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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 + Finish Basement

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, Electricity, Plumbing, Extra Story,... read more →

Pointe-Claire
2 interested businesses
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Home Extension

I want to extend my linked home (only a garage wall attached) into the backyard. I would like to know how much would it cost?

Brampton
11 interested businesses
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600 sq/ft addition

I would like to add an approximate 600 sq/ft addition to our current 1000 sq/ft bungalow.

Cambridge
1 interested business
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Home Extension

I want to add 2 rooms and a washroom to my house as an extension 100 sq ft to be added
I will get permits from the city shortly.

Oshawa
2 interested businesses
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Home Extension

What type of addition are you planning?: Attached Garage, Sunroom, Other
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing, Electri... read more →

Nepean
0 interested business
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Home Extension

Call to make bedroom extension on top of garage.

Brampton
9 interested businesses
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Home Extension

Add a room on the upper level
we do not have any Drawings of the proposed extension.
I do not have the measurement but it will end up being an L shaped room
We did not speak with the Engineering fi... read more →

Calgary
0 interested business
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Home extension, additional room and expand the e...

To put additional room and expand the existing rooms

Winnipeg
1 interested business
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Home Extension

Add 14' to back of the house to include a new bigger bath, main floor laundry room, open concept kitchen/living room/dining room by removing some walls, and adding support beam.

Build current sec... read more →

Brantford
1 interested business
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Home Extension

The veranda on the side of my house was built a really long time ago and had also been neglected for decades. The structure is rotten and the whole thing needs to be replaced. I would like to have it ... read more →

Lachute
1 interested business
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Second Floor Addition

I am planning to have an addition to my current residential bungalow property, to make it a 2 storey.

Edmonton
1 interested business
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Home addition + Main floor remodel

Looking to remove a load-bearing wall to open kitchen. Kitchen remodel as well as an addition on top of the garage in order to have a master and ensuite bathroom. New staircase. Flooring throughout. ... read more →

Brampton
10 interested businesses
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Home Extension

Adding a level to our home making it a 5 level back split

London
0 interested business
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Enlarge Living room

Enlargement of the living area by 5 ft x 10 ft extension.

Edmonton
1 interested business
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Addition of second-story/dormers

Addition of second-story/dormers --currently small bedrooms and bathroom in attic space with 7-foot ceilings-- enlarge to three bedrooms and bath read more →

Hamilton
2 interested businesses

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