Expanding Horizons: Adding an Addition to Your Older Home with Roeser Home Remodeling

by | Apr 1, 2024 | Home Remodeling

 Roeser Home Remodeling Adding an Addition to Your Older Home

Like humans, houses have their own personalities. And when they’re maintained, age only makes them more interesting. This is why we love them so. However, because life was once simpler than it is now, older homes often come with limited space that poses challenges for modern homeowners. If you find your older home feeling cramped or lacking essential features, it might be time to consider an addition. Adding an addition to your older home is a fantastic way to preserve its historical charm while enhancing its functionality, comfort, and value. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of adding an addition to older homes and share valuable insights for homeowners considering whether to add an addition do their older home.

The Advantages of Adding an Addition to Your Older Home

Increased Living Space

The most visible benefit of adding an addition to your older home is the significant increase in living space. This extra room can be used to accommodate a growing family, create a dedicated home office, expand your kitchen or dining area, or even add a luxurious master suite. With a well-designed addition, you can tailor your home to meet your needs without the hassle of relocating.

Enhanced Functionality

Older homes often have layouts that were practical in their time but may not suit modern lifestyles. Adding an addition allows you to reconfigure your home’s layout to enhance functionality. You can create an open-concept living space, add more bathrooms, install a laundry room on the main floor, or design a dream kitchen with all the features you desire. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and budget.

Increased Property Value

Adding an addition to your older home can significantly increase its resale value. When done properly, an addition will make your home more appealing to potential buyers, as it offers the space and features that many modern families crave. It’s an investment that not only improves your quality of life but also pays dividends if you decide to sell your home in the future.

Maintaining the Home’s Character

Many homeowners worry that adding an addition will compromise the historical charm of their older home. However, with the right design and materials, you can seamlessly blend the old with the new. A skilled remodeling contractor can ensure that the addition complements the existing architecture, preserving the unique character of your home. Roeser Home Remodeling excels at creating additions that blend seamlessly in with the original structure.

Energy Efficiency

Older homes may not meet modern energy efficiency standards, resulting in higher utility bills and reduced comfort. When you add an addition, you have the opportunity to upgrade insulation, windows, and HVAC systems to improve energy efficiency. When we talk to you about your addition, we will bring this up and discuss ways to help you save money. This will not only help lower your utility costs but also makes your home more comfortable year-round.


Adding an addition to your older home allows for complete customization. You have the freedom to design the space to suit your unique preferences and needs. Whether you want a sunroom with large windows to enjoy natural light or a cozy library with built-in bookshelves, your addition can reflect your personality and lifestyle.

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Types of Additions for Older Homes

Before embarking on an addition project, it’s essential to determine the type of addition that best suits your needs and the constraints of your property. Here are some common types of additions for older homes:

  • Bump-Outs: Bump-outs are small additions that expand a room’s footprint slightly. They are an excellent choice if you need a bit more space in an existing room, such as a kitchen or bathroom.
  • Sunrooms: Sunrooms are versatile additions that allow you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while staying protected from the elements. They are perfect for relaxation, entertaining, or as a cozy reading nook.
  • Master Suite Additions: Adding a master suite can be a game-changer for homeowners who want a private retreat. This type of addition typically includes a spacious bedroom, walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom.
  • Family Room Additions: If you need more space for family gatherings and leisure activities, a family room addition can be an ideal solution. It can serve as a comfortable entertainment hub for your household.
  • Second-Story Additions: When you have limited space on your property, a second-story addition can double your living space without expanding your home’s footprint. This is a significant undertaking, but can be well worth it for growing families.
  • Kitchen Extensions: Kitchen extensions are popular for homeowners who want to create a larger and more functional kitchen. This type of addition can accommodate additional cabinets, islands, and dining space.
  • Garage Additions: If your older home lacks a garage or has a small one, adding a garage can provide secure parking and extra storage space. It’s a practical addition that can also enhance your home’s curb appeal.
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Considerations for Adding an Addition to Your Older Home

Roeser will help you with most of the concerns on this list. But before beginning your addition project, here are some important considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Budget: Establish a realistic budget for your addition project, considering construction costs, design fees, permits, and potential unforeseen expenses. We are happy to talk to you about this when we meet with you, but we also suggest that you have a number in mind before you contact us.
  2. Building Codes and Permits: Roeser Home Remodeling will handle most of this for you. But it wouldn’t hurt to consult with your local municipality to understand the building codes and zoning regulations that may affect your addition. We will handle the permits.
  3. Design and Architectural Harmony: Roeser Home Remodeling has an experienced, dare we say gifted, designer and architect, who specializes in older homes. We understand how important it is to maintain the character of the home and will help create a design that complements your home’s architectural style and maintains its classic look.
  4. Foundation and Structural Integrity: We will ensure that your home’s foundation can support the new addition and that structural modifications are executed correctly.
  5. Utility Connections: Roeser’s team will help you plan for necessary utility connections, such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, to ensure that the addition integrates seamlessly with your existing systems.
  6. Environmental Impact: Consider the environmental impact of your addition and explore sustainable building practices and materials whenever possible. Roeser is working hard to work with sustainable materials and environmentally friendly practices.

Ready to Talk About Your Addition?

Adding an addition to your older home is a transformative journey that can enhance your living space, improve functionality, and boost property value. At Roeser Home Remodeling in Kirkwood, Missouri, we have the expertise and experience to guide you through this exciting process. Whether you’re dreaming of a spacious master suite, an expansive kitchen, or a cozy sunroom, our team can bring your vision to life while preserving the character and charm of your older home.

With careful planning, attention to detail, and a commitment to quality, your addition project can seamlessly integrate into your home, making it more comfortable and functional for years to come. Contact Roeser Home Remodeling today to explore the possibilities of adding an addition to your older home and embark on a journey of transformation and expansion.

Who We Are And Why You Should Love Us!

For over thirty years, Roeser Home Remodeling has been in the business of helping homeowners design closets that meet their needs and match their lifestyles. 

 The Staff at Roeser Home Remodeling brings the same expectations to every job—quality, customer satisfaction, and integrity. You will always get our best, without fail. Our goal is to make the entire process as easy as possible while still giving the client the high-quality results they deserve.

We are the recipient of several awards, including the Aging in Place Remodeling Project of the Year by the HBA of St. Louis, as well as the Best Houzz of 2020. Our Director of Design, Brandi Ward, has won several awards for her kitchen designs, and recently accepted one from ShowPlace Cabinets for her beautiful kitchen design. Brandi is an expert in creating functional kitchen layouts for families!

We are members of the Home Builders Association of St Louis, which shows our willingness to be held accountable for the quality of our work. Roeser Home Remodeling uses only the best materials, including products like Wellborn Cabinets and Showplace Cabinets. And we have an A+ rating with BBB.

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