Appropriate Additions

A room addition can and should be a remodeling project that adds tremendous value to your home and to your enjoyment of it. As a professional remodeling contractor, our job is to make sure that happens on all fronts, from delivering a new space that meets your lifestyle needs and improves the livability of your home to creating an addition that suits the character of your house and boosts its value.

 

We’ve all come across remodeled homes in which a second-story addition or some other appendage looks both out of place and out of character with the original structure. It just doesn’t quite fit. The new addition can look carelessly ‘tacked on’ or may seem generally unattractive and awkward. There can be a number of culprits. It may be a disjointed roofline or windows that are of different sizes and shapes.

Whether your home is 100 years old or built a decade ago, we see no reason you can’t achieve your lifestyle goals for a room addition and retain your home’s architectural character. Our goal is to make your addition seamless, as if it was there all along.

That effort begins with a solid understanding of your home’s current conditions. First, either we or our homeowners contract with an architect or experienced draftsman to begin the plans for your home. That person considers many different aspects of your specific needs and or requirements that the addition will need to provide. With that preliminary assessment complete, we set about matching your needs for the addition — be it a home office, family room, or bedroom suite — to the conditions and character of your house.

Once this aspect is completed, then the structural drawings of the addition must be completed. These are required for both the framing and the foundation aspects. With the architects drawings, elevations and the structural drawings, you are now ready to submit your plans to your HOA for either preliminary or final approval. Their concerns will be to achieve an architectural or aesthetic harmony between the new and existing structures. They will also dictate the proper balance between materials that match or complement the roofing, siding, windows, and other exterior finishes.

Our mission to achieve architectural integrity is not limited to the home’s exterior. For example, if we find the addition will reduce the amount of natural light that originally came into an adjacent area of the house, we look for ways to replace it, such as with skylights or more subtle sun tunnels.

Our intent: to provide you with an addition that perfectly suits your home’s character while providing you an additional space that meets your desires and lifestyle requirements. We seek in every way to enhance your home’s outward appearance, neighborhood stature and marketability.

Warm regards,
John Todd
John Todd
Elite Remodeling
Showroom & Design Center

2930 Preston Road, Suite 980
Frisco, Texas, 75252
(972) 334-9800 – phone
(972) 334-9890 – fax
jtodd@elitehomeremodeling.com
www.elitehomeremodeling.com

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