Sometimes, your home just isn’t big enough anymore.
Maybe your family is growing, and you need some more space. Maybe your garage is not cutting it anymore. Maybe your basement ceiling is too low, or you don’t have one in the first place.
Whatever the reason for your home addition, Keystone Ridge Developments can help.
When your home is no longer big enough, your first thought may be to pack up your belongings and move into a new space. That might be the right decision, or it might not be. Building a home addition has its advantages, but it has its drawbacks as well.
On the advantage side, your house addition is 100% built to cater to your needs. Rather than just putting in new flooring or a paint job, you’re creating a space that’s entirely yours. This can be a satisfying experience.
As well, it can sometimes be more cost-effective if you only need a minor addition built, like a sunroom, a finished basement, or a new room. Speaking of which, it may increase your home’s resale value.
From an emotional perspective as well, you spent many years in your home building memories with your family. Your kids might go to school nearby, and they might have friends in the neighbourhood. You can be forgiven for not wanting to give all that up.
On the other hand, though, land space tends to be at a premium here in Toronto. Even if you do have enough space to build an addition to your house, you might find yourself having to decide between your addition and the backyard you and your family have enjoyed for years. As a result, there’s no guarantee your addition actually will increase your home’s resale value.
The decision whether or not to build an addition is ultimately a personal one, but we can help you make the right one for your family.
Single Room & Multi-Storey Home Additions
There are a thousand different possibilities for making use of the rooms in your house. Bedroom, living room, family room, kitchen, bathroom, dining room, rec room, home office, gym, man cave, craft room, storage room, den, library, study, the list goes on and on.
For the same reason, there are so many different reasons to add a single room addition to your house. But before you start, it’s important to be clear on what it is you’d like to do with that room. This way, you can be sure to plan out what you need properly in the space. After all, this is 100% your creation, so why shouldn’t it reflect 100% your needs?
Each room has its own requirements. In general, you’ll need to consider things from an architectural perspective, as well as electrical, heating, ventilation, insulation, and more. You may need to consider plumbing as well.
And if you’re considering building a garage, then again you might have grander visions for a secondary suite above it – what we used to call an in-law suite.
Whatever you want your new room addition to be, leave it to Keystone Ridge Developments to plan and execute your project in a way that’s safe, up to code, and perfectly functional for your family’s needs.
Additional & Second Storey Home Additions
Sometimes, there’s nowhere to go but up.
If you’re considering a home addition, you might think of building up instead of out. This can preserve your yard space, or get around your lack thereof, but it can add some complications.
First off, there are zoning restrictions that prevent you from building your home too high. Depending on your neighbourhood, this may prevent you from building as high as you’d like.
But assuming that’s not an issue, it’s important to make sure your foundation remains strong.
Your foundation was designed to hold the weight of your current house. Adding a second storey (or third, etc) means you’re pushing your foundation beyond its limits. So we’ll need to reinforce it to make sure your home stays safe and secure.
While we’re on the subject, your home’s existing heating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing systems might not be robust enough to take care of your original space plus your addition, so we may need to upgrade those as well.
Naturally, if you’re building up, you’ll have to remove your home’s roof to do so. And according to building code, we can’t just replace the roof you already have – we need to build a new one.
When it comes to building up, Keystone Ridge Developments is here for you. We’ll design and execute your home addition in a way that’s safe, secure, functional, and fits with the existing aesthetic of your house. The goal is to make it impossible to tell you had a second storey addition put on – it should be that seamless.
Building up is no small task, but here at Keystone Ridge Developments, we’re up to the challenge. Give us a call and book your consultation today to find out more.
House Lifting & Basement Lowering
If you can’t build up, and you can’t build out, you might be able to build down.
Here in Toronto, most houses have basements.
But if you hit your head every time you walk down there, you might not feel like you can use it for much more than storage.
However, with the right team in place, you can add height to your basement ceiling.
Lowering your basement can be a great solution for a few reasons.
First off, it preserves the amount of outdoor land you have to work with – often a great benefit in a city like Toronto where outdoor space is harder to come by. Next, it can help you get around the height restrictions on buildings in your neighbourhood.
With a taller ceiling, expanding your basement can nearly double the size of functional space in your home. Count on Keystone Ridge Developments to execute this for you in a safe and secure manner.
Chances are, if your home has an attic, it wasn’t ever intended to be a living space. It was there for storage, and that’s about it.
But if you’re looking to get more space out of your home, your attic might be the best option for you. A renovated attic space can be a cozy, welcoming, intimate space where you can feel truly relaxed at the end of a long day.
If your attic already has flooring, electrical, and walls built into it, renovating it tends to be more of a straightforward task. On the other hand, if it’s nothing more than timber and insulation, we’ll need to work a little harder.
Whatever it is you’re looking for in your attic space, Keystone Ridge Developments can help. We’ll turn your attic into a beautiful, welcoming, luxurious space where you can feel completely at home.
Contact Keystone Ridge Today
Are you thinking of adding to your home?
Looking for a new garage, a new floor, or a bigger basement?
Trying to figure out if it would be better to move or to build an addition?
Keystone Ridge Developments can help.
Contact us today for a consultation.
Call us today to find out how.