You may currently enjoy everything about your existing house in Toronto – its location, proximity to your work, great schools and stores in the neighborhood. However, your family may seem to have grown out of it over the years. Building a house addition is the perfect solution in this case.
Perhaps your family has grown or your teenagers need that extra space. Maybe you want a bigger family room to accommodate more guests. How about an expanded kitchen? An extra bedroom? An entirely new floor? If your house and land allows for it, you might as well take advantage of some additional space.
Whenever we speak to our clients about upgrades and renovations, we often find that they think small and do not realize the full potential of their house. House additions open up many possibilities that you may not have even thought of.
Home additions done right.
House additions utilize extra space or land in order to offer you a comfortable living space. And adding just the space you need where you want takes proper planning.
Kitchen Additions: Kitchens are the most often used spaces in our houses, and there is never enough room to fit everything you need. Luckily, kitchens are often located in the back of the house, allowing for building additions to extend to the backyard.
Adding Living Space Over a Garage – 2-car garages offer the perfect amount of room to build an extra bedroom or family room over it. Of course, you will have to add foundation and rebuild your garage space, but the new spacious quarters and the roominess to your home will definitely be worth it.
House Extensions – If you have the space around your house, you can build an extension expanding your home’s ground floor perimeter. The new space is versatile and could serve any purpose you want.
Building a Second Floor – Bungalows have their charm – everything is nice and close by and there is no need to run up and down the stairs. However, it does come at a cost- very tight space. Adding a second floor will allow you to accommodate bedrooms, leaving the first floor just for the kitchen, dining room and family room.
Things to think about when you are planning a house addition
House additions are complex construction projects which requires an experienced residential renovations contractor. They must be planned and designed by a professional architect and a blueprint must be approved by a structural engineer. Moreover, the new addition must be built according to the building code. This ensures that the foundation and walls of your home will be able to handle your newly added structure.
Here are some things to think about when planning your house addition:
Is there adequate connection to the old part of your home?
Building your addition also brings on the challenge of connecting your old and new space correctly. This could include removing a wall, building a corridor, or in some cases, building a staircase.
Do you have a harmoniously integrated exterior?
Your new addition should not look it is an added part of your home. You should choose the right materials and styling to ensure that your new and old exteriors compliment each other.
Will you be adding a washroom or powder room?
This is something you must think about when adding an entirely new floor to your home. You also must remember that washrooms can only be added where the house plumbing system allows it to.
Well-built house additions will not only add desired living space, but will also add to your house value and curb appeal. If you are thinking of building an addition to your house – talk to us experienced professionals at Bost Construction to learn about all of the possibilities.