Before the project
Architectural style: Half-hip roof
The owners of this house would like to expand. How can this be done efficiently, while improving the overall look of the façade?
Several constraints must be considered in this case: The septic tank is to the right of the house; the addition should add as much space as possible and be bright; and it should be harmoniously integrated to the rest of the house.
SARP Renovation Method
Adding on to a house can considerably change its proportions. It is therefore recommended to add on to the rear of the house. Any frontal construction would require alterations to the façade, either to the right or to the left of the front door.
By placing the addition to the rear of the house, frontal harmony is preserved. It is even possible to renew with the original style by enlarging the doors and windows, as well as the porch, while respecting the original symmetry.
If it is impossible to add on to the rear of the house, the following are a few basic principles that can lead to successful results on one or the other side of the house.
Otherwise, the façade is out of proportion:
By setting back the addition, the original façade of the house can be preserved:
If possible, avoid building an addition that is too large, too wide or too high, either to the side or the rear of the house. The added façade should not exceed one-third to one-half the width of the original façade.
A construction that is too high results in an unbalanced roof line:
If it is too wide, the overall look is disproportionate:
The addition should be in harmony with the original architectural style of the house, using the same materials:
The renovations yielded some noteworthy improvements: Added space, the addition of a window for more sunlight, and a better integration of the porch.