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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

Home Extension - Photo #1

Home Extension

I have a semi-detached home on a 3700sf lot. The house has a basement extension that was done in 1970-1976. The extension size is about 10'x20' and was done with permit and built to support extensio... read more →

Pierrefonds
3 interested businesses
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Add a bedroom with full washroom

I want to add a bedroom with full washroom to my existing home

Ancaster
1 interested business
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Garage attaché

To build new garage attached to the house
- Capacity : 1 car
- Surface area of the new garage : Approx. 350 square feet
- I have drawings for construction
- City permit for new garage is almost re... read more →

Montreal
4 interested businesses
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Bâtir un garage

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

Rigaud
1 interested business
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Add an addition

I want to add an addition (kind of like a sunroom, but with a flat roof) to the side of my house. Around 15ft x 15ft

Mississauga
11 interested businesses
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Attached Garage

Attached Garage
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing, Electricity, Plumbing, Other
What's the size of the area to be ... read more →

Pierrefonds
3 interested businesses
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Add a 2nd story to an bungalow

Looking for a quote to add a 2nd story to an 1151sqt bungalow. I’d like a quote on the roughed in project only, framing and plumbing.

Calgary
1 interested business
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Extension to the ground floor with unfinished ba...

Extension to the ground floor with unfinished basement under. basement 200sq.ft, ground floor 200sq.ft.

For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Kitchen
What's the size o... read more →

Sainte-Geneviève
1 interested business
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Add a room to the house

I have a semi detached, i would like to see if i can extend from the existing house another 8×12 room into the back yard

Woodbridge
9 interested businesses
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Garage & suite addition

Garage & suite addition to a back split home. design & build

Kitchener
1 interested business
Extend the attic ans close the carport - Photo #1

Extend the attic ans close the carport

I want to extend the attic on top of the carport and convert it to a room.
Also I need to make a garage by closing the carport.

Brossard
1 interested business
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Home Addition

This extension is on the porch area of my house for enlarging the entrance.
Beside of this project, I need to replace 3 windows, 1 door, siding for 2nd floor, soffit & facia.
If you are interested, ... read more →

Burlington
5 interested businesses
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Build up and add 2 bedrooms

I would like to get a quote to build up and add 2 bedrooms to a 1 bedroom bungalow.

Hamilton
2 interested businesses
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Extend the rooms up to the main floor level and ...

I wants to extend the rooms up to the main floor level and also Change the front look of the house add bathroom in the bed room and also add a balcony on the top of the garage and update the bathroom ... read more →

Dollard-des-Ormeaux
0 interested business
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Adding a garage to current house

Would like to see about adding a garage to current house wit a bedroom above

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
0 interested business

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