Building upward or outward with an addition is another great way to address your family’s changing needs. You may love everything about your home already, but it just feels a little too tight. Besides adding more living space, a well-planned addition will increase your home’s value while you remain in the community, neighborhood, or schools you already love. We think a properly planned expansion should flow seamlessly into the existing house, and in the end, look like it was there from the start. This client wanted to replace their high-maintenance failing deck with more space for indoor gathering. They were concerned that an addition would make the existing kitchen and dining area feel boxed in; by lining the new vaulted sunroom with windows and a triple-wide patio door, sunlight overflows into that space instead. And the new, low-maintenance deck gets plenty of use as an extension of the sunroom. Interior details like nickel gap siding, handcrafted faux beams, and a handsome wooden ceiling fan add warmth with vintage character, making this addition the favorite room in the house.