“It was important to give the appearance of a single-family home from the exterior,” said Maury. “We achieved this by adding a third garage stall addition, which provided parking and a separate, discrete entrance. Since the garage stall adjoined the existing garage, it also eliminated the need for a separate driveway,” added Maury.
Upon entering the first floor of the new addition, it takes on the feel of a townhome with a separate kitchen and dining area, powder room and laundry room, mudroom and family room.
“Interior doors connect the new family room to the family room in the existing home, and the new basement to the existing basement” noted Maury. “The doors can remain closed for privacy or open for blending of the families.”
The second floor of the addition includes a master suite, two bedrooms, and a full bathroom.
In order to truly blend this addition with the existing exterior of the home, care was taken to match the masonry detail, wood siding and windows. The rooflines are also seamless, which adds to the exterior aesthetics.
Lastly, it was important to update the existing home. Improvements were made to the kitchen, dining room, first floor hall bath and master bath. Additionally, the flooring was changed to match the new addition. “These renovations allowed for a smooth transition from the new addition to the existing home,” said Maury. “Now, the addition and existing home seem like they were built at the same time.”
In the end, this design not only worked for the blended families, but for a panel of industry experts too. It was awarded a Remodeling Excellence Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry within the home addition category. Overall, this award recognizes the top remodeling projects in the Chicagoland-area.
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