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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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Install 4 season sunroom

Looking to price out 4 season room on my roof top deck. Flooring is already installed. Looking to price out 300sqf from glass.
Do you have plans for this project?: Yes
Do you have permits for this p... read more →

Edmonton
0 interested business
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Ground Level Extension

I'm in the planning phase for home addition and would like to work with someone who can provide all the services from design all the way through construction.
I'm looking to add 2 bedrooms and a bat... read more →

Newcastle
0 interested business
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Home extension

Looking to have a 7 foot extension to our existing bedroom. It is a bungalow, the extension will not include a basement.
Expected date: not decided yet
Owner: Yes read more →

Carleton Place
0 interested business
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Sunroom

Property type: Single Family Home
Expected date: Within 1 Month
Owner: Yes
Project description: sunroom

Niagara Falls
0 interested business
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Home extension & convert garage

Extend the front part of the house and convert garage (20x25) to living area (living room + bedroom + bathroom)

Expected date: within 6 months
Owner: Yes
Budget: 50 000 - 100 000 $
When is the b... read more →

Lefaivre
1 interested business
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Subdivions of lots

Subdivision of one lot into two lots

Edmonton
2 interested businesses
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Home extension

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

Saint-Laurent
2 interested businesses
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Extension de maison

Add a 17x23 room in the back of the house.
What type of addition are you planning?: Ground Level Extension
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Fin... read more →

Anjou
1 interested business
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Dug out foundation

Foundation needs to be dug out to give 8 ft clearance. Also to sustain structure. This is an attached 100 year old duplex in Montreal.

Current Basement Status: Unfinished
Basement Size: 800-1,200... read more →

Montreal
0 interested business
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Cottage looking for extension

Cottage in Nanticoke. 3 season cottage want an Addition with basement and water pump with furnace

Expected date: within 6 months
Owner: Yes read more →

Nanticoke
0 interested business
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Home extension + renovate first floor

Full first floor renovation including an extension to the house. New kitchen, new water closet.
Important information:
- we are awaiting the final extension plan from the architect. It is likely go... read more →

Rosemère
3 interested businesses
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Home extension + new garage

Making added space both up and down. Also adding a one and half car garage.

Expected date: more than 6 months
Owner: Yes

Napanee
0 interested business
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Ajout d'une chambre en haut du garage

- Ajouter une chambre dans le haut du plafond cathedrale du garage

Laval
3 interested businesses
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New home extension

We want to attach a new living space to the main building and the extra living space / garage will be built on the existing driveway.

We would like to start preparing the project asap and we do nee... read more →

Greenfield Park
1 interested business
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Create a new living area in home extension

We are going to attach a living area (sort of garage) to the existing house and hopefully the construction starts in the spring 2021.

Greenfield Park
1 interested business

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