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7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111 | 858-248-9711

The Williams

The Williams

Front bump out in Santee

The Williams have a large blended family and often entertain. When their mother was getting older, they decided the best option would be to move her to the family home. Grandma could no longer maintain her own residence but certainly didn’t require assisted living. They built her a master bedroom suit that extended into the front yard. This way she was able to maintain some privacy and independence but still enjoy the company of her family. The master bedroom includes a wet bar area so she can heat up a cup of coffee or a quick bite to eat without bothering the rest of the family.

A home for the golden years

We built the suite with an eye towards the aging process. Doors were built a little wider and a curbless shower makes it easy to bathe without having to step into the typical shower/bath combo. While the house is not formally certified by the ADA, it does anticipate the loss of mobility that some people experience as they grow older.

Integrating the old and the new

Ritz Design Build crafted a lovely suite that included a bedroom, lounge area, and bathroom. When we build in the front of a home, we are particularly carefully of curb appeal. Our approach is to make the addition look like it was part of the original construction. We do this by:

  • Matching elements –  If a house has casement windows, for example, oversized crown moldings or wide plank floors, we try to repeat those design elements in the new addition. We also try to match finish materials including siding, roofing, and trim.
  • Making it simple – If we can’t match details perfectly, we make the details on the addition a little simpler and then unite through use of color or similar materials
  • Heading for the corner – If two different siding materials are used, we try to make the transitions happen at a corner for less visual impact.

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7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Suite K
San Diego, CA 92111

phone: (858) 248-9711


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