Got No Space but Don’t Want to Move?
We run into a common scenario with our customers: they love their homes but need more space. Maybe they have a new kid on the way, a parent moved in, or they have too many cars.
For whatever reason, they’re in love with their current home in Ottawa, and they don’t want to move.
Yet, they need more space or have their heart set on a sunroom. That’s where we come in to save the day at RenosGroup.
We can build an addition that creates a flawless blend with your existing home.
So what’s on your wish-list? Would a two-car garage enable you to stay at your current residence? Are you tired of limiting yourself to a single story? Do you need an extra bedroom for an aging parent or new addition to the family? Then it would be best if you read on to learn more about our stunning home additions.
Trust Professionals Like Us
Even for the most-skilled DIY’er, home additions are a challenge. That’s why we don’t recommend trying to handle them by yourself. The sheer labor required for something such as adding a sunroom is substantial. Plus, you’ll have to take time off work and other projects to give it your total focus.
It’s also not wise to try to renovate on your own for the sake of your health.
Renovations require putting yourself in dangerous situations, including heights, heavy lifting, and more.
You risk seriously injuring yourself by renovating as a solo project. Not only that, but you’ll be on the hook for paying the medical bills. That can spell disaster for your bank account.
Hiring experienced professionals is a must, especially for home additions. If you do a botch job or hire inexperienced contractors, you could damage your foundation. That could wind up costing tens of thousands of dollars to fix.
We’ve seen it all the time; customers want to save money, so they go with personal friends or hire a cheap service.
A few weeks/months later, they call us in a panic because their home is falling apart.
To avoid this potential disaster, save yourself some stress and hire us from the start. Our crew boasts 25 years of successful experience renovating homes in Ottawa.
We’re also licensed and insured to do what we do. You’ll never have to worry about paying for expensive repairs due to mistakes.
Our Top-Notch Home Additions in Ottawa
When it comes to adding on to your home, we can do it all at RenosGroup. The sky is the limit for what you want to do with your existing space. We can do everything from adding a two-car garage to an entire second story to your home.
It’s our goal to work based on your needs, not the other way around.
That’s why we offer free in-home consultations for every new client.
You’ll get to meet with our construction professionals for free. Spare no detail when telling us what you’d like to see from our work. We’ll take detailed measurements when we show up at your property free of charge. That will ensure the feasibility of what you want to get done with your property. Here are some of our most common home additions, but they’re by no means all that we can do.
Adding a Sunroom
If you’re the outdoorsy type, you’ll love having a sunroom. There’s nothing quite like viewing a sunrise with a hot cup of coffee and a great book in your sunroom. We can make that heavenly vision a reality at RenosGroup. Sunrooms are great if you want the best of both worlds. You can gaze upon the outdoors while staying protected from the elements. There are a few different types of sunrooms that we can design for you. These include:
- Traditional sunroom. A standard sunroom features all-glass walls and is accessible from indoors. You can think of it as a walled-in deck. We can further customize your sunroom with outdoor furniture, lighting fixtures, and more. Traditional sunrooms are not connected to your central heating and cooling system. That lends to the outdoorsy feel for those searching for an authentic experience.
- Four-season room. A four-season room is a sunroom that has heating and cooling. For this reason, you can enjoy a four-season room all year round. You won’t have to worry if it’s excessively hot or cold outside, as your room will stay at your temperature of choice.
- Attached greenhouse. Are you big into gardening? Then you need one of our greenhouse-style sunrooms. It features similar construction to a sunroom but is set up expressly for gardens. A greenhouse provides ample light, humidity, and proper temperature levels for plants.
- Screen room. A screen room is similar to a sunroom in that it’s an outdoor living area that connects inside. The primary difference is that it uses mesh-screen windows/walls instead of glass. It’s a less-expensive way to achieve a sunroom and has an old-timey feel.
Second Story Additions
Say that you’ve grown tired of living in a single-story home. Maybe your family is growing, or you would like to have more space. If that sounds like you, you should get in touch with us about adding a second story. Our team is more than capable of creating stunning second-story bedroom additions.
We can create a beautiful master bedroom retreat, complete with spacious walk-in closets. While we’re at it, why not add an en-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi?
Let us help you upgrade your master bedroom situation.
The upgraded second-story room can go to you, and your current master bedroom can be a guest room.
We can grant you that fantastic flexibility. If you’ve been working hard to save up for a few years now, why not treat yourself? You can go from a substandard bedroom to a luxury second-story master bedroom suite.
Do you have a growing family that you need to accommodate with a second floor? Then we can expand dormers to create an additional upstairs bedroom. Our talented team can design and decorate a beautiful nursery for your new baby.
Finishing the Basement
Lots of homes in Ottawa have unfinished basements. Many homeowners don’t even utilize their basement as a room in the house. Instead, it’s relegated to storage or for doing laundry. If you aren’t getting any use out of your basement, you aren’t doing yourself any favors.
Your basement is essentially a blank canvas. A talented team like ours at RenosGroup can repurpose it into just about any thing.
Beyond that, finishing your basement is just a good idea overall.
If your basement walls aren’t finished, it’s not insulated. Why’s that bad? Because air can escape from your basement freely, conversely, air from the outside can also get into your home.
That means your HVAC system has to work twice as hard to heat and cool your home.
When you get our team to finish your basement, you’ll yield a significant ROI in utility bills. Finished basements are also high on the demand lists of homebuyers.
Once we finish your basement, what you want to do with it is up to you. You can leave it as a storage hub or think bigger than that. Whenever we’re working with basements, we ask our clients to imagine what they wished their home had the most. Do you want a wine cellar, full-service bar, video game room, or a spare bedroom? If so, then your basement can transform into them all. Let us know what you want, and our team will get started making your dream room come true.
We wouldn’t be able to claim the best home additions in Ottawa if we didn’t do garages. Luckily, garage additions are an essential part of our crew’s skillset. When it comes to your garage, there are several things we can do. These include:
- Creating a two-car garage. If your vehicle collection is growing, you don’t want to store them all in the driveway. With a spacious two-car garage, we can help you keep your precious vehicles safe and sound. We’ll expand your existing garage so that you can comfortably fit another car along with storage space.
- Adding more storage space. If your garage is your primary storage hub, we can add more space just for that. Are there specific areas of your garage that you use for storage? Then we can focus our efforts on expanding those areas in particular. Our experts will scout out your garage during your free in-home consultation to determine what we can do.
- Repurposing/converting your garage. Would you rather your garage become something else? Then we’re the team for the job. Let us know what you’re thinking, and we can help you repurpose your current garage. Whether you want to add another garage or go without, it’s up to you.
Bump-Outs for Kitchens/Multiple-Room Additions
A bump-out is one of our most common ways to add on to homes in Ottawa. If you want a more spacious kitchen, we can add a bump-out on the back of your home. From there, we’ll build a contemporary kitchen with gorgeous custom cabinetry.
With our help, you won’t have to settle for a kitchen that’s too small.
You shouldn’t have to sell your home just to find a big enough kitchen for you.
Instead, we’ll work with your existing kitchen to make it just as you want it. Do you wish you had more counter space? Then we can add a custom island for you or add to your current countertops.
If your kitchen has an inconvenient layout, we can fix that through our additions.
We can rethink your entire layout with open shelving, islands, new appliances, etc. That way, you’ll have your dream kitchen without moving from your current location.
Another addition we do a lot is adding a second kitchen. Let’s say that you love to entertain guests in your sunroom at the back of the house. Your original kitchen is at the front, making it inconvenient for cooking for your guests.
We can add a second kitchen through a bump-out next to your sunroom. That way, you can easily prepare hors d’oeuvres and meals for your guests and family. We can add a grilling area too for cookouts and barbecues.
Kitchens aren’t our only use for bump-outs, though. We can also use them to add more rooms to your home. They can be bedrooms, storage rooms, bathrooms; you name it.
Do you have trouble getting around your home? Does your elderly parent have a hard time going up and down the stairs? Then you need to call on us for our mobility renovations. One of our specialties at Renos Group is to renovate for accessibility, we have lots of successful experience in the area.
We can add chair lifts, ramps, raise/lower fixtures, and so much more.
Let us add functional living spaces for your loved ones with disabilities.
Do you have a hard time getting around your home in your wheelchair? Then you can rely on us to add more space to your home. We can expand your current space or add new ones to accommodate you. Homeowners who use wheelchairs need extra space to turn around and navigate corners.
We’ll take detailed measurements of your property during your free in-home consultation. That way, we’ll know exactly how much space we need to add to ensure your comfort. To learn about the cost of home additions in Ottawa more details about home renovation additions.
Please Don’t Wait to Contact Us Today
If you need home additions in Ottawa, you owe it to yourself to use us at RenosGroup. We’re staunch professionals with flawless track records. We’re trained, licensed, and insured, and working with us is a breeze. You’ll enjoy flexible scheduling, friendly staff, and constant communication.
We’re also one of the only contracting service in Ottawa still offering free in-home consultations. We’ll visit your property at no cost to you and without any obligations. If you decide not to renovate, we won’t charge you a dime. Yet, the chances are that once you see what we can do, you’ll want to put our expertise to work. To get in touch to get started, you can contact us or call us at (613) 727-9427.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of a home addition depends on the extent of the addition and the materials you choose. If you’re looking to build an addition a small 225 SF bedroom addition, you should estimate on a cost upwards of $45,000 and a larger 900 SF 2 story kitchen, bathroom and bedroom addition would cost upwards of $202,500 (Renovation Costs Explained).
The length of time it takes to build an addition greatly depends on the size and type of addition. A typical addition takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months to complete.
You always have the option of building your home addition yourself, however, we advise against it. If you are lacking prior experience and are simply looking for something cost-effective, there are better alternatives, such as renovating during the low season. By hiring a professional, you avoid having to pay for any repairs or replacements in the future.
Permits are required to build a home addition. A building permit will be needed from the City of Ottawa and an electrical permit from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). Architectural/Design plans will also be needed.
Like most renovations, the best time to build an addition is at the start of the summer months. With that said, a home addition can be started later in the summer or even the fall as long as it gets closed in before it gets too cold or snowed in.
If you are building an addition, the foundation and architectural/design fees are usually the largest expense. Discussing your budget with a renovation expert will give you a better idea of what you can afford and the steps you can take to minimize the cost.
Yes, Architectural/Design plans are needed for any home addition. If you don’t have an exact plan in mind of what you are looking for, we’re happy to help! Our team is more than willing to provide direction and ideas on what will suit your space best.