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also aka Bungalow styled home and you are in need of some
extra space, right?
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designed and estimated almost every type of home addition one could
think of. From second story additions, to bedroom additions, to sunroom
additions, to In-law additions like the one we will talk
about below. We
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Through a Cape Addition (In-law Apartment Project)
A customer of
our former research and development company Simply
Additions LLC, purchased this charming cape on the
countryside in Haddam Neck, CT, with their daughter, son in-law, and
newborn baby. This cape is located in a very quiet neighborhood and it
already had nice updates and a gorgeous in-ground swimming pool with a
pool house in the back yard. The only thing that was missing was the
proper space for all of them to live together in
Since a total
of four people and one baby were going to inhabit this home, a home
addition was the perfect solution for this closely knit family.
They originally purchased our deck & custom in-law addition
package which can be found on our website; afterwards, they
chose to substitute the deck for a four seasons sunroom instead.
The goal of the
project was to enlarge the home to accommodate all five members, while
maintaining the existing charming character of the original house. The
new additions left all the charm at the house and added a lot more
space and usability as well. This addition was one of our favorite
projects for our R&D team based on looks.
Excavation for the foundation began In
New England you have to get really creative to build home
additions in the winter. Our R&D team assembled a team of
highly skilled contractors who actually had to jack hammer to get
through the frost line! Some contractors shy away from doing
foundations in the winter, while our R&D team
engineered a way to make it happen.
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This was the original footprint for the
new square footage outlined by the floor framing seen in the photo
above, would be for the in-law's bedroom and living room.
Every in-law apartment also needs its own bathroom, so the existing
office in the original home was being converted into the in-laws
All framing materials
such as the TGI's seen in this picture were purchased from a
Certified Green Material Supplier.
Blending the rooflines presented a
goal was to mate three roof planes and make it look good; as well as
functional in every season. Improper mating of roof lines can cause ice
dams in the winter, a condition that can lead to expensive roof repairs
in the future.
that with a proper home addition design, you will not have to worry
about roof planes intersections and ice dams yourself. However, if you
shop around for the cheapest price on design work for your addition,
that can be something that bites you in the keester in the future.
a look at how these roof planes intersect next to the motorized
skylight. This is a result of a well engineered home
addition plan that was also well executed by a great team of
contractors that our R&D team hired. It's easy to get great
results when you plan properly and hire the right crews. Hire
the right team yourself using the form below, it's who we would use to
build your project!
Change of plans; let's do a sunroom
opening in the left side of the addition was for the French Door that
would open onto the new deck. Our customers decided that they would
prefer to have a sunroom instead of the deck. So we improvised.
order to build the newly proposed sunroom; a retaining wall with a
drainage system needed to be built to divert the rainwater from the
Sanford & Hawley
supplied us with Tyvek House Wrap.
Wrapping it all up!
Once the shell was completed the rest of
the project flew by for us and our customers.
industries provided us with the Double Exterior French Doors &
all the Double Hung Windows.
new additions to this beautiful cape made the home spacious and
beautiful at the same time. The goal was to make the addition
completely separate from the existing home. The in-laws wanted privacy
and seclusion from the younger family next door.
This Preparation is key
is the view into the sunroom from the new living room. Keeping the
floor protected is always a priority for us, especially when using Pre-finished
Brazilian Cherry which we purchased from Lumber Liquidators.
Our customers were so anxious to move
their furniture in, that we didn't have time to take pictures of the
interior without their furniture.
The Colonial Trim came
from Sanford and Hawley & the paint from Benjamin Moore.
Brazilian Cherry Carpet Protector
The sunroom's French Doors open to the
We made a Brazilian
Cherry Inlay to save the Mohawk Aladdin styled Carpet from dirty shoes.
sunroom was also set up with an exhaust port in the ceiling for a
future gas fireplace.
Office to Bathroom Conversion
The original oak hardwood floor was left in place when we converted the
prior office space into a full bath.
The Fiberglass Shower
Enclosure & the Glass Door were ordered from Modern Plumbing
Supply. The Double Vanity was purchased from Kitchen Factor.
customer opted for AV connections in their bedroom, so that they can
watch TV comfortably from their bed on their new Panasonic LCD TV.
An entrance into the new In-law
Apartment was created on the left side of the kitchen
design of the cape addition fit in nicely with the original house
addition went so well, that even the family cat approved of the new
770 new square
feet of space
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Peter & Dolores Y. from Haddam Neck, CT
"Simply Additions was great to work with, we love living in our addition, the quality is great and the service was perfect. You were there for us every step of the way. Every time we step into our addition we realize how happy and lucky we are that you built it."