Peter Thorn Builders is Chapel Hill’s premier home addition contractor. Chapel Hill zoning rules changed a few years ago making it easier to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) aka “Granny Flat” or “In Law Suite”. If you have the available building area, it is now much easier to build an attached or detached garage with an ADU upstairs for residential or home office use.  If you rent the ADU space, quite often the rent revenues cover the ADU’s debt service – and your property becomes more valuable. Improving your home with an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a great way to build your real estate nest egg, or you can just enhance your lifestyle with the extra space.

There is strong demand in Chapel Hill for graduate and professional student housing, due to the steady stream of renters relocating here to further their education.

The Chapel Hill and Carrboro area has many existing homes in great locations, with highly desirable school districts and attractive neighborhoods.   Rental units, work from home space and extended family living are high on the list of reasons our customers seek to improve their property with an ADU. Often older lots have more available buildable area than newer construction. 

We are pleased to explore ADU options with you. Contact Us Today - 919-619-6544

Do you need a little or even a lot more room?
If so, Peter Thorn Builders can design and build a conventional house addition or room addition for your Chapel Hill Area home. Typically, a conventional house addition is a multi-room construction that is built onto the side of a house and is permanently open to the main house. When done well, a house addition beautifully blends into the house itself. For instance, a master suite addition can transform a starter home to your forever home. A room addition (sometimes called a "bump-out") is a single room structure built onto the side of the house. Bump Outs are meant for a single purpose, such as an additional bathroom, family room, or home office. If your property has the buildable area, recent zoning changes in Chapel Hill now make it easier to add Accessory Dwelling Units, (ADU’s) which can also be a great solution if you need separate space for a home office, homeschooling, studio, or multi-generational family living. An ADU can even bring in extra income as a rental unit. As a Design-Build Contractor, Peter Thorn Builders can see your home or room addition project through from start to finish. Contact us today to discuss your ideas- 919-619-6544