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Quick Tips from Smart Reno for Your Home Extension Project

Before starting any type of home improvement, you should sit down and define your needs. Planning a home extension is certainly no exception to this rule of thumb. Setting a clear understanding of the scale and scope of your project will save you headaches, time, and money. Surviving a home extension means staying focused; If you want to add a home office or a living room, focus on that and avoid getting distracted by any emergent problems and opportunities.

If you are planning structural changes to your home, such as removing walls or adding a second storey, it's absolutely crucial that you contract the services of an architect or structural engineer to ensure the structural integrity of your ambitions.

How Much does a Home Extension Project Cost?

The cost of extension work depends entirely on the unique circumstances of your original house. For exact estimates, please request a free quote from experienced contractors right here on Smart Reno Express. If you're looking for a ballpark estimate, expect prices to bear similarity to the following approximation:

Average National Cost of Building a Home Extension: $40,000

This can realistically halve to as much as double depending on the complexity of work, the type of addition you'd like, and what your current home and property can physically accommodate.

How to Keep Costs Low on your Home Extension Project

There are some ways to keep the extension cost down for building work. One is to keep it simple. Extra living space in the form of a living room or dining area does not require any special equipment or expensive extras to serve as a genuine enhancement to your total available living space. If you're considering a kitchen extension, you should compare the home extension costs with that of working towards a new kitchen in your current kitchen space.

Additionally, and somewhat counter-intuitively, adding a second storey is typically more cost effective than adding a floor-level rear extension, assuming no major work needs to be done to your foundation to support the added weight of a second storey. Lumber is cheaper than excavation, cement, and extra complications like damp proofing.

Also, consider that the national average return on investment for building projects of this sort is around 60%. It might also be worth considering the relative price of moving to a new house that accommodates your desire for increased space.

Home Extension Pitfalls to Avoid

Any home addition, including a single storey extension, could be affected by your municipality's building regulations and planning permissions. You will want to work with a contractor who understands permitted development rights to avoid triggering any unforeseen costs in dealing with your local authority.

Recent home addition projects

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Home Extension

Floating foundation drive through garage with 3 bedrooms and bathroom above garage 12x40 addition tied to the existing cottage.

first step need an architect, does not have any permits. read more →

Churchill
0 interested business
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Addition to main floor and basement

property type: Single House
expected date: Quickly
owner: Yes
type of project: Improvement/Embellishment
project description: Addition to main floor and basement each 208 sqfeet and basement renov... read more →

Waterloo
0 interested business
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Home Extension

Need plans for the addition of a vestibule that would extend a raised ranch style house by roughly 6feet x 8feet. Plans necessary for city permit and contractor estimates. read more →

Laval
1 interested business
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Home addition

property type: Twin House
service required: heritage
expected date: within 2 months
owner: Yes
type of project: Improvement/Embellishment
project description: to enlarge two rooms
other free ser... read more →

Rockland
0 interested business
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Home Extension

I want to add an extension to my house, a entry mud room. I need design and construction. I would like to receive a quotation first.

Laval
1 interested business
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Home addition

Category: Home Addition
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing, Electricity, Extra Story, Heating / Cooling
What's the size of the ... read more →

Calgary
0 interested business
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Home Addition

Category: Home Addition
What type of addition are you planning?: Story Extension
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing... read more →

Kemptville
1 interested business
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Home addition

city: ottawa
property type: Single House

expected date: within 6 months
owner: Yes
type of project: Improvement/Embellishment
project description: addition to the main floor and the first floor... read more →

Ottawa
0 interested business
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Architect for home remodel design

Type of project: Improvement/Embellishment
project description: Looking for design professional fluent in 'Green' renovations. I want to gut and remodel my home with energy efficiency and update all ... read more →

Saint-Catharines
0 interested business
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Ground Level Extension

Category: Home Addition
What type of addition are you planning?: Ground Level Extension
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing, Ele... read more →

Laval
0 interested business
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Create second floor

city: Welland
property type: Single House
expected date: within 6 months
owner: Yes
type of project: Improvement/Embellishment
project description: Raise roof to create second floor and add on 15... read more →

Welland
1 interested business
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Extending my house

Hi,

I'm looking to get some info and pricing on possibly extending my house in Brossard.

Brossard
1 interested business
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Convert patio into sunroom

Convert existing patio into a sunroom

Hamilton
2 interested businesses
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Home Extension

I have a house that was built in 2010, we are planning to extend the main floor and the second floor further from the from yard. we are estimating a total of 740 sq feet to be added with the extension... read more →

Brossard
1 interested business
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Garage with a loft

Category: Home Addition
What type of addition are you planning?: Detached Garage
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing... read more →

Winnipeg
0 interested business

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