Things to consider when building an addition onto your home
You love your neighborhood, your children have good friends here and so do you, but the house you live in is simply getting too small for your family. APEX Construction Management (APEX Design-Build) specializes in making your home fit your growing family needs and your changing lifestyles.
When considering your current spaces, both inside and out, you may find you don’t have enough room to expand sideways. Many homes in established neighborhoods are placed on small lots and are spaced too closely together to expand sideways. In these situations, going upwards may be your only option.
If your lot is large enough to accommodate a larger footprint of the house, then we can expand sideways to gain the additional interior space that you need. One of the most popular expansions desired today is a kitchen addition. If you cannot increase the size of the kitchen inside of the existing house, then an addition is the way to expand your kitchen.
A combination of both sideways and upwards expansions is also very popular way to build an addition. Since the foundation and first floor are already being built out sideways, going upwards becomes a very economical way to create more space on the second floor. One of the most popular requests we get is to build a new master suite on the second floor to give you a refuge from the kids and a place to relax after a busy day at work. Spa style master baths can be a refreshing destination unto themselves.
Integrating the old and the new – seamlessly
One of the biggest challenges with home expansions is integrating the new addition with the existing house both structurally and aesthetically. Maintaining consistency with the exterior appearance and the interior fit and finish is a concern that we address at the beginning of the project. We pay particular attention to the details of your current space and endeavor to match the look and feel between old and new, inside and out.
Overwhelming your lot
If your home is on a smaller city lot, you will want to be mindful to not overwhelm the lot with your new structure. This is the time when using the space above your home becomes very attractive. As a design-build firm, we’re also mindful to integrate the new spaces so the addition fits together well on your property.
The reason you want an addition is to gain more functional space in your home. As we begin your design, our professionals are keeping a close eye out for any existing space we can utilize in a more functional manner. Adding space doesn’t always mean adding more square footage. Sometimes it just means using the space you have more efficiently.
We can help
For more information on adding space to your home, contact APEX Construction Management for your free initial consultation.