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Home Addition Ideas

Need to build a home addition to accommodate your growing family? Simply want to expand your livable space to better enjoy your home? Whatever the case, you have plenty of addition options!

The Washington, DC area is home to many architectural styles, from Tudor to Colonial and everything in between. No matter what the style of your home is, you can build a seamless addition that can enhance its aesthetic and functionality.

What Can You Build?

The Wentworth, Inc. team can help guide you through zoning regulations, building permits, etc. and let you know how we can add onto your home. Some of the most popular home additions include:

  • Kitchens: Kitchen additions are some of the most common addition projects we complete. As the kitchen is a central gathering place in your home, it often makes the most sense to expand this area.
  • Bathrooms: Many homeowners include a bathroom as part of a new home addition project—especially master suites. If you have the room, a spacious bathroom can be a luxury to enjoy. We have included heated towel racks, soaking tubs, and custom vanities in past bathroom remodels.
  • Sunrooms: Whether you like to enjoy the sunrise over breakfast, watch summer thunderstorms, or just want to bring that outdoor feeling into your home, sunrooms are the perfect addition. We can determine the best location and figure out other factors, such as ventilation, heating and cooling, etc.
  • Porches: Both front and back porches are viable options for increasing livable space and also improving the exterior aesthetic and curb appeal of homes.

The Wentworth team has also completed:

  • Breakfast room additions
  • Second-story additions
  • Mudroom additions

Tip: Want to expand but think you don’t have the room? Think about how you use every inch of space in your home. Often, certain areas in a home are rarely used and can be part of the addition. For example, we’ve included unused rear porch space in home additions. This increases livable home space without decreasing the size of the yard.

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Alternative to Additions

If you don’t have the room to build an addition or restrictions won’t allow it, but you need to use space in your home differently, reconfiguration is always an option. Wentworth has completed many interior space reconfiguration projects in the Washington, DC metropolitan area:

  • Basements
  • Home offices
  • Living rooms

We’ve even converted unused garages into livable space.

If you’re interested in building a home addition in Maryland, DC, or Northern Virginia, view our photo gallery and contact the Wentworth team for a consultation!

“ Hi, Bruce,
I look forward to your articles in Chevy Chase Village Life -- I love bungalows so I immediately read the article in the latest issue that arrived yesterday (as your team was here planning for the photo shoot). I also liked the Sponsor Spotlight this month -- featuring your company. Is it possible to get a reprint or link to your article on porches that appeared recently? I would love to add one to our NC beach home, but so far no one has been able to figure out how to get access from the inside to the outside! I know my sister would love to see the article too. Thanks for ALL of your amazing work. I hope you will feel free (and confident) to use us as references. The only hard part will be communicating what an outstanding job -- beyond our high expectations -- your team did for us. We are demanding, but your team is more demanding in the excellence that they deliver. ”

Linda, Chevy Chase, MD