Tips for building an addition to your home

by | May 16, 2023 | Home Additions

When planning to build an addition to your home in Toronto, there are a few things you should consider. First and foremost, getting an architect or engineer involved early on in the process is best. They will be able to advise you on the best design and layout for the addition, taking into account your home’s existing construction, as well as any applicable municipal building codes. Once the plans are approved by local authorities, a general contractor should be hired to handle all of the construction aspects including permits, labour and materials.

When it comes to budgeting for an addition or home extension in Toronto, it is important to factor in additional taxes such as HST and PST that may apply. It is also important to consider the cost of any upgrades or additions that will need to be made during the process. This could include new electrical work, plumbing systems and structural reinforcements. Lastly, always leave some room in your budget for unexpected costs that may arise during the project.

Are you ready to turn your home addition dreams into a reality in Toronto? It’s time to take the next step and make it happen. At Maserat Developments, our dedicated home addition department is here to assist you every step of the way. From the initial planning and design phase to obtaining permits and managing the construction process, our experienced team has the expertise to ensure a successful project.

By taking the time to plan ahead and understand all of the costs associated with building an addition in Toronto, you can ensure that your home extension or addition project runs smoothly and is completed on budget. With these tips in mind, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your new space will be well taken care of and enjoyable for years to come. A qualified professional can help ensure that the addition meets local building codes and regulations and provide insight into materials and design choices that would best suit your needs.

Second, it is important to be mindful of the zoning regulations in your neighbourhood. In Toronto, each area has its own rules about what type and size of home additions are permitted, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the restrictions before you begin building. This will help ensure that you don’t end up wasting time and money on a project that won’t be approved.

Finally, keep in mind the cost of your home addition. It is important to plan for any unexpected expenses or delays, as well as the overall budget for the project. Remember that the size and complexity of the addition will directly affect how much it costs so make sure you are aware of the full cost before you begin.

Understanding and following these key points will prepare you to begin your home addition in Toronto. With some careful planning and consideration, your dream project can become a reality.

Ready to turn your home addition dreams into a reality?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our senior project manager. Our experienced team will guide you through the entire process, from design and permits to construction and completion. We’ll ensure your addition meets all regulations, stays within budget, and becomes the perfect space for your needs. Don’t wait any longer – reach out to us now and let’s bring your vision to life.

Article By: Jordan Parker

Article By: Jordan Parker


Jordan Parker is a seasoned expert in the fields of construction, renovation, and custom home building. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Jordan has a deep understanding of the complexities of building projects and a keen eye for innovative design solutions. As a contributor to our blog, he shares his wealth of knowledge and insights to help homeowners navigate the challenges of home improvement and realize their dream living spaces.
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