Your Maryland and Washington, DC, Home Addition Contractor
Adding a room to your home is a great way to gain more space, add value, or acquire some income property. Depending on the type of addition you choose, a new room can change the look and feel of your home and help you fall in love with it all over again.
Why Add On To Your Home?
Home additions are a great idea if:
- Your family has outgrown your home
- You want to expand your kitchen or living space
- You are considering aging-in-place
- You need to add a suite to accommodate aging parents
- You need a garage
- You want to add an income suite or a guest suite
- Your home-based business needs an office
- You want to add a hobby room or artist studio
- Your kids are out of the house, and you can finally afford to do something nice for yourself.
Types Of Homes Additions
Depending on your needs, we approach home additions in one of several ways.
A bump-out addition is perfect for adding square footage onto your living space. If you want to enlarge your kitchen or add a family room or sunroom, a bump-out is an excellent way to go.
Adding a second story onto your home will allow you to add bedrooms, bathrooms, extra family space, or an income suite without changing the footprint of your house.
A garage addition gives you practical convenience, either for parking your cars, setting up a workshop, or to expand your storage capacity. Many homeowners consider putting a second story on top of the garage to make the addition even more functional.
Choosing A Home Addition Contractor
If you are planning a home addition, there are many things to consider. For example, if you are changing the footprint of the building, you may need additional permits and permission from the municipality.
Some of these aspects can be complicated, but your contractor has the knowledge and connections to simplify the process. Ultimately, you want to work with a contractor who has a lot of experience in your area, someone who has a reputation for dependability and excellent work.
You want to work with someone who not only sees your vision but can also give you the straight goods on what’s possible. Great communication, transparent pricing, and realistic management of timelines and budgets are what’s going to get you the home addition of your dreams.
In Maryland, DC, and Virginia, Winthorpe Design & Build has been building legacy for more than three decades. During this time, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners on everything from custom homes to remodels and everything in-between.
Many people find home additions to be one of the most rewarding types of renovation projects. Having extra space enhances the joy of living and often raises the value of the home. Additionally, depending on the kind of addition you take on, it may allow you to stay in your home for many more years to come.
How We Can Help
When planning a home addition, the first step is to define the scope of the project. We meet with you to discuss your ideas and walk through the home to learn more about the property and its challenges.
Your budget and timeline are both primary considerations. For example, you might want a new in-law suite above the garage, and you want it ready for the holidays. We can tell you precisely what will be involved to make that happen and outline all the stages of the work to minimize the impact on your day-to-day life.
Another example of how we can help is through value-engineering, which means keeping the work within your budget. For instance, you may have ideas about the specific materials you want, but these might put you over budget. We will work with you to make the necessary adjustments, either in the scope of the work or by choosing similar, less costly but still high-performing materials. In the end, you will get the exact look and quality that you want without breaking the bank.
Value is another critical factor. Value is attached to the budget but focuses more on the long-term return on your investment. We can tell you precisely what the cost versus value is on your home addition and work with you to ensure it lines up with your goals.
The Design-Build Advantage
Working with a design-build firm like Winthorpe helps you save money, time, and stress on all your home addition projects. Reach out today to find out more about what we do and how we do it.