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House Additions

Q & A: Can We Build A 3rd Floor On Our Existing Home?

Q & A: Can we build a 3rd floor on our existing home? Q&A is where we answer your renovation and house addition questions. This week’s question comes from a homeowner in North York. Two key things with a 3rd storey addition are structure and zoning. Zoning The City of Toronto regulates the location and…

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Project Spotlight: Richmond Hill Addition & Renovation

Project Spotlight: Richmond Hill House Addition Do you ever wish you could shift your home’s floorplan around to make your house work better for your family? For our clients in Richmond Hill, we did exactly that. Their existing 1960s bungalow with one bathroom featured a rather typical layout with a small kitchen and living space…

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The Ultimate Guide To Planning A House Addition Project

Now available:  The Ultimate Guide To Planning A House Addition Project.  This book combines many of the blog articles we’ve written and posted on our website, edited and condensed into an easy to read 22 page eBook.  The book answers all the big questions, from budgeting and cost, to timeframes and government approvals. Some of…

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7 Cost Effective House Addition Ideas

7 Cost Effective House Addition Ideas                                              There are two common questions that homeowners typically ask us: “What is the cost per square foot for a house addition?” and, “How can I make the most out of my renovation budget?” Nowadays, the cost of building a house addition varies from $250 per square foot to…

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Before & After: Etobicoke-Lakeshore House Addition & Remodel

Before & After: Etobicoke-Lakeshore House Addition & Remodel   Our team at Inspire Homes recently had the pleasure of completing a house addition in Etobicoke near the Lakeshore for a lovely couple with young children. Their existing two-bedroom and one-bathroom home was barely adequate for their growing family and the entire house was in dire…

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The Ideal House to Buy and Renovate

With today’s competitive real estate market and low inventory of homes, many first-time and move-up buyers are opting to purchase fixer-uppers with the intention of renovating. Not only is this an ideal way to purchase a property at the lower end of the market price, but it’s also a great way to customize the space…

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4 Ways to Transform the Exterior Façade of Your Home

The façade of your home is so much more than just the bricks, siding, windows and doors that make up the exterior of your house. The façade is the face of your home – an outward expression of your design taste and style. It’s what welcomes guests as they approach your home and causes passersby…

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Building Out: What to Consider Before Adding to Your Home

If you are in need of more living space for your family, but want to remain in your current home, then it may be time to dig down, add a house addition or build out. All three options have their pros and cons, which are unique to your home, its structure, your lot size, budget…

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Third Floor Additions: What You Need to Know

If you live in a densely populated metropolitan area like Toronto, you know that space comes at a premium.  For homeowners looking to add square footage to their existing house, the option to build out isn’t always feasible, due to smaller lot sizes and other physical restrictions. However, there is another option – and that’s…

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7 Smart Alternatives To A House Addition

Whether you are in need of additional space because your house is feeling too small, or you specifically require additional living, bedroom, bathroom or office space, the logical solution is a house addition. However, house additions come with a considerable investment – both monetarily and time-wise – and they can put a strain on your…

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