Kitchen Additions: To Build out or Build Up?


When it comes to kitchen additions, many of our clients wonder whether they should build out or build up. Both have their pros and cons, and ultimately, the decision comes down to personal preference. The professionals at Bulson are experts in design-build and we can help you decide which is best for your space!

Here are a few things to consider when making your decision:

Building up:

-If you have a small or cramped kitchen, building up can give you the extra space you need without having to do a complete gut renovation.
-It can be less expensive than starting from scratch, since you’re not demolishing any existing walls or floors.
-You may be able to avoid getting permits if your addition is small enough.
-You can still use your kitchen while the construction is going on, since it’s not disruptive to your daily routine.

Building out:

-If you have a large kitchen, you may want to consider building out to get even more space. This is especially true if you entertain often or have a big family.
-Doing a complete gut renovation will give you the opportunity to start from scratch and design your dream kitchen.
-You may need to get permits for a major addition, but Bulson will take care of all the paperwork for you.
-Construction will be more disruptive since you’ll need to move out of your kitchen for a period of time, but Bulson will work with you to minimize the inconvenience.

Whether you decide to build up or build out, Bulson is here to help. We’re the 1st choice design-build contractor for sophisticated property owners in LA, NYC, and beyond. We’re 5-star rated and fully insured, so you can rest assured that your project is in good hands. Call us today at 866-455-4568 to get started on your next custom kitchen!

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