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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 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?: Interior Finishing
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Winnipeg
0 interested business
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Ground Level Extension

Ground Level Extension
Laundry powder room on main floor level with crawl space

For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Electricity, Plu... read more →

Simcoe
1 interested business
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Ground Level Extension

Ground Level Extension with basement and if town allow it a second floor

What's the size of the area to be added?: 288 ft2
Do you have plans for this project?: No
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Nepean
1 interested business
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Home Addition

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?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Fi... read more →

Winnipeg
0 interested business
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Detached Garage

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
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Edmonton
1 interested business
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Home Extension

Extension in backyard with kitchen renovation

Laval
4 interested businesses
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Home Addition

Category: Home Addition
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing, Electricity, Plumbing, Bathroom
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Thorold
0 interested business
Ground Level Extension - Photo #1

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?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Fi... read more →

Orléans
2 interested businesses
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Sunroom

Sunroom
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing, Electricity, Heating / Cooling
What's the size of the area to be added?... read more →

Surrey
0 interested business
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Home Addition

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

Calgary
0 interested business
Home Extension - Photo #1

Home Extension

Bonjour,
Nous sommes présentement à la recherche des entreprises pour rénover un 4 plex de 2 étages et construire un nouvel étage et également agrandir le sous-sol dans un projet résidentiel.
Si vou... read more →

Mount royal
8 interested businesses
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Home Addition

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?: Kitchen
What's the size of the area to be ... read more →

Oshawa
7 interested businesses
Ground Level Extension - Photo #1

Ground Level Extension

Ground Level Extension
For this addition project, what type of work are you looking for?: Foundation, Exterior Finishing, Interior Finishing, Electricity, Plumbing, Kitchen, Bathroom, Heating / Cooli... read more →

Greenfield Park
5 interested businesses
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Attached garage

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

Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac
4 interested businesses
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Home addition

Changing the pitch of the roof and adding an addition

Toronto
17 interested businesses

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