There are a lot of benefits to building an addition to your home. In addition to enjoying more space, which can be quite helpful if your family is growing, you can also reap the rewards of added value to your home if you decide to sell. However, one thing that you should keep in mind when planning your home addition in Atlanta is successfully blending it with the rest of your house.
If your addition stands out from the original house because the style and materials of the addition are completely different than the rest of the house, then it won’t add as much value and it can hurt your curb appeal. A well-designed addition should look like it’s always been part of the home; for example, if you have an Arts and Crafts style home, then the last thing you want to do is build a contemporary add on. You should use similar windows, roofing, siding and paint color as the rest of the home, and the same goes for the interior of the addition. Using a cohesive interior design in the new part of your home will provide continuity throughout the house. For example, if you use wood flooring in your original home, your addition should use the same wood flooring with the same stain to look like it was designed at the same time.
You still have plenty of freedom with the design of your home addition. Trying to exactly replicate the rest of your house could result in missing some of the modern-day features that are available. There can be differences between the addition and the home, it’s just important to tie things together using light fixtures, paint and cosmetic details in order to make it look like an addition that has been there for years.
To plan a home addition that blends with your home in Atlanta, contact us at Renewal Design-Build.