Which is the hardest working room in your house? The kitchen is, hands down. The home improvement project that will give you the best return for your money is the kitchen. Kitchen additions can be as simple as adding space for a dining area or more complex by including an island, pantry and breakfast nook. Whatever type of kitchen addition you desire, this can be accomplished by adding living space to an existing structure. This will require the addition having its own foundation.
Building your kitchen addition will need to meet the building codes in your neighborhood and you will want it to blend as seamlessly as possible with the existing house. This will take some creativity and skill, since many of the materials that were used to build your existing home may not be available. Have no fear! Any contractor and architect worth their salt can come up with ideas to bring beauty to your home, while using products that differ from the original ones.
Often a kitchen addition is needed because the home was built during an era when the kitchen was closed off from the other living spaces in the home. Many times in homes built in the early part of the century, the owners employed servants that provided services to the household and therefore the homeowner seldom ventured into the “working” areas of the home.
With our present lifestyles, most households do not employ servants and families spend much time in the kitchen. Whether it is preparing a meal together with your friends or family, or whether you are engaging in a craft project or homework with the kids, the kitchen is most definitely the heart of the home. We entertain much more informally today, and so, when having guests to our homes everyone gathers in the same living space during meal preparation. An open concept for the family room/kitchen is a much sought after remodel for many homeowners.
Owings Brothers has a great deal of experience with kitchen additions and just about any other kind of addition. Take a look at just a few of our award winning projects…