If you love where you live but are looking to upgrade your home, a BlueKey home addition may be the choice for you! There are numerous ways to use additions to breathe new life into your existing home and at BlueKey, our experts are here to help every step of the way.

Your home deserves to grow with you and your family, and home additions are a great way to make a big change without a big disruption to your lifestyle.

Now, more than ever, we are spending more time in our homes so whether you’re simply looking to expand your living space, are in need of some extra bedrooms or want to create the ideal work from home office or gym set up, a home addition can give you that extra space that can make all the difference.


When it comes to home additions, the options are limitless. Depending on the style of your existing home, paired with your needs and wants, BlueKey will put together an addition plan that will integrate seamlessly with your home while adding that much-needed new space. So, what type of addition is right for you? We’ve put together some of the most common home additions that could be the perfect fit!

Lateral Expansion:
Lateral expansions are used to extend the home sideways, using a bump out or full addition approach. A lateral expansion is a great fit for most homes, being the ideal option if you are looking to add on a garage, sunroom, extra bedrooms, or additional living space. The beauty of a lateral expansion is that it is non-disruptive and in most cases, the client can live in their home while the addition is being executed. Less disruption equals less stress which equals happy clients!

Rear House Extension:
Do you have unused backyard space that could be put to better use? If so, building back off your existing home with a rear house entension could be your best bet. There are some limitations with this approach, and a couple of different options including expanding your home on piers or expanding the entire foundation, however, rear house additions are a great option if you’re looking to add on a sunroom or family room that prioritizes privacy and has a view of the backyard.

Top Up Addition:
If you’re looking to add another story to your home, a top up addition is the choice for you. This is a large-scale renovation and although it is often a longer and more disruptive process than lateral or rear extensions, the reward of an entirely new floor of usable space is well worth it. Top up additions are most often used for those looking to increase their bedroom and bathroom count or as a way to add a second living space for expanding families. If you’re looking for a less intrusive top up addition, many people choose to expand over their garage which is a great option if an additional bedroom or office space is on the wish list.


When you hire BlueKey to execute your home addition project, you are hiring a team that is committed to providing a quality experience built on the foundations of communication, mutual respect, and years in the industry mastering our craft. It is our goal to create your dream home without being a hindrance to your everyday lifestyle and habits and given that many of our addition projects are conducted while our clients are still living in their homes this is of the utmost importance to us.

Many of our clients wonder exactly what a home addition project looks like and the answer to that varies dramatically from home to home. Our initial steps are to sit down with the client and fully understand the scope of the project, explore their needs and wants, and then brainstorm the best addition strategy to meet their goals. In the early stages, we will analyze the lot size and existing house to judge what type of addition is possible with the current property and infrastructure.

Although home additions are on a smaller scale than a full home build, they take intricate planning and multiple evaluations to ensure that the addition has the proper support and will remain congruent with the rest of the home. In the case of top up additions, the existing home must often be modified to accommodate for the new, and heavy, level above and this is something that must be well thought out and engineered during the planning phase. Our team of builders and designers work closely to ensure that all the moving parts are in harmony with each other thus preventing the risk of obstacles down the line.

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