Ways To Disguise A Bump-Out Addition From The Outside

Posted on: 19 March 2018


A bump-out addition is a worthwhile way to add extra space to the interior of your home in a room of your choice. Additions of this type can be small — sometimes, just a handful of square feet may be needed — and can thus be cost effective. One of the challenges that you'll face is dealing with the look of the addition from the exterior. The nature of the bump-out addition means that it protrudes from the side of your home, and you may not want this spot to draw attention. Here are some ways that you can disguise the bump-out addition from the outside.

Plant A Hedge

There are many pluses to adding more vegetation in your yard, and a series of trees that will make up a hedge can be an effective way to disguise your bump-out addition. Perhaps the addition comes out of the side of your house and you don't want it to be visible from the street or the sidewalk. A hedge planted along the edge of your property that cuts in toward the house between the bump-out addition and the street can completely conceal the addition.

Build A Garden

Perhaps you like the look of your bump-out addition from the exterior, but you just don't want it to be a focal point in your yard. An effective way to deal with this situation is to build a small garden at the base of the addition. Turning over the grass and adding topsoil, and then planting some colorful flowers or opting for vegetables and herbs, can transform this space and make the addition more of a backdrop than a focal point. Even if the plants that you add aren't tall, their colorful and vibrant nature will draw peoples' attention.

Grow Some Vines

If you like the look of vines climbing the exterior of your home, planting some at the base of the bump-out addition and training them up the new part of your home can add visual appeal and not make the addition appear so visible. There are many different types of vines to consider; ivy, in particular, can pair well with a brick addition. If you take this approach, you'll need to be patient. While ivy climbs quicker than you might expect, it won't give you to look that you want overnight.

Talk to a building contractor, like those found at CWC Construction, about other ideas for your bump-out addition.