Can You Add-On Without Making it Look Like an Addition?

One of the biggest concerns homeowners have when considering an addition is how the final project will look and function. While an add-on can make sense and help improve the functionality of your home, sometimes it’s so obvious that it wasn’t original that it can actually detract from the way your house looks and feels. That’s why it’s so important to plan your addition well and to make sure you work with a team of professionals who understand factors like aesthetics and design.

Below are some of the most common questions we get about additions and our answers…

  1. Can you add-on without making it look like an addition? Yes! There are plenty of intelligent ways to create an addition for your home that doesn’t detract from its curb appeal or your home’s interior. In order to make sure your addition looks as original as possible, make detailed plans that consider the footprint of your home, the flow of the spaces, and the materials being used.
  • How do I know if an addition is right for my home? If you’re planning on moving in the next 2 to 3 years, an addition probably isn’t the best bet. Of course, if you live in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home, for example, adding an extra bathroom before you sell could actually be beneficial. To know for sure, discuss your plans with professionals, including our team at Beltway and local realtors.
  • What should I consider when putting an addition on my home? The most important factors to consider are why you are choosing an addition and how you are going to do it. If the add-on will make your home more livable and valuable and you have a smart plan for doing it in a way that is tasteful and cohesive with the current design of your home, then we say go for it!

Rushing into an addition is never a good idea. If you want your add-on to turn out great, then planning ahead of time is important! Even if you’re not ready to start soon, give our team at Beltway a call and we can start getting the ideas rolling!