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.
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.
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!