Home additions are the perfect way to get more space without the hassle of selling your home and finding a new one. A custom home addition allows you to design your new space so it meets your exact requirements, something you can’t achieve by simply moving to a larger house.
Custom Home Additions
Choosing a Contractor for Your Second Story Addition or Other Addition
Whether you’re considering an addition to the main floor to get more kitchen space, adding an entire second story to your home, increasing the size of your basement, or building a bonus room over the garage, it’s important to have an experienced team. Choose a contractor with the skills and knowledge to guide you through the process, develop comprehensive plans, and ensure the addition is structurally sound.
Make sure the contractor you choose does the due diligence to provide you with all the information you need, including conducting soil tests if those are required in your area. There’s nothing more disappointing—and costly—than having your addition sink because it has not been properly supported.
In-depth knowledge of the permit process is critical. Ensure your contractor understands what permits are required and the permit process as well as the bylaws and building codes that must be followed. The addition will also require cladding and roofing, so your contractor should know the pros and cons of using various materials in Calgary’s climate.
Add Space With a Bonus Room House Addition
Our favourite way to add more space to a home is to do a bonus room addition. This is an extension of your floor and roof system, and is done on the second story, over the garage.
A bonus room addition gives you not only new living space inside the home, but also an exterior face lift since the front façade of the home will drastically change as well. Many people choose to update the full exterior of their home at this time as part of the project to enhance its curb appeal. Although a bonus room may seem like a straightforward addition, it does require a development permit.
We Love Doing Custom Home Additions
At Dependable Renovations, we love helping people add space to their homes. It’s not just a job for us; it’s our passion. We enjoy working closely with our clients to bring their vision to life and eliminate the challenges they’re experiencing that have led them to want a home addition.
Our experienced team focuses on building strong, trusting relationships with our clients. Our clients are amazing people and we want them to have a wonderful experience from the day we first meet to the completion of their project. Contact us today to find out how we can add space to your home and enhance the comfort of your family for years to come.