Many homeowners are faced with an age-old dilemma; add on to your existing home to gain the extra space you desire. Or trade up to something larger that has the amenities you are lacking. If you are happy with the things you can’t change about your home—such as the neighborhood, the yard, the school district, the history, etc. — then adding on is usually the best way to upgrade. The idea of an addition may seem overwhelming in the beginning, but the payoff makes it worth it. Your new “after” space will be the perfect fit for your lifestyle, your taste and your budget.

One set of Glendale homeowners purchased a century-old home years ago and have been renovating room by room. Their latest project involved an addition to address a nagging issue with their first-floor layout. There was a bottleneck area between the living area and the kitchen that would often get bogged down with guests during entertaining. Because there was no good way to open up the existing space any further, they chose to add on a new sunroom for extra living space and a freer flowing traffic pattern.

The homeowners enlisted Mosby Building Arts to create this added space while making sure to maintain the old-world charm of the home. The goal was to blend the spaces so the new and the old merged as one.

The new sitting room, that exits to a sprawling patio, exudes southern charm and allows natural light to flow into the home. The extra space and open layout allow the family an ideal layout for event hosting. The bottleneck to the kitchen is no longer there and family members have a new space for reading.

Recessed lighting was installed to illuminate the room at night and on cloudy days.  The custom ceiling is a work of art – sporting beadboard and beams that create a star-like pattern that crescendos into a beautiful chandelier.

The exterior of the addition was painstakingly crafted to match the rest of the existing home. This included matching the brick and copper roofing and gutters. The transition is so seamless, it’s difficult to tell the addition wasn’t a part of the original home.

If you are in thinking about adding on to your home, don’t be afraid to reach for the stars. If you can imagine it, Mosby Building Arts can build it.