Create more space with an addition

If your home is starting to feel a little cramped but you hate the idea of starting from scratch, consider adding onto your existing home.

In the case of this 2730sf home in Cheyenne, WY, the homeowners have quickly outgrown the space with 4 children and a large extended family. The public spaces were too small and separated from each other, leaving a cramped and claustrophobic feeling. The family desired a space that was more open, allowed for large family gatherings, had indoor space for all the kids to go off and play, and provided additional bedrooms. They wanted to avoid building new because they'd put so much into their existing property including mature landscaping, a beautiful water feature, and a large shop to run the family landscaping business from.

King Engineering worked with the homeowners and GJ Gardner Homes of Cheyenne, to design over 3,000 additional square feet by extending the home into the the current space in front of the garage occupied by the driveway with a new Great Room. The new space will boast a 17' vaulted ceiling and two-sided fireplace. The garage will be converted into a new guest bedroom suite and large laundry & mudroom. The home renovations will also showcase a huge 23' x 31' fully open play loft above the existing garage will extend out into the new Great Room to create a formal Dining Room alcove below. The basement under the new addition will be partially open allowing for a theatre room and the remainder will have two additional bedrooms.

King Engineering measured the entire existing home and built two versions of a 3D model. An accurate "before" model, and an "after" model built exactly to scale with the construction drawings. At various stages during design, a virtual tour of the model was made available to the homeowners and contractor to accompany the in-progress construction drawings.

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