Home Addition Design

Designing a home addition can be a daunting task, and the last thing you want is for it to look like an afterthought that doesn’t blend seamlessly with your home. At our company, we have been designing and building home additions for over two decades, and we pride ourselves on creating additions that genuinely enhance your home’s aesthetic and function. We begin our design process by carefully evaluating which type of addition or combination of additions would work best with your home’s existing layout. Then, we consider how to best integrate the new addition into your home’s features and overall style. Finally, we maximize the utility of the additional space to ensure that it provides the functionality you need. Our design team takes each of these factors into account, striking the perfect balance to create a design that you’ll be thrilled with.

Home Addition Design Types

Choosing a design that seamlessly integrates with your home is essential if you’re considering a home addition. At Woodsmith Construction, we’ve been designing and building home additions for over 20 years, and we take pride in creating additions that enhance the overall aesthetic of your home. Our design process starts with determining which type of addition or combination of additions would work best for your needs. We offer three main types of home additions: third-floor additions, rear additions, and front additions. Third-floor additions, also known as parent’s oasis, are popular for providing adult space away from the kids. Rear additions, which come in various sizes and shapes, are an excellent way to add extra ground-floor space and additional bedrooms on the second floor. Front additions, on the other hand, are great for creating a mudroom or expanding your living space. Our design team takes into account practical design applications to make sure that the addition or combination of additions adds the required functionality to your home. By working with us, you can transform your home into the dream home you’ve always wanted.


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Third Floor Addition Design

A successful third-floor addition design must consider both the space’s function and its exterior aesthetic. Too often, third-floor additions are designed as boxes on top of homes that detract from their overall curb appeal. However, gaining a third floor should not come at the cost of your home’s exterior aesthetic. Our third-floor addition designs ensure that the extra space you need ties in nicely with the rest of the space you already have. Our design team considers everything from its size, shape, and structural elements to how to have plenty of natural light without being intrusive. We make sure to create a unique third-floor space that you can enjoy from inside and out.

Rear Addition Design

The more utilitarian of the home addition design options, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Rear additions are usually designed primarily to provide much-needed space to your home’s existing floors. Due to their practical nature, they tend to look like boxes stuck on the back of homes, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Designed thoughtfully, a rear addition can provide the needed space and add to your home’s rear aesthetic. We achieve this challenging design feat by focusing as much attention on the addition’s exterior as we do its interior. On the exterior front, we incorporate transitioning floor levels at different setbacks to create some negative exterior space that can add depth to an otherwise flat surface. We also use a layering effect with different types of external claddings to help break up the monotone surfaces. Our interiors blend seamlessly into your rear yard, creating indoor and outdoor living spaces that truly add to your home. 

Front Addition Design

The front of your home is the first thing everyone sees, and curb appeal is a massive factor in resale values. A front addition has to be designed with careful attention paid to how it will add to your home’s curb appeal. It should consider the whole exterior aesthetic of your home and not just that of the addition itself. Front additions can be a great addition to any home and are increasingly becoming the go-to option when trying to add that much-needed mudroom or extra living space. The key is to make sure it works with the exterior features of your home and does overpower your front façade. We design all of our front additions with this in mind, making sure your much-needed front space doesn’t come at the cost of your curb appeal 

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Common Addition Design Questions

Yes, we offer different package rates for each one of our design services.

The typical time to develop a home addition design and get the required permits is between 3 to 6 months. Providing you don’t have to go to the Committee of Adjustment. If that is the case, it could take upwards of a year.

An unlimited number of concepts are included with each of our design packages. We only stop once you are happy with your design.

Yes, we offer home addition build services for all of our designs.

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