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Addition remodels add space and value to your home

Keith Trembley Home Solutions is an experienced builder of new homes as well as an experienced remodeler. These are not the same disciplines and use different approaches and techniques. But there is one area of home construction that crosses both disciplines: an addition.

An addition is a hybrid that joins a totally new home structure to an existing one. When done properly, a passer-by shouldn't be able to tell where the new began and the old left off. The new addition should be a seamless integration of the two.

Using a design/build approach, or working directly with a homeowner's architect, Keith Trembley  integrates the addition into the existing home's floor plan and structure. The added space can change the traffic flow of the older space, and so, sometimes, the older space needs changes also. A hybrid project needs a contractor with the skill sets of a custom home builder and an experienced remodeler. In Maine, that contractor is Keith Trembley.

Adding space in the form of an addition is a popular remodel. Home additions come in two varieties: those that go up, and those that go out. When space, lot size, zoning restrictions, and cost are an issue, or when it's an aesthetic choice, a second or even a third story addition is just what the doctor ordered.

When you are not limited to your home's current foot print, when you can extend the perimeter of your home outside the space it now occupies without violating zoning and setback restrictions, then adding out is definitely the addition for you. Regardless whether you need an addition for a family room, new master suite, an in-law suite, a home office, or an extra bathroom, increasing your home's size also adds value to your home.

It is our pleasure to help you work your way through all the planning, zoning and setback requirements, budget considerations, and other decisions an addition requires. Here is a list of preliminary questions for you to consider and discuss with us during the early planning stages:

  • What's our purpose for having an addition?
  • Do we want (need) to go up or out?
  • What are the architectural considerations?
  • How much additional space do we require to suit our family's needs?
  • Will steps be a problem for any of our normal family members?
  • Will our addition inconvenience our neighbors?
  • Should we add a fireplace to the addition?
  • How might we maximize the available natural light?
  • What kind of windows will we want to include?
  • How will the addition work into our current traffic pattern?
  • Do we want tile, wood, or carpeting on our floor?
  • Is there a particular style we'd like to achieve?
  • How much are we willing to invest to have the added space?

These are all important questions. Once you have considered them, the next step is a discussion about your wants and needs with a Keith Trembley professional. We will help you with zoning and setback requirements, and our experience will help you with the multitude of other decisions facing you. Our only wish is to help you create the addition you want within a budget you are comfortable.


Additions: A Design Build Approach

Some describe it as the answer to a homeowner's or business owner's prayer. Others describe it as a savings of time and money. Keith Trembley describes is as "plain common sense."

Design/build is a process where an entire remodeling project—from the initial design concepts, drawings and budgets to permits, regulations and zoning laws to actual construction and final walk through—are organized and performed by a single entity, a single point of contact, a single point of responsibility. That single point is Keith Trembley Builder Inc.

The efficiency of this process allows for tight control of costs; management of the construction schedule; and a quick turn-around between design, construction and completion.

Design/build prevents remodeling horror stories. When Keith Trembley Builder takes on a project, senior staff oversees the entire process, ensuring a homeowner or business that the project will be delivered on time and on budget. Design/build makes sense.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and your staff of all the help we received in the restoration of our home...The professionalism, along with such compassion and understanding they gave to us, really helped at such a traumatic time. - George & Wanda Grenier