Home Additions

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Home Additions – Cleveland, OH

Short of building a custom home from scratch, home additions are the most significant projects one can decide to undergo.  To elaborate, house additions are a tremendous investment of time, money, and energy. What’s more, depending on the size and scope of the home addition project, emotions can come into play. For instance, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of decisions that need to be made or even frustrated by the length of time the home addition project takes. The idea, of course, is that the output (final product) will be greater and well-worth the input (time, money, stress, etc.) Indeed, it’s a scary process–but these additions to your home can (and should) be extremely rewarding. JM Design Build understands that.

JM Design Build is a nationally recognized general contractor, known in particular for the stunning sun-rooms, in-law suites, master suites, extended kitchens and entertainment areas, and even 2- and 3-story home additions designed and brought to life entirely in house. With over 100 home additions completed in the past 10 years, JM Design Build not only offers an exceptional (and free!) design consultation, but offers practical advice and wisdom that can be gained only from experience. Whether that means simply providing realistic expectations for your home addition project or listening to your needs and developing solutions in line with your budget, JMDB is Cleveland’s go-to-source for homeowners seeking to obtain legitimate information regarding home and room additions.

Home Additions Services – Northeast Ohio

Here are some of the most popular Home and Room Addition services offered by JM Design Build in the Cleveland area:

  • Free Consultation (includes a scope of work and estimate)
  • Custom Floor-plans and Elevations
  • Sunroom Additions
  • Kitchen Extensions
  • Covered Decks and Patios
  • In-law Suites
  • Bedroom Additions
  • Bedroom and/or Family Room Additions
  • Master Bath Additions
  • 2- and 3-Story Additions
  • Interior Design Services
  • Architectural Review Board Assistance
  • 3D Renderings for Enhanced Visualization

Service Area For Home and Room Additions in Cleveland

JM Design Build offers remodeling services for the following communities in Greater Cleveland: Barberton, Medina, Bath, Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Solon, Strongsville, Brecksville, Twinsburg, Hudson, Independence, Bainbridge, Richfield, Copley, Sagamore Hills, Macedonia and more.


Why Should You Choose JM Design Build?

From cutting edge design services to elite contractors, JMDB is available at your request to help you transform your home into one that you love again. Perhaps more importantly, though, is the reassurance that comes with a company that understands the emotions involved in a Home or Room Addition project and is there with you step-by-step to ensure the final product far exceeds the investment.

Whether or not you decide to pursuit your Home Addition interest, or even if you decide to do so but not with JM Design Build, we encourage you to take 30 minutes of your time to meet with one of our local design consultants. That way, at the very least, you’ll acquire valid information that can be used to make a more informed decision.

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Covered Porch Brecksville Ohio

This covered porch in Cleveland is approximately 30’ x 18’ with a beautifully vaulted ceiling and wrapped support beams that we built over an existing concrete patio. As you can see, it was the perfect addition to an awesome backyard–equally great for relaxing on hot summer days or enjoying the company of friends and family at night-time.

Today we are excited to add a gorgeous covered patio in Brecksville to our portfolio of completed jobs in Cleveland. This covered porch is approximately 30’ x 18’ with a beautiful vaulted ceiling and wrapped support beams that we built over an existing concrete patio. As you can see, it was the perfect addition to an awesome backyard–equally great for relaxing on hot summer days or enjoying the company of friends and family at night-time. Below we have outlined the major components and phases of this project. (If you’re interested in learning more about JM Design Build or to schedule your design consultation, contact us here).

Before and After Picture of a Covered Patio in Cleveland

The first step was to set the 6×6″ treated lumber posts and the beams. Once these were set we were able to begin framing for the “false hip” roof using 2×6 material and the remainder of the roof with 2×10 rafters (the overall pitch of the roof is 12 by 2.5). The final stage of the rough framing was to install 7/16″ OSB roof sheeting.
Total Time: 5 Days

Now that the rough framing was completed our roofing team was able to arrive onsite and begin installing the roof. The scope of work for the new roof was as follows:

  • Installed Stormshield Ice and Water guard on all new roof areas
  • Install metal flashing to existing wall of home where we needed to tie in the roof framing
  • Installed white aluminum drip edge
  • Aluminum step flashing
  • Installed black Geocel sealant
  • Installed brown Lomanco roof vent
  • Installed 6 SQ of oakridge Teak shingles in valley black from ABC Supply in Cleveland, OH 44135 to match the existing home

Total Time: 1 Day

The stone used throughout this covered patio in Brecksville was used specifically as a design element to enhance to look and feel of the patio as well as to match the existing outdoor kitchen. It added a little bit to the cost because it is somewhat labor intensive to install the labor correctly (the pitch of the stone caps needed to be just right so that it did not accumulate rain/snow/ice/etc.) but we feel it was a critical element to the finished product.

The stone used is called Bucks County European Castle stone from Mason Structural Steel, Inc. in Walton Hills, OH 44146. The stone pillars were then capped with 19×20 inch Marsh Hearthstones purchased from the same supplier.
Total Time: 4 Days

It was important to the homeowner to have proper lighting throughout the covered porch so that it could be used during the night while relaxing or entertaining guests. As well, we decided to install fans to keep things cool during warm summer days and made sure the homeowner had sufficient access to electrical outlets by installing them at appropriate locations throughout the covered patio–including two outlets in the wrapped posts themselves. Lastly, we installed one 3-way switch with a dimmer function in the outside (located inside the stone in the far right corner post) and one 3-way switch with a dimmer on the inside of the house next to the sliding door. The Electrical scope of work for the Brecksville covered patio ensued as follows:

  • Acquired electrical permit from the City of Brecksville Building Department
  • Installed two three-way lights with dimmer switches
  • Installed 2 rough fan openings and fans
  • Installed 2 GFCI’s with plate covers
  • Installed 5 recessed can lights in ceiling of porch
  • Hung two exterior lights on the existing brick walls
  • Fixed landscape lighting that the homeowner needed repaired

Total Time: 3 Days

It is at this point in the project that the final product really begins to take shape. For this particular covered patio in Cleveland we worked with the homeowner to select the right type of material to be used on the ceiling and to wrap the posts. The homeowner selected a very nice v-groove wood trim for the ceiling while electing to use cedar wood (a more durable option) to wrap the posts to be able to handle the various weather elements we are prone to here in Cleveland, OH.
Total Time: 6 Days

Now that the finish trim had been installed we needed to stain it. The homeowner selected Brick Red Sun Proof acrylic stain from Pittsburgh Paints in Oakwood Village, OH 44146 as the color; which we applied 2 coats of. This was chosen to blend the porch with the existing brick on the home’s exterior.
Total Time: 2 Days

This was the final step! We installed new white gutters and downspouts to match the existing home and properly evacuate water from the new porch.
Total Time: 1 Day


Staircase Refinishing and Hardwood Flooring Contractors Broadview Hts, OH 44147

Flooring Installers Broadview Hts

JM Design Build, renowned general contractors in Cleveland, recently completed the above-pictured project. The remodeling project consisted of laying approximately 2000 S.F. of new hardwood flooring and refinishing a staircase in Broadview Hts, OH. While this certainly wasn’t a complete kitchen remodel, it was a fun project that dramatically changed the entire look and feel of the Broadview Heights residence.


We began with the demo: all of the existing carpeting and flooring throughout the entire second-level and piano room / formal living room was removed by our demo crew. Meanwhile, the owners selected the flooring of their choice and had it delivered onsite. Next, our hardwood flooring installers began upstairs in the master bedroom and worked their way out to the upstairs hallway and into the upstairs den / office area. Finally, our flooring contractors installed the new flooring in the downstairs living room.

After all of the new flooring was installed, our carpenters installed shoe moulding, or 1/4″ round (quarter round), throughout all of the areas where the new flooring was installed. Simultaneously, our painting and staining contractors began sanding down the staircase and filling in any noticeable cracks and scratches on the existing stair treads. This way, by the time they applied the first coat of stain on the main staircase, the shoe mould was ready to be caulked, puttied, and painted throughout all of the areas the flooring was installed. Finally, our painters and stainers could coat the staircase with polyurethane to give it the beautiful finish that pops out as soon as one enters the home!

The following is a high-level overview of the work that took place in order to complete the Broadview Hts, OH project:


  • Remove flooring in areas to be covered with new hardwood
  • Haul away all trash and debris
  • Install approximately 2000 Square Feet of new hardwood flooring in the following areas:
    -Lower level living room
    -Upstairs hallway
    -Master bedroom
    -Upstairs family room and adjacent bedroom


  • Remove carpet and re-stain (2) sets of stairs

Unattached Garage Addition Brecksville OH  44141 – General Contractors Cleveland



This is a really cool project recently completed by JM Design Build in Cleveland, OH. The project consists of an unattached 2 car Garage Addition to a home in Brecksville, OH custom designed to match the look and feel of the existing home precisely.

Garage Addition Ideas – Solutions and Selections

The homeowners of this new addition in Brecksville are a young couple who decided to choose JM Design Build for their garage addition project because they are familiar with our work. In fact, just a few years ago we designed and were contracted to build a master bedroom addition onto their home. Our remodeling design consultants met with the homeowners to discuss their needs and ideas during an initial consultation and it was evident that the couple simply did not have enough storage space and, as a result, used their existing garage to store things instead of for parking their cars.

After the consultation, our designers got to work and designed a very cool concept. To save on costs, we recommended that they go with an unattached garage that we could excavate for off to the side of their existing driveway. Then, we recommended that they try to keep a similar look and feel to the actual house. And, as you can see, not only does the siding and roofing material match the existing house, but the roof pitch and gables also match exactly.

The final product came out great. It is essentially put together just like a regular home addition in terms of the foundation, framing, insulation, windows, drywall, etc. Some of the cool selections featured on this garage addition in Brecksville include the Cultured Stone on the exterior, the 28×36 Double Hung White Simonton Windows and the 16’x8′ Anderson Garage Door.

Build Unattached Garage Cleveland – Scope Of Work

  • Provide all necessary drawings, permits, and inspections from the City of Brecksville Building Department
  • Demo and remove existing garage
  • Excavate site in existing location per drawing
  • Form and pour footers per drawing to code
  • Install block foundation and drain tile and one exterior drain in rear walkway
  • Frame garage and side entrance per drawing to code
  • Install 3 vinyl double hung windows in garage
  • Install 2 steel entrance doors, one in garage and one for side entrance, use existing door in shed
  • Install one aluminum panel 16’ garage door and opener
  • Install shingles on roof to match existing (including shed)
  • Install vinyl siding and trim on new garage, shed, and side entrance
  • Install electrical outlets and switches to code, and overhead lights. Service to garage underground.
  • Re-work side entrance stairs and opening, finish complete (drywall and trim)
  • Pour new apron in front of garage to tie into existing driveway
  • Pour new walkway and stairs from rear of garage to side entrance
  • Re-work and pour driveway for new garage
  • Remove all garbage and debris
  • 5 year guarantee on all labor, factory warranty on materials


This sun-room was designed by the JM Design Build’s renovation specialists, a Cleveland contractor, to fit the specific needs of the customer. For instance, as you can see from the pictures above, it is not your typical gable roof but actually a 2-tiered gable, creating a jog on the outside wall where the feature windows are installed. This also gives the stained wood installed on the interior ceiling some extra character.

Another cool component of this sunroom addition is the custom built corner bench that blends right into the window sill, complete with a hinged top which opens up for additional storage.


Typically, sunrooms are difficult to heat and cool because they have 3 outside perimeter walls, so we ran extra ducts to be sure comfort was maximized. We also poured a stamped concrete patio adjacent to the room; creating the perfect combination of relaxation and enjoyment. This sunroom addition in Twinsburg came out better than the homeowner’s had even imagined.


-Provided all drawings necessary to obtain permits and required inspections from Summit County Building Department
-Removed existing patio and steps and stacked existing stones in specified area for reuse
-Excavated area, poured footers and crawl space to code
-Installed new foundation and drain tile to code
-Installed vapor barrier and poured concrete slab to code
-Framed new area including 9′ side walls, sloped ceiling with extended overhangs, openings for sliding doors and windows as specified in drawing; all framing and support details to code
-Installed new insulated high-performance glass windows and doors including two 3′ x 4′ glass skylights
-Installed siding, roofing, and gutters to match existing
-Extended existing HVAC runs into new room
-Installed gas supply for outside grill
-Installed electrical outlets and dimmer switches to code including 1 cable
-Installed 6 recessed lights and 2 ceiling fans (provided by owner)
-Insulated and drywalled side walls and ceiling to code
-Primed all new drywall
-Installed V-groove wood ceiling and stained (customer’s choice)
-Installed window and door trim to match existing
-Installed French doors in existing opening
-Prepared floor for ceramic tile to match existing kitchen floor level
-Removed all garbage, rubbish and debris


Sometimes, depending on a number of things such as a customer’s budget, indecisiveness, or even their level of trust with us as a contractor, homeowner’s will ask us to include fixed prices in our initial contract for alternatives or additional projects they may want to complete once they see things begin to come to life. In the case of this home addition, we priced out and ended up completing the following additional work:
-Installed tile throughout entire floor
-Excavated for exterior patio and sidewalk (approximately 300 sq ft)
-Formed, oured, and finished a colored, Arizona Flagstone stamped concrete patio
-Tore out driveway apron and replaced
-Installed drain in garage as specified
-Built an 8′ custom bench seat



JM Design Build built a 36′ x 12′ in-law suite/home addition on the rear of this home in Broadview Heights and a 12′ x 12′ covered deck with an ADA ramp as desired by the homeowners. Below is a basic overview of the work completed.


-Excavated for addition, graded and swaled area around existing home and new area to code for proper drainage
-Poured concrete footings and installed block foundation, floor, waterproofing and drain tile to code
-Framed for the home addition including living area, extended kitchen, an ADA accessible bathroom and ramp
-Framed the interior area to include extended kitchen, dining room and rear entrance door
-Framed new areas as specified and installed new structural support system as needed
-Constructed a gable roof over the center section of the new area with side hip roofs
-Extended the gable roof over the new deck area
-Framed for new deck with treated framing material, composite decking and rails (owner had the choice of material)
-Installed a 6ft steel French door off of the main kitchen area
-Installed 3ft x 5ft double hung windows in the new in-law suite and bath area
-Installed a double hung window with a box bay in new dining area
-Removed the existing electrical service and re-installed to new side location (underground service to rear pole if possible)
-Re-worked existing service and new service for additional areas to code
-Installed 12 recess lights, 3 cable (security phone etc.)
-Removed and re-installed existing AC system
-Installed new HVAC runs into new areas to code
-Re-worked and installed new plumbing to service new bathroom and kitchen areas
-Insulated, drywalled and trimed all new and existing areas to match existing
-Primed and painted all walls and ceilings 1 color
-Re-installed new kitchen and bath areas with new fixtures
-Installed tile floors in new bathroom, wood floors in kitchen, dining, and living areas
-Provided prints, permits and all inspections; the homeowners to provided all finish materials (cabinets, tops, plumbing fixtures, flooring, lights, etc.) and JM Design Build installed them.


Sometimes as a project progresses the homeowner becomes thrilled with our work and decides they want to make additional improvements. In the case of this project the customer contracted us for the following projects:

-Installed new 30-year dimensional shingles on entire home
-Installed new flashing and trim as necessary
-Removed all existing siding
-Installed new vinyl siding and aluminum trim and gutters





Featured here is a really nice full basement bathroom in Richfield, OH that was installed during the basement finishing project we were contracted for by the homeowners. The basement bathroom wasn’t actually included in the initial scope of work; however, as the project progressed the homeowners came to the conclusion that they would be spending so much time in their new lower-level that installing a basement bathroom would be a good decision.


This bathroom renovation includes a double vanity with two 36″ Merillat Essentials White Mountain Mist vanity cabinets with each vanity having drawers on opposite sides for a balanced look and more convenience. The white bathroom cabinets are even more noticeable with the Blue Pearl Granite vanity top purchased from Stoneworks in Bedford Heights. The two bathroom sinks are both under-mounted and include a 3 piece Delta faucet.

The floor was completed by our tile contractors and includes a really cool pattern that continues throughout the custom tiled shower and up the shower walls. The shower base was also made for a sliding glass shower door which gives the bathroom a very classy look. Lastly, we installed all of the bathroom fixtures including a new toilet, towel racks, a large mirror, and an exhaust fan/light combination.


The following is a brief overview of the work completed during this bathroom remodel in Richfield:

  • Frame for new full bath area
  • Install and update all electrical to service new area to code
  • Re-work plumbing for new area
  • Hang new drywall on all walls
  • Tape, mud, sand and prime drywall
  • Install standard tile on bathroom floor
  • Install vanity and new toilet
  • Install faucet and shower head
  • Install new tile racks
  • Install light/exhaust fan combination
  • Install new vanity light, new mirror and overhead storage cabinet
  • Paint walls 1 color and 1 coat (owner’s choice)
  • Install base trim and door to match existing
  • Install egress window
  • Frame for storage and closet area


JM Design Build recently installed the half-bathroom featured here in the basement of one of our customer’s homes. The young Broadview Heights couple contracted us to finish their basement, which turned out gorgeous, and wanted to make sure they budgeted enough to include a bathroom as they plan on utilizing their newly renovated space to entertain guests as often as possible.


This couple decided early on they wanted to allocate a majority of their budget toward the basement bar and entertainment area as opposed to scaling back on those areas and investing in large, high-end bathroom. Thus, our designers cleverly located the bathroom near the existing plumbing in an effort to save on the additional costs associated with cutting up the floor and moving the piping long distances. As well, the couple selected a nice, mid-range ceramic tile from Home Depot–giving them a nicer look than a vinyl floor yet remaining relatively economical.


In addition to the great location and the subtle tones of the tile floor, our team of bathroom contractors, plumbers, and electricians, worked together to:
-Hang the doors;
-Install the baseboard;
-Prime and paint the fresh drywall;
-Install an exhaust fan and light combo in the ceiling;
-Hook up the pedestal sink;
-Install vanity lighting;
-And, finally, to hang all the miscellaneous fixtures including the mirror, toilet-paper holder, and towel bar.

JM Design Build Featured on FYI Network’s Tiny House Nation Series

We do a lot of really cool construction projects throughout the Cleveland area, but every once in a while we come across an extremely unique opportunity. Today we’re excited to present one of those projects!

JM Design Build was chosen by the A&E owned FYI network to build a “tiny house” for their new series Tiny House Nation.  The house was built for a young couple that will be relocating every 3 months.  We were very excited to take on the project, but to meet up with the network’s production schedule, we had just SIX days to build the entire house.  The crew worked extremely hard, but we got it done!

For those who aren’t a familiar, the idea behind tiny house living is to be mortgage-free with the ability to move from city to city, and take your house with you!  Homeowners are forced to downsize their belongings, and only keep the items they use on a regular basis.  There is an environmental benefit as well, as many mobile tiny homes are able to stay “off the grid” using alternative energy sources.

The tiny house we built featured custom woodwork and built-ins for storage, solid wood cabinets, a marble tile backsplash, and even a free-standing tub!  The bathroom walls were covered with Dal-Tile subway tiles in a herringbone pattern, and driftwood style laminate floors were laid throughout the entire main level of the house.

JM Design Build-Providing Quality Home Additions or Room Additions to Medina, Broadview Heights, and the rest of the Greater Cleveland area!

JM Design Build are award-winning general and remodeling contractors in the Cleveland area including Medina, Twinsburg, Solon, and so many more. We provide the highest quality of craftsmanship when building your new room or home addition. We pride ourselves on our integrity and workmanship. Our customers are treated like family to ensure you get the home you have always dreamed of.

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