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Home additions open a world of possibilities: two-car garages, four-season sunrooms, granny suites, and more! They allow you to accommodate major life changes without having to move out of your neighbourhood. Learn which investment is best suited for you based on your needs and budget.

Browse our articles to find the latest home addition trends, renovation costs, and so much more. And, if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our home addition projects, completed by our 53-point Verified Contractors.

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Building a House Addition: Planning, Costs, and Ideas

Details | Building a house addition Sometimes it’s the smallest details that make all the difference. If you’re someone who loves adding finishing touches, then this is the part of ...

Published on:
September 6, 2022
28 min read
Amber Van Wort
Writer
Building a House Addition: Planning, Costs, and Ideas
2022 Home Addition Costs | Montreal vs Toronto
Published on:
February 2, 2021
11 min read
2022 Home Addition Costs | Montreal vs Toronto

While a home addition may be the best decision you make for your home, there are several factors to consider. There are also some measures you can take to prepare ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Sunroom Addition Cost in 2022 | Toronto & Montreal
Published on:
January 2, 2021
5 min read
Sunroom Addition Cost in 2022 | Toronto & Montreal

A sunroom addition, also called a solarium, is a four-season room with lots of windows. It's usually attached to the house and accessible from inside. It’s designed to function as ...

Andrew Collins
360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
How Much Does It Cost to Add a Garage to Your Home in 2022?
Published on:
January 2, 2021
6 min read
How Much Does It Cost to Add a Garage to Your Home in 2022?

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Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Renovate or Move: Reasons to Build a House Addition
Published on:
July 30, 2020
5 min read
Renovate or Move: Reasons to Build a House Addition

Your teenager needs more privacy, you need a dedicated home office, your partner(s) are moving in, you're expecting a child... whatever the reason, you need more space and you're not ...

Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
5 Reasons to Build a Home Addition
Published on:
February 13, 2020
4 min read
5 Reasons to Build a Home Addition

From indoor plant rooms on Instagram to home offices on the covers of décor magazines, it's easy to find yourself dreaming of extending a house. Maybe you've taken an extra ...

Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
The Complete Guide to Your Toronto Home Addition
Published on:
July 19, 2019
9 min read
The Complete Guide to Your Toronto Home Addition

Running out of space at home? With Toronto real estate pricing increasing rather quickly, moving into a different home might not be the most economical option. With a home addition, ...

Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Adding a Second Storey: All There Is To Know
Published on:
April 17, 2019
7 min read
Adding a Second Storey: All There Is To Know

Has your home become too small since you purchased it? Have your needs and budget evolved since? Well, if you love where you live, but are just tight on space, ...

Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building an Addition or Extending a House
Published on:
January 17, 2019
3 min read
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building an Addition or Extending a House

Whether your in-laws have taken over the guest bedroom, or you need space for a home office, chances are that building a home addition or extending a house has crossed ...

Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
The 3 Most Common Types of Home Additions
Published on:
December 28, 2018
4 min read
The 3 Most Common Types of Home Additions

If your home is lacking space, but you aren't looking to move, a home extension might be the right alternative for you. We've put together an overview of the three most ...

Francis Guertin
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
Getting a Carport: Steps & Price Ranges
Published on:
November 27, 2018
3 min read
Getting a Carport: Steps & Price Ranges

From November to April, it's pretty much car shelter season. Seeing all these white plastic car shelters sprout on many driveways isn't so appealing. They certainly do not provide any extra ...

Melissa Thibeault
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Home Addition
Published on:
November 26, 2018
4 min read
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Home Addition

Planning a home addition project can be quite a challenge. Whether you're planning on adding a second storey, a lateral extension, a bump out, adding a garage, or even putting ...

Trecy Martel
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
7 Steps for Successful Home Addition Plans
Published on:
November 6, 2018
5 min read
7 Steps for Successful Home Addition Plans

If you need a bigger home but don’t want to leave your neighbourhood, chances are you’ve been looking at home addition plans. Bump-outs, double garages, additional storeys, solariums… There are ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Home Addition Builders in Toronto & Montreal
Published on:
August 15, 2017
2 min read
Home Addition Builders in Toronto & Montreal

Before beginning a house extension project, there are a few things you need to do to. Once you've compiled design ideas and mood boards, it's time to take your ideas ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Cost of Adding a Second Story | Toronto & Montreal
Published on:
August 10, 2017
3 min read
Cost of Adding a Second Story | Toronto & Montreal

An overvaluation in the Toronto property market has pushed many homeowners to consider renovating their homes to meet their changing needs in lieu of moving. And when living space is a major ...

Jason Pagliuca
Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
Five Reasons to Build a Home Addition Instead of Moving
Published on:
March 6, 2017
5 min read
Five Reasons to Build a Home Addition Instead of Moving

If you need more space in your house, you have 2 options: have a home addition built, or move. But moving is not a hassle free experience and can be stressful and costly. If you like your neighbourhood, why move? You can turn your current home into your dream home by building the home addition you've always wanted!

Andrew Collins
360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance