When designing home additions, it’s understandable that you might get carried away. After all, the prospect of more space in your home can be exciting, especially if you feel like your home is cluttered. But when you get carried away, you may also make some mistakes when designing the addition, mistakes that your new addition contractors may point out to you.
In this post, Design Build Remodeling Group discusses the do’s and don’ts when it comes to designing your home addition.
Do: Consider the Addition’s Roofline
As your home remodeling contractors will tell you, when designing a second floor or a home addition to a once single story home, be sure to follow the roof line that is already in place. Otherwise, you risk your home looking asymmetrical.
Don’t: Mismatch the Floorplan to Your Lifestyle
Living areas should always suit your lifestyle so your design should always incorporate your and your family’s needs in the home. For instance, if you work from home and plan to have a home office addition, make sure it’s far from the children’s bedroom as much as possible. If you’re having trouble avoiding this, you can always hire remodeling pros like Design Build Remodeling Group to help you in your designs.
Do: Be Practical
When designing your renovation, you must always be practical to avoid running into trouble in the long run. For example, if you want a larger kitchen, consider your options first: maybe you can save money by simply removing unneeded walls instead of having a home addition to the existing space.
Don’t: Poorly Allocate Space
Homeowners tend to make this mistake since they see the corridors as a transition from different rooms. This can make your hallways a bit claustrophobic. Try optimizing the areas in your home as much as possible so you can have an open floorplan.
Do: Match the Exterior Elements
When designing your home, ask your new addition contractors for their recommendations regarding the addition’s exterior. You should always strive to match the addition’s exterior to the existing one to avoid design clashes.
Improvising isn’t always a good idea, especially if it’s for a significant expense like a home addition. It’s understandable if you want to give your home your own twist but rushing into it is a disaster waiting to happen.
If you have plans of sprucing up your home or simply want some kitchen remodeling done, turn to Design Build Remodeling Group for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of home addition and renovation services. Give us a call at (443) 230-4070 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services. We serve clients in Bethesda, MD, and other nearby areas.