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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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Add a Kitchen Nook

I would like to add a Kitchen Nook (9x11) to my home. No basement, above grade extension.

Calgary
1 interested business
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Looking to put a small nanny suite addition on t...

Looking to put a small nanny suite addition on the side of our house, one floor. Having trouble with contractors showing up to even provide an estimate. Looking to have this done in early new year. Th... read more →

Caledonia
2 interested businesses
House renovation and addition - Photo #1

House renovation and addition

We are looking to buy a house, but only if we can renovate it to our liking. The house is as attached, our desired renovation would include adding a second story, roofing, flooring, plumbing, HVAC, el... read more →

Verdun, Montreal
2 interested businesses
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Extension, just the rough-in

i want to add addition story (around 900 sqft) to my house (split level).

Côte Saint-Luc
4 interested businesses
Bump out a wall in our dining area - Photo #1

Bump out a wall in our dining area

Looking to bump out an exterior wall to be flush with the kitchen wall in our dining area. 7 feet long by 30 inches deep. Because of the joists direction, we are thinking it is possible to cantilever ... read more →

Calgary
1 interested business
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Home extension

Home addition 10’ x 10’
Nothing crazy but the addition was started by someone else and then bailed. Subfloor is already built but walls and roof need to be framed and sheathed. Also tying into exist... read more →

Etobicoke
7 interested businesses
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Bigger closet and bigger bathroom

I have a bungalow with a master bedroom that has a very small 2 piece bathroom, which I think might have been the closet at one point. I’d like to knock the exterior wall out about 5-6 feet in to the ... read more →

Calgary
1 interested business
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House extension

Renovation for bathroom, kitchen, extension and basement, including plumbing & electrical...

Montreal
6 interested businesses
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Extension and basement walkout

This will be a 9' X 20' addition (approx) and would likes quotes and also price differences on options for going all the way down into the basement and extending the basement or just doing something l... read more →

Calgary
1 interested business
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Bungalow to make to story house

I have bungalow house , want to make 2 story. What will be the quote.
And also back yard attached garage.

Edmonton
0 interested business
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Home extension

I want a 12 by approximately 25

Simcoe
0 interested business
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Build a bonus room over our attached garage.

We’d like to build a bonus room over our attached garage.

Edmonton
0 interested business
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Add a second floor on our bungalow with kitchen ...

We would like to add a second floor on our bungalow with kitchen and bathroom. I would like quotes from contractors. thank you

Montreal
2 interested businesses
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Make my deck be an extension of my house

I want to make my deck be an extension of my house

Saint-Hubert
4 interested businesses
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Build a new sunroom to replace old one

I want to build a new sunroom to replace old one that is on a wood and concrete pile foundation added to the front of my house in the early 1990s.. I need a rough quote on an extension that is 12x20 ... read more →

Calgary
0 interested business

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