An addition can be an effective way to solve a number of problems you may be facing with your current floorplan. The challenge with an addition is designing it to complement your existing home design. While it will take some planning, the finished product will make you forget how your home even looked before! Here’s how to seamlessly add square footage to your home.
COORDINATE EXTERIOR ELEMENTS
No matter how good the inside of your addition looks, if it doesn’t coordinate with the exterior of your home, you’ll hate it! The goal with an addition is for it to seem like a part of the original home. If the exterior design elements don’t coordinate, it will stick out like a sore thumb. Work with a trustworthy remodeling company to ensure that the new addition looks like a purposeful part of the original blueprint, not a haphazard afterthought.
KEEP THE FLOORING CONSISTENT
Flooring is a practical way to help an addition flow seamlessly into the rest of your home. This is particularly important if your addition isn’t its own room (if you’re making an existing space larger). What’s more, the height of your flooring should also flow evenly into the surrounding areas. This will help to create a cohesive floorplan and seamlessly incorporate the new space into the old.
FIT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD
If the homes in your neighborhood all have a similar architectural style, try to mimic those design elements with your addition. You certainly don’t want to be known as the home on the block with the awkward appendage everyone points out. Take a walk around your neighborhood to stir up some inspiration. If you have other neighbors who have added onto their homes, discuss some of the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Remember, there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel!
HAVE A PLAN
If you approach any major home project without a plan, it’s destined to fail. This is especially true for an addition! Carefully consider your addition. What do you plan to accomplish with it? How have you planned out the coordinating design elements? What steps have you taken to ensure it flows with the rest of your home? If you haven’t considered any of the above, you’re not ready to move forward with your addition quite yet.
CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL
Coordinating, planning, and executing an addition can be a serious challenge, but you don’t have to do it on your own! Work with an experienced remodeling company to realize your vision. Design-build professionals have the expertise to craft an addition that not only satisfies all of your wants and needs but also flows seamlessly with the rest of your home.
Before you tackle your addition, contact the experts at Thomas Buckborough and Associates. Our team of design-build professionals can help you navigate each step of the remodeling process. For more than 30 years, we’ve served the Boston area with excellence, and we’re ready to help you make your dream a reality. Schedule your consultation to get started!