Home Renovations and Additions
Many people find themselves staying in or purchasing a home because they love the neighbourhood, even though the home doesn’t suit their tastes or lifestyle. We at Metro find it very rewarding to help people devise a plan to transform a lackluster home into an exceptional home that fits them. Homes constructed over the past 100 years often possess enough character and structural integrity that tearing them down would be a shame. Transforming homes to align with current lifestyles is also great for the environment.
The most common renovations involve such things as creating an open floor plan, more generous kitchens, master bedrooms with a walk-in closet and ensuite, attached garages and outdoor living spaces. These improvements often include both renovations and additions. Fortunately, older homes tend to be located on generous lots that can accommodate additions. The exterior of homes tend to be defined by the decade in which they were built, creative construction and new finishes can bring a home into the current era. Often this work has the ability to move a home into a different style. A renovation is also a great opportunity to make an existing home more “green” by improving the insulation values, air tightness of building envelope, heating equipment, plumbing and electrical fixtures.