Project Spotlight: Bloor West House Addition

At 576 square feet in size, this was one of the smallest bungalows in Toronto.  As is the case with most of our projects, this was a starter home, and now the homeowners were looking for more space.  The homeowners loved their Bloor West neighbourhood and their large backyard, and were looking for a way to expand their current home .

The homeowners had a tight budget, and a modest wish list.  Their goal was to add a second floor, and hopefully add three bedrooms and a bathroom.  If the budget permitted, main floor renovations were on the wish list.

We love the challenge of working with a small space, so we investigated the possibility of squeezing three bedrooms and a bathroom into a 576 square foot second floor addition.  We concluded that by keeping room sizes modest, we could build a second storey addition with three bedrooms and a bathroom, renovate the main floor, and stay within the budget.

The homeowners agreed to our proposal, and we proceeded with design.  Two of the bedrooms are 8×10 in size, while the master bedroom is 10×15 with two large closets.  The bathroom is spacious, with light provided by a sun tunnel.

On the main floor, we removed the walls, and gave equal space to the kitchen, dining and living areas.  576 square feet  is not a large living area, but the kitchen is a vast improvement compared to what was previously there.  The main floor was entirely renovated with new flooring, drywall, and electrical.

Cement board siding was used to clad the exterior, to achieve a consistent look with the neighbourhood.  The awkward front porch roof was removed and rebuilt.

The homeowners say: “We are loving our new home!!  Thanks again for getting it done on time & with such attention to detail!”

View before and after photos of the project.