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3 Major Renovations You Might Not Have Considered

Home renovation projects come in all shapes and sizes. Today, we’re looking at a few FAQs about major renovation projects that can impact a home both inside and out.

From a Window to a Wall

Can you remove a window and turn it into a wall?

There are certain moments in certain homes when you genuinely have to wonder what the builder was thinking. For many people, the problem often pertains to window placement. Whether there are too many windows, or the windows are poorly placed this can become a problem that’s difficult to live with in the long run.

Poorly placed windows can interfere with privacy; thereby rendering the window virtually inoperable. At the same time, poor or excessive window placement is also a waste of wall space.  Thankfully, there is no need to live with this problem. Contact a professional contractor and have them remove the window and fill in the space (if advisable).

Move On Up

Can you add a second storey to a single-storey home?

Not enough space at home? Then, move on up by adding a 2nd floor addition. This major renovation project is a great way to expend your home’s square footage, without increasing its footprint. An excellent way to achieve this is with a modular addition.

In the GTA, the team over at Modular Home Additions assures us that their method can increase a home’s space with no mess and no stress. The structural components of your addition are built in a factory; thereby expediting the build and minimizing onsite mess. After that, they demolish the existing roof, have the pre-built components sent to your home, and then install those components within a few hours!

Give Me Shelter

Can you add a front porch to an existing house?

If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest looking at home exteriors, those charming, prairie farmhouse porches or even the generous porches displayed by our neighbours to the far south may be giving you some serious porch envy.

While Canadian climates might make a southern American porch impractical here, there’s no reason why you can’t add a little extra curb appeal to your existing home (unless your neighbourhood forbids major exterior alterations). Adding a porch can not only improve a home’s appearance, but it adds extra shelter from hot sun and inclement weather. You might even discover that it’s a new favourite place for your morning coffee.

 

For more inspiration and information about home renovation and other home improvements topics, be sure to browse our extensive database of articles here on eieihome.com.



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