To provide additional interior space for a bedroom and bath on a house with a small lot, we enclosed an outdoor courtyard on the back of the home.

Steps in building bedroom addition include:

  • Remove the existing courtyard roof
  • Construct roof over the addition area
  • Add and compact fill dirt for the concrete floor
  • Pour the concrete slab floor
  • Frame up walls for the addition
  • Cover outside walls with plywood sheathing and housewrap
  • Added heating/cooling unit and ductwork for addition
  • Rough in plumbing and wiring
  • Insulate walls and ceiling
  • Hang and finish drywall
  • Install doors, windows, and trim molding
  • Prime and paint walls and woodwork
  • Brick exterior walls
  • Lay, sand, and finish hardwood flooring

Further Information

  • Master Bedroom Addition, Part 1 (article/video)
  • Master Bedroom Addition, Part 2 (article/video)
  • Child’s Bedroom Makeover (article/video)
  • Converting Attic Space Into a Bedroom (video)
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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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