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Planning your home expansion
Any home extension project requires proper planning of space and costs. A home extension is a complex process involving spatial planning, regulations and choices of building techniques. Construction Max Larocque offers a specialized and experienced team in home expansion that will recommend you the best solutions for your needs and your budget.
Find inspiration for your dream home by exploring some of the projects we have realized!
Make a good investment
House extensions are relatively expensive projects. This investment can be profitable or regrettable on a financial point of view. Indeed, an expansion project that is poorly integrated to the main building or too expensive for the overall value of the property will be a bad investment. Your renovation contractor’s experience in home extensions is essential to avoid unnecessary work and to optimize the design. In general, the less you intervene on the existent structure the more profitable the project is, but sometimes you have to avoid the too simplistic solutions that will not allow your home to reach its full potential. We are here to help you do the right choices.
Our home extensions projects
1- Hochelaga : Creating an intimate layout in an urban neighborhood
An extension that increases intimacy
To preserve the privacy of the occupants, an extension was built in the courtyard and was connected to the existing house by a bridge on the second floor. A high lateral wood fence also preserves the privacy of the yard.
We realized this exceptional project in a resolutely contemporary style, in a densely populated neighborhood, demonstrating that it is possible to preserve intimacy in the city.
2- Outremont : An extension that makes all the difference – Domus Finalist
A well-integrated lateral house expansion
We did a side enlargement while creating an alcove in the center. The extension is a natural extension of the existing house and even rebalances the aesthetics of the building.
Our solution has made it possible to meet the needs of the client while improving the exterior appearance while still respecting the original architecture.
3- Rivière-des-Prairies : A spectacular floor addition
The owners of this 1950s bungalow on Boulevard Gouin in Montreal and their children felt cramped. They wanted to have more living space with three bedrooms and an additional bathroom.
It was not possible to extend the house to the sides or to the back, so the only logical choice was to build a second floor over the entire area of the main floor. The house already had an attic, but it was uninhabitable. It had to be demolished in order to create rooms with eight foot high ceiling.
The couple asked our design-build services to find a solution that is both technical and aesthetic.
For spectacular work without hassle
The main problem was to demolish the entire roof and attic while still protecting the ground floor from the elements. Our technical team proposed to build the new roof entirely on the ground and then to place it on the current roof with a crane before removing the attic. Thus, the house would have a new roof before demolishing the old one.
The problem was considerable because the roof had a cornice and several different slopes. It was necessary to prevent the transport from damaging the structure.
However, thanks to a good consultation between our design and construction teams, everything went as planned and without hassle. After 4 months of work, the family members were able to benefit from all the additional space they needed. The house also looks good, ensuring good resale value. We are proud of this great success.
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4- Ville Saint-Laurent : A cleverer extension – Domus Finalist
The outer shell of the building has been completely redone, taking care to improve the insulation and sealing of walls, roof and windows. We suggested our customers a hydronic heated floor, since the existing heating system was working on hot water. This type of radiant heating has greatly improved the comfort of the occupants.
A well-thought-out extension remains a good investment and source of well-being for homeowners who want to stay there for more than twenty-five years.
5- Ville d’Anjou: Transforming a bungalow into a cottage – Domus Finalist
Our challenge : building with the occupants on site
Adding a floor on a property while keeping the house functional is a big challenge for the work management because it is still needed to intervene on the ground floor for the realization of a staircase and the services connections in addition to the other works.
Our design and construction team met this challenge with flying colors and the result was worth it.
6- Rivière-des-Prairies : Add an entrance that highlights the house
Our challenge: creating a welcoming and dynamic façade
The entrance is a very important architectural element of a house because it welcomes incoming visitors. Adding a new entrance can harm the architectural balance of the facade or on the contrary come to support the aesthetics of the whole.
Our approach of the design has energized the facade with a contemporary style while perfectly meeting the needs expressed by our customers.
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7- Mercier : A new cottage integrated with the neighborhood architecture
An architecture well integrated with the neighborhood
The addition of an extra floor radically transforms the look of a home. In this neighborhood with relatively homogeneous residential architecture we proposed a traditional design integrating the street rather than a contemporary architecture that would have been incompatible with it. The owners were delighted.
Our design and construction team always seeks to advise our clients as friends, but the final choice is always theirs.
9- Mercier : Expending on a very limited space – Domus Finalist
Our solution: a lateral extension with a basement
Our designer proposed to move the living room in the extension, which allowed to expand the dining room. The basement under the extension serves as additional storage to meet the needs of homeowners.
As a bonus, this extension created an interesting volume on a wall that was of little interest while giving more privacy in the backyard.
8- Notre-Dame-de-Grâce : Expending above the garage
Our design solution
We created a stair landing in the middle of the existing staircase to give access to the new living room above the garage. For the exterior design, we made the new roof a little lower than the existing one to minimize the visual impact of the addition. By covering it with the same brick cladding, it fits naturally into the house.
Thanks to a good coordination of the various collaborators for the structure, the design, the permits and estimation, our design-build team was able to carry out this project to the satisfaction of the owners.
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10- Outremont : Changing an old veranda into a comfortable extension – Domus Finalist
The back yard transformation
The conversion of the veranda into a habitable glazed room has completely changed the use of this room and the courtyard. This room is now very comfortable and opens onto a beautiful landscape. A wide staircase invites people to go down to the patio and the pool or to sit there to hang out a bit. A cedar fence was also installed to create more privacy.
Our team has also transformed the interior of the house by removing some division to visually enlarge the space and by renovating the kitchen to improve functionality and bring it up to the current tastes.
11- Ville d’Anjou : A new well integrated garage
Our challenge: integrating the front garage
When building this addition, our challenge was to respect the original style of the house so that the extension and new the main door would not be seen as an addition.
We are proud of the end result which is pleasing to the eye and perfectly integrated to the existing home.
12- St-Lambert Project: Expansion
We proceeded to the expansion of this single-family home while respecting the cachet of its original architecture facade. Similarly, the extension could not encroach on the backyard in order to preserve the existing yard layout that included an in-ground pool and a large deck.
An enlargement for the light and the view
The addition of a floor at the back allowed to add 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The new owners also wanted to increase the interior luminosity of the house and the view of the garden. The choice of large windows for upstairs as for the ground floor was essential and the construction of an open staircase on the ground floor allowed light to penetrate deeper indoors while adding a touch of modernity.
13- Verdun Project: extension and kitchen
The extension of this 1950s cottage had become necessary for its owners and their children. The kitchen was not functional enough and the couple wanted a small workstation in the heart of the daily activity. Our team realized the concept they needed.
A salutary extension towards the yard
In order to respect the budget of the owners, it was decided to extend only the ground floor. We removed the back-exterior wall and extended the kitchen toward the backyard while creating a good-sized back deck. It was then possible to add the central island with a lunch counter as well as the small workstation so desired. The interior is now clear and open on the backyard in summer, like in winter.