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House Additions

Project Spotlight: North York House Addition & Renovation

Project Spotlight: North York House Addition House additions are one of our specialties at Inspire Homes, but we do more than merely raise roofs and expand foundations. With each project, our goal is to uncover problem areas or ineffective spaces in our clients’ homes and find ways to enhance the longevity, functionality and overall aesthetic.…

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

Q & A: You Ask. We Answer. This month we answer a question from a homeowner in North York “Can we build a 3rd floor on our existing home?” Two key things with a 3rd storey addition are structure and zoning. Zoning The City of Toronto regulates the location and size of a building on…

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6 House Addition Trends for 2019

6 House Addition Trends for 2019 The modern home is always evolving as demographics shift and the needs of today’s families change. And one of the best ways to examine the progression of what “home” means to Canadians is by looking into home addition trends. In recent years, we’ve noticed a shift in our clientele.…

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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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