Opt Out of the Housing Headache: Build Your Dream Space with a Custom Addition

As home prices continue to rise across Canada, many prospective buyers stay in their houses much longer than anticipated. While their dream homes might be out there, they’re either out of budget or are getting sold before many can get a bid on the table—and it doesn’t look like this trend will be reversing anytime soon.

So where does that leave the buyer whose current space just isn’t working? For many who have outgrown their starter home, more square footage is an absolute must, and fortunately, there are options other than moving.

By building a custom addition, Georgian Design Build’s team of experts can help you transform your current house into the home of your dreams—no closing costs required.

The Benefits of Expanding

There are so many reasons why choosing to build a custom addition just makes sense, but these three top the list every time:

1.    You Love Your Neighbourhood. If you and your family already live in a neighbourhood you love with great schools, and the perfect commute, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a house on the market that checks off all of the logistical boxes.

2.    Your Existing Floor Plan Works Well. Your issue isn’t that your current house doesn’t flow and function well—it’s that there just isn’t enough room for your family to live comfortably. If you’ve already done an interior renovation to make the most of your space, or if you bought the house because of its already open floor plan and still can’t make it work, it’s time to expand with an addition.

3.    You Want Your Home to Look Amazing. Curb appeal is everything when it comes to driving up the value of your property, not to mention the level of pride that comes with living in the best-looking house on the block. Choosing to create an addition—especially when partnering with a design-build firm like Georgian—means that a talented architecture team will work with your existing home’s style to come up with an intentional addition that looks as if it was always there. During the process, many homeowners also opt to replace their siding or roof for a cohesive look. Whether you decide to stay forever or flip it in a few years, an addition will only increase the visual appeal of your space.

Create the Home You’ve Always Wanted

Ready to turn your house dreams into a livable reality? At Georgian Design Build, our team of experts is poised to help you create the perfect space for your family from initial concepts to final touches and everything in between.

Still trying to figure out where to begin? Our signature Feasibility Study will help to outline the pain points of your current space, the goals you have in mind for your addition, your style preferences, and your budget. From there, we’ll work together to explore your options and create a plan to give you the beautiful and functional space you deserve.

While your addition can really encompass just about anything, some of our clients’ favourites have included:

  • Luxe Kitchens where functionality and style blend to create the ultimate spot for families to gather, cook, and host. Integrating the latest tech and appliances with the homeowners’ preferred aesthetics is sure to make the heart of the home a space you’ll never want to leave.
  • Primary Suites that give homeowners the space to unwind that they so deeply desire. These spaces are never complete without a custom walk-in closet (or two), zen vibes, and, of course, a spa-like ensuite that’s the ultimate oasis.
  • Entertaining Areas designed with fun in mind. Whether it’s a basement bar, a game room, an in-home movie theatre, or even an indoor golf simulation space, adding an entertaining area to your home is an excellent plan if you love hosting.
  • Outdoor Living that feels like vacation. The term “staycation” has a new meaning if your backyard has been transformed into the ultimate outdoor living area. From multi-tiered decks and beautifully hardscaped pool surrounds to outdoor kitchens and dining spaces, custom putting greens, and just about everything in between, your addition wouldn’t be complete without a stunning backyard to further extend the fun.
  • Functional Features. Whether it’s a climate-controlled wine room to safely house your collection, a built-in baking area in one corner of the kitchen, a home office with custom lighting to make you shine on every work call, or a custom dog-washing sink in your mudroom to control the mess, our team can help you get the most functionality out of your square footage.

Looking for more inspiration? Take a look at some of our team’s favourite additions here.

Ready to turn your home into the space of your dreams? Schedule a consultation with our design team to see what’s possible!