If you are adding on to your property and you want the addition to look like it was there originally when the house was built, there are some things that you have to take into consideration. Having a house with an addition that doesn't look right can devalue the home, even though you are adding square footage to the property. The addition has to be done right. Here are some of the things that you can do to make sure that the addition blends in with the rest of the house.
Reside the Property
If you can't get the siding that is already on the property, or if the new just doesn't match the existing siding, you want to invest the money to reside the entire home. This way the siding all matches perfectly and attention won't be drawn to the area of the house that was added on, and new siding is a great investment to make your property updated to look newer and nicer.
Do a Truss Roof
Don't put a flat roof on the area where the addition is because you aren't putting anything above it, or because you want to save money. If you want the area to look like the rest of the house you want to have a roofing company, like Campbell Truss Company Inc, build a truss style roof with an angle, and then put the same type of shingles on that area that are on the rest of the home so it blends.
If you have a row of bushes or plants that go to the area where the original design of the house ends, make sure that you take the greenery all the way to the end of the addition. This way people's eyes don't stop at the end of the old area and the beginning of the new addition, and often mixing in greenery can help blend the addition.
These are just some of the things that you will want to do to make sure that you don't notice there was an addition added on your property when people drive by or walk up to the property. There are a lot of different ways that you can save money, but you don't want to skimp when it comes to having the siding match all the way around the house, putting a proper roof on the addition, or helping to improve your landscaping to blend the addition.