Home Remodeling Contractors describes Home Additions in DC Metro Area

Home Addition types DC, MD, VA

Home Additions – The Bump Out

There are many different kinds of home additions, but this is certainly the most popular. Bump-out home additions are minimalistic and efficient; they add just that extra bit of space that is sorely needed in your home. These kinds of home additions are the most popular because they are fast, effective, and the advantages are immediately apparent. Many kitchens and bathrooms, for instance, eventually call for bump-out additions because homeowners want more features in their homes. For example, we recently finished a kitchen bump-out addition in Silver Spring, MD. Our clients wanted to add a dining and seating area to their kitchen but didn’t have space in the existing floor plan. By adding a relatively small bump-out addition we were able to make room for a dining table, seating, and even increased storage. This simple improvement made a big difference in the kitchen and our clients were thrilled with the results.

Home Additions – Multiple Bump Outs

There are a few hidden benefits of multiple bump-out home additions. First, if the additions are cantilevered, since they do not expand the foundation, they may not be subject to some of the more stringent building codes that run up costs on some projects. Second, multiple bump-out home additions don’t need to be built all at the same time. It’s best if there is an overall plan or design for the additions to be built at a later time, but these can be built months or even years apart as your needs expand.

Home Additions – Room Additions Kitchen Additions Bath Additions

When you picture home additions, room size home additions are probably what you imagine. It is indisputable that room-sized home additions add the most value, both to your family’s lifestyle and your home’s market value. These are the two biggest benefits of room size home additions:

  1. For resale purposes, adding square footage indisputably adds value to your home. After all, square footage is the main tool real estate appraisers use in putting a market value to your home.
  2. Boosting the square footage also impacts your family and how you interact with each other. An extra gathering space, a larger kitchen in which everyone can gather round while the Thanksgiving turkey’s cooked, a family room large enough for all your friends and family to watch the Super Bowl together; all these improvements make your home more livable, enjoyable and valuable.

Sometimes our clients already have all the space they might need but it just isn’t used efficiently or how they would like it to be. A client in McLean, VA wanted to convert her garage into a guest suite for when her family visited; another client in Potomac, MD had a deck that already provided substantial infrastructure for the main floor expansion. These types of additions, or, rather, conversions, can often provide all the benefits of a full-size home addition at a much lower cost.


  1. Even a small home addition can make your home feel brand new. Especially when it’s a part of a larger project like a kitchen remodel.
  2. Bump-out additions are becoming more and more popular in the Washington, DC metro area.

“Lori & I knew after the first meeting with Eniko Szlavin at Signature that we should get excited. It was obvious Eniko really knew how to put together color and texture to make a great kitchen. At our second meeting, we were like, wow…” Read More

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Each of our designers have had specialized training in Kitchen Design through NKBA, SEN or ASID, not only in style and structure, but in function and arrangement as well. Unlike many Kitchen and Bath companies, we are not a retail store. We are a design, build, and remodeling company, a licensed contractor in Maryland, The District of Columbia and Virginia. So whether you live in DC, Bethesda, Potomac, Olney, Silver Spring, Woodley Park, Adams Morgan Capitol Hill or anywhere else in the region, Signature KAB can design a Great kitchen, addition, or bath for your home. Not only that, but we can also develop permit-able drawings, process the plans to permit, move the walls, floors and ceilings, install lighting, plumbing, tile, and floor. We can even build the house for you if you would like! So give us a call at 301-251-1880. You can also email the owner, Gary Case, at Gcase@signaturekab.com.

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