Home Additions add Efficiency, Comfort and Value to Houses
Eastview Homes has been helping homeowners double their floor space for decades. We think it's perfectly natural that your house should grow to accommodate your growing family. When the work is well planned and properly managed, the disturbance to the occupants' lives is minimal as the entire project can occur during summer vacation. The best way to create comfort and add value to your property is when you start with a fresh design that satisfies your family's needs and improves everyone's lifestyle. Let's add the right number of bedrooms and proper closets. Let's make the basement more purposeful and redesign the living room for home schooling. Let's add a personal gym and a backyard patio. Contemplating home additions is to ponder a world of possibilities, and having an experienced contractor on call helps homeowners realize the best opportunities.
Add Style while Creating more Space in your Home
Eastview Homes offers all the services needed to expand and remodel houses. From start to finish, we provide complete design & build services. Our architectural design regularly drafts detailed plans for home renovations and home additions. Clients work closely with our structural engineers who verify the schematics meet all building and safety codes. We secure all the permits necessary to get the work done safely and up-to-code.
Eastview employs a skilled team of experienced and certified tradespeople to complete the work on time. Framing, dry-walling, insulation, electrical, plumbing, heating – we have everything you need. We also see to all of the finishing touches, including interior design choices, flooring, lighting, specialty cabinetry, painting, wallpaper, and window treatments. To the left is a basement excavation and the necessary expansion required to set a new footprint for the home addition.
Working with Eastview Homes to Expand Your House
After introductory phone calls and emails, our construction manager arranges to meet clients on site to personally discuss the project. In this initial meeting we'll hear what the property owner seeks to accomplish, and their timeline. This first meeting is usually followed up with design commentary and first-sketches which contain some price information as we keep the budget in mind. Once the customer approves these preliminary sketches and estimates, we'll start the design phase with more detailed schematics showing floorplans and elevations. After these drawings are analyzed, we'll proceed with permit applications and scheduling. In the best case scenario, within just two months of the first emails, the customer's project is underway and work is scheduled on a rigid timeline from start to finish.
Eastview Homes' service philosophy is based on timely, high quality work and innovative design. We've assembled a skilled team of award-winning architects and designers who interpret visions into usable blueprints. Our expert craftspeople will then transform the dreams into reality with the outstanding workmanship for which our company is renown.
Custom Floorplans - Eastview Homes Interior Design Service
Eastview Homes' unique blend of design & build services ensure our clients realize more space in their houses, and receive the best of what's possible in terms of style and design. Our interior design consultants help clients draft floorplans to better visualize the efficacy of home additions or renovations. Going forward, our designers can suggest room layouts, furniture, custom upholstery, lighting, paint colours and even select artwork and other accessories to complete the aesthetic.
Traditional interior design style, modern, industrial, and minimalist are four different approaches adopted by Eastview Homes as per the project and the property owner's preferences. Good interior design is a social practice that compliments people's behavior and streamlines comfort and efficiency in relation to a man-made environment.
Contact Eastview Homes for an Initial Consultation
The first step in planning your home expansion is to consult with experts who can tell you what is possible. Eastview Homes has been providing home additions to Oakville residents since 1996. We have the expertise to take you from initial planning and design through to project completion. Contact us today to get started.
Four Ways Eastview Adds Space to Your House
Eastview designs and builds custom home additions when families need more space. There are essentially four ways homeowners can expand.
Although technically not a home addition because it doesn't grow the footprint of your house, basement renovations are among the most cost-effective ways to add practical living space to a family house. A basement must be completely dry, and the ceiling must be the correct height to make this option viable.
Room Addition or Bump Out
A room addition or bump out is a single-room structure built on the side of an existing house. This addition is usually designed to serve a single function, such as a bigger bedroom, or bathroom. Some additions only expand the size of a single room, for example sixty square feet can be added to your kitchen to allow an island and further kitchen remodeling or you might desire a purpose-built laundry room, mudroom, or a larger family room. Room additions and bump outs lay down a new roofline which can challenge inexperienced builders.
Converted Attics or Build Ups
An attic must meet certain structural qualifications before it becomes practical to transform it into a code-approved living space. Ceiling height must be sufficient, and the floor has to meet engineering requirements to support the structural loads of active living spaces. In some cases, the roof is removed entirely or raised twelve feet to allow another floor with more bedrooms and bathrooms.
Whole Home Additions, and AADUs Attached Accessory Dwelling Units
A conventional home addition is a multi-room structure that's built on the side of a house and is permanently open to the main house. When well designed, a sympathetic addition blends into the existing structure and transforms it into an entirely different, and larger house.
A rear addition is generally a whole house addition as it widens the footprint and can accommodate many areas: great room, dining room, family room, bathroom, guest bedroom, or primary bedroom. But it is rare for an addition to include a kitchen unless the addition is intended as an apartment suite, or improving the kitchen is the focus of the initiative. The photo above shows a bump-out to add space to an existing kitchen space that will allow an island with appliances under the counter.
Major home additions bring all of the decisions and that come with house construction. When the planned additions include all the features needed for independent living, they can be classified as AADUs or Attached Accessory Dwelling Units. This legal distinction became popular again in the 1990s as a possible solution to meet the challenges everyday Canadians feel in a tight real estate market. This is because this type of housing offers benefits to both occupants and municipalities. The plans are subject to all the same building codes and permit requirements.