We’ve had the pleasure to be working on an old home, adding an enclosed porch on a foundation. If you have an older home and want to add an addition, there are some important things to remember.
Keep the new addition size in perspective to the original home. You do not want it to be too obtuse or too tiny. You also want it to blend into the home and surrounding neighborhood. When beginning a project, take note of the existing materials. A designer, architect or general contractor can replicate details of the original home.In older homes, roof lines are character defining. You will need to be careful of the geometry of the extended roof. Your contractor will need to blend the new additions roof line to match the other roof lines.
When seeking a general contractor to complete the home remodeling job remember to ask the contractor for his experience working on older homes. You might want to see if you qualify for a home remodeling assistance program; it can save you money while getting the room addition you are wanting. The Habitat for Humanity Restore is another place that can help save money on your addition. Don’t forget to look into reclaimed lumber for flooring and walls, giving it an original feel. Last but not least, if possible make your room addition sustainable. Finding ways to cut cost and have the extra space is beneficial.
CH Construction appreciates the beauty in the architectural design of older homes and wants to help retain that natural uniqueness in a home. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.