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Home Additions Can Be Both Seamless and Sensitive

Do you want to build an addition to accommodate your growing family? Need more interior space but don’t want to move because you love your home and neighborhood? Whatever your case, a home addition is necessary—but homeowners sometimes have worries associated with this.

Many wonder if additions can be both seamless and sensitive to the home’s original architecture? Yes, they can be.

Our Approaches to Home Additions

Our design/build team approaches each remodeling project with the knowledge that we have two clients:

  • The homeowners we are working for
  • The house we are remodeling

Both have needs to be considered.

Wentworth – Home Additions





We discuss the problems home additions can help solve, the value additions can add, and zoning.

Older homes often need updating in terms of kitchens, bathrooms, and exteriors. We take two approaches to the design of a home’s exterior envelope when remodeling.

Seamless Design

If a home’s exterior architecture is a defined style and the homeowner admires the style of their home, we’ll design an addition (or exterior alteration) that is sympathetic and seamless to the house. Within a homeowner’s budget constraints, a remodel will look original to the older home. We feel it’s important to be respectful of a home’s architectural style and to have our work enhance it. Whatever updated design styles one chooses to utilize the home’s interior for kitchens, bathrooms, and reconfigurations are easily varied in style—after all, the technologies of a home’s kitchen, bathroom, and systems are ever-evolving.

Sensitive Design

When our clients’ preferences or the architecture of the house are better suited to a contemporary-style addition, we carefully plan the design. This design approach is also respectful of a home’s architecture through consideration of the proportions, scale, and materials to arrive at an optimal solution. For example, a minimalistic glassy room addition can be a wonderful architectural complement to a more traditional-style home. A contemporary-style addition provides variety and a homeowner’s personal expression to a home. And with a professional, design and execution provides a timeless home addition.

In the end, it is always good to respect our elder homes.

View our portfolio to see home additions and exterior remodels we have completed in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia—and contact our team about an initial consultation!

“ We had an outstanding experience with Wentworth Inc. From the very first stages of planning our renovation, and then throughout the process, we have been very happy with their workmanship, their professionalism and courtesy, and their real pride in their work and the outcome of the project. The architect and kitchen designer was fantastic, patient, and kind, and gave us all the guidance we wanted and needed in planning the overall design and the selection of hardware, lighting etc (down to the smallest details). In addition, the carpenters and other workmen were incredibly thoughtful of my family and made it easy to live in the house despite the presence of a significant constriction site on the first floor. They spent considerable time every day cleaning up the dust and leaving the site neat and safe. I would not hesitate to use Wentworth Inc for another home renovation project and could not recommend them more highly. ”

T.P., Washington, DC (GuildQuality)