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How to Match Room Additions in Denver to the Rest of the Home

December 6, 2017

Building another room is a great way to increase the square footage of your home and accommodate a growing family. As you plan for this room addition, it’s important to think about how the design will complement the rest of the home. A room addition should look as if it fits with the original home, otherwise it will look out of place. Here’s how to match room additions in Denver to the rest of the home:

Matching the Outside

Matching the outside is almost more important than matching the inside of the room addition to the rest of the home. Make it look as if the additional room has been there all along by using the same siding and building materials on its exterior.

Even if you use the same materials, it’s possible that they won’t match exactly since the materials on the original home will be slightly worn down. Work with your contractor to determine if there is a way to make the materials on the room addition appear more weathered so they are a better match.

Use the Same Architectural Features

Many interiors are designed with moldings, chair rails, or baseboards that are used in every room within the house. To make the home look cohesive, use these same architectural features in the room addition as well. For example, if the other rooms in the house have ornate crown molding, the new room should have it too. Leaving this detail off of the design will make the new room stick out like a sore thumb.

Pay Attention to Details

Sometimes, it’s the small details that end up making the biggest difference when it comes to matching a new room to the original home. Pay close attention to details such as hardware, lighting, and paint finishes. For instance, if the rest of the home has gold hardware on the doors, using silver hardware in the new room does not make sense. As long as you keep these small details consistent, you can give yourself more freedom with the rest of the design.

Windows and Doors

The windows and doors within a home should all be the same style, so keep this in mind when designing an additional room. But, this doesn’t mean that the windows and doors in your new room need to be the exact same as the other windows and doors in your home. Rather, it means that they should complement each other and look as if they belong within the same house. For example, a storybook door with a rounded top should not be used in a new room if the rest of the home has traditional craftsman doors. See your guide to door types and styles.

Are you ready to add another room to your home? If so, get in touch with our team of experts today. In addition to building new rooms, our team can also help clients finish their basements, remodel their kitchens, and build spacious outdoor decks. Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.