Home Remodeling Using Dormers & Extensions

What are dormers? Dormer is the term used by architects and home builders to describe a structural protrusion that goes beyond the roof of a house. The word dormer is a variation of the French word dormir, meaning to sleep. A dormer is often accompanied by a window and extra space for expanding a room to make it functional space. Sometimes this architectural element is added as part of a room addition and is part of a project that includes Dormers & Extensions on a house. Often used in attic spaces to create a functional bedroom or office space, these elements of remodeling can also add decorative, aesthetic appeal to your home. What are some benefits of this architectural element?


Dormers are not designed as one kind of element. They can be designed in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes to match your personal tastes. The primary styles of this kind of architecture include arch, gable, polygon, shed, composite, and pyramid. This kind of variety allows you to customize how you want it to look on your house. If you have a specific theme for your home, you can match it.

Additional Space

If you have a large attic area, this is the ideal way to add functional living space to your home. The windows help add ample natural lighting to make it a pleasant and comfortable guest room or bedroom. You can also use this area as a home office, craft room, man cave, woman cave, or for any other functional space.

Curb Appeal

Whether you are planning to sell your home or not, Dormers & Extensions add value and curb appeal to your property. The extra space alone adds value to your home, but the decorative element makes this more appealing to home buyers. If you are not planning to sell, your property will at least look better and be more valuable to you and your needs.

Professional remodeling contractors can help make this kind of home remodel possible. Even if you are an avid do-it-yourself homeowner, hiring someone to do this work for you is convenient and less stressful in the long run. If you were to make errors in installing this element to your home, it will cost you more to repair than to have it done by pros from the start. Shaw Company Remodeling provides quality home improvement services in New Braunfels TX.