Dormers added to a single-story house, for example, allow you to move bedrooms upstairs, freeing up the main floor for other activities.