The Best Addition and Renovation Ideas to Amp Up Your Living Space

Adding or renovating your Regina SK home not only elevates the look and adds square footage, but it also adds value to your quality of life and increases  your property value. That’s why a well-planned renovation or addition to your home is an excellent investment opportunity. 

As we sense more optimism for 2022, home addition or renovation is the perfect way to start this upcoming year afresh. But with so many designs getting comfortable with the current vogues, finding the best remodeling or renovation project that your home needs can be overwhelming. 

Experts in Grasshopper Construction curated some of the best remodeling and renovation trends to amp up your living space. 

A Kitchen Remodel 

Even on a small scale— kitchen remodels can result in a significant return on investment. Turn a flex space or bump-out addition into a walk-in pantry or breakfast nook to increase the square footage of your kitchen. Remodeling a kitchen varies in cost based on complexity but usually recoup nearly 90% of the cost at resale.

A Mudroom

While many homes have entryways, a dedicated mudroom is a convenient way to keep shoes, coats, and backpacks all in one place. Adding wall hooks, built-in cabinets, lockers, or cubbies to the remodel adds storage as well as aesthetic appeal. 

Front Porch to a Sunroom

Enclose your front porch and turn it into a sunroom if you enjoy spending time there. For your porch to be considered livable square footage, it needs to be heating and accessible from the house. With lamps, comfortable furniture, and plenty of seating, your sunroom addition can feel like a second living room. With Saskatchewan’s  harsh winters, this may be the perfect option for you!

Accessory Dwelling Unit

 An ADU, or accessory dwelling unit, is a type of outbuilding that differs from a “she-shed,” “man-cave,” pool cabana, or garden house in that it is intended to be occupied full-time. It’s also known as a granny flat or tiny house because it has all the amenities of a primary residence. This is a great addition to any property. All of the necessities for living, sleeping, grooming, and simple meal preparation are included in a functional ADU. This free-standing unit is gaining popularity across the country as a way to add much-needed space to your home. They’re frequently used to house elderly parents, adult dependents, frequent visitors, or on-site caregivers. They’re also becoming more popular as a source of rental income. ADUs can be as elaborate or as simple as you want them to be.

Bathroom Expansion

Increasing the size of your bathroom can significantly raise the value of your home. Bathroom additions, like kitchen additions, can yield a 62 percent return on investment. Are you looking for bathroom remodelling ideas? Consider expanding your master bathroom to add a soaking tub or dual sinks. Alternatively, create a half-bath in an under-utilized small space such as a closet, an attic bonus room, or a basement.

Homeowners are always curious about the cost of home additions and how they can cut costs without sacrificing anything they can’t live without. This is a common reaction, especially when considering the size and scope of an addition to your home. The truth is that unless money is no object, you will almost certainly have to make some compromises to get what you want, so keep that in mind as you go through this process.

Hiring a designer is highly recommended if you want a cost-effective Regina SK home renovation or addition.

Engage the services of a designer. Designers can envision what you need and will also have some great ideas—both for the interior and exterior of your home—to ensure that this home addition blends in with the rest of your home’s new look and feel. Everything from the flooring to the paint to the textures on the walls to the windows is covered. They won’t be oblivious to anything.

Grasshopper Construction is a licensed and experienced full-service construction company that offers home additions and renovations in and around the Regina SK City area. 

At Grasshopper Construction, no project is too small or big. Don’t hesitate to contact us below for more information.  

Customer Testimonials

"In 2011 we decided to build our dream home with a local builder. It was very costly to finish the basement,so we explored other options.We knew Jeff was doing home construction so we hired him to do the job. Jeff was affordable, efficient and very professional.We are very proud of our new home and would highly recommend Jeff and his crew to any of our friends and family."
Richard and Allison
"I was very happy with my decision to use Grasshopper to renovate my house. They had the knowledge and attention to detail I was looking for. Jeff and Shane kept their work space clean and swept up at the end of each day. I was very glad to see that they finished the project on time and they charged what they said they would charge. I have plans to use them again and would recommend them to anyone."
Greg Stewart
"I had an undeveloped basement and I hired the guys to create a two bedroom suite. They did an awesome job in my basement. I also appreciated that they always communicated well with me and they were always on time. Their sub tradesmen were also very skilled. I was very happy with the entire experience. They are nice, honest and reasonable guys who are clearly skilled. I would hire them again."
Sharon Morabito

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