Home Addition Services

NICKS Developments is ready to serve your project and take your home to the next level. Our house additions in Toronto will do just that.  Not only will you see a massive difference, but we also stand by all of our work and ensure that every detail is attended to. A home addition is one of the best ways to stay where you are but expand the space even further. We are happy to answer any questions you may have along the way and encourage it. Do you wondering why is the best time to consider home additions click and read our article.

House Addition Services in Toronto

House Addition Services in Toronto

Are you ready to take your current living situation to the next level? We are ready to help and show you the way.

Our process is simple; contact us, let’s set up a meeting and then you will see why we are truly the best in the industry. Are you ready to make sure that your project is completed properly? We make sure it is with of 14 years of experience in the industry and 8 awards received. Trust experts in the industry who will make sure everything is perfect.

Easy Home Addition Process

Our process is a breeze. Not only will we make sure you are comfortable every step of the way but we are experts at every aspect. From the planning all the way to the final walk through we make sure no detail is left out. A house addition is something that can truly bring your home to life, add the extra space needed and make sure that you are living there for a long time.

Our methods are unique and leading the industry as a whole. We are constantly learning new techniques to help make your project come out better than you would ever expect. We love going above and beyond expectations and know what is takes to turn your vision into reality. We keep you up to date at every stage of the addition process leaving out nothing.

Sit Back & Relax

We are experts and local. When it comes to house addition services in Toronto we are what will fit with your house to expand it further. We know that sometimes space can be an issue and moving can be a hassle. A well planned out home addition can be the much needed answer to keep you and your family put while expanding the space.

Not only are we the company you should be using but we want to show you our work. We encourage you to set up a meeting with us and get the ball rolling. We love chatting with new clients and want to show you how we make sure you are comfortable during the entire process. We want you stress free and happy with the final results.

House Addition - Second Floor Framing by Nicks Developments
House Addition Services in Toronto by Nicks Development

Bungalow Second Story Addition

A second-story addition is just what your bungalow needs to not only add space but add significant value to your home. If you are a homeowner looking to add more square footage to your bungalow residence but do not want to invest in the financial burden of rebuilding your entire home, then a second-story addition is the more cost-effective renovation. For more detailed information about the cost to build a home addition in Toronto please see our pricing page. NICKS Developments has a set of systems and processes in place designed to help you get your project off the ground quickly and at a lower cost.

The cost of a bungalow second-story addition can vary depending on a number of factors. These variables include: 

  • The cost of drawings and permits
  • The cost to add the second story itself on your bungalow
  • The renovation costs for the main floor
  • The costs related to work on the exterior of the property

In any case, these costs range per square foot depending on the specific features or finish your addition may have. For example, if your addition features a secondary kitchen or a new master ensuite, expenses will rise based on the specific finishes and the cost to add plumbing and electrical installations into these rooms. We provide advice and guidance from the start of the design phase all throughout the building to keep you informed of the project costs and avoid any surprises come completion.

Home Addition in Progress by Nicks Developments Team

Second Story Addition

We offer complete design-build services under one roof. Our team of licensed professionals includes experts in our sectors. There is no need to hire a separate architect, structural engineer, plumber, or electrician when the NICKS Developments team is trained to add all components to a second-story addition building.  One of the largest draws for homeowners wanting to renovate for a second story is the added livable space created. Rather than expanding horizontally, where you may have to lose out on yard space, the biggest advantage of renovating vertically is you do not face this loss. You don’t need to account for extra surrounding property to increase the size of your home. Building upwards means all the permanent exterior features such as patios, fences, sheds, and driveways can remain the same. 

A two-story expansion project is also less costly of an investment than rebuilding your entire home. It’s a great way to reinvest in your house without having to move. You get to keep your outdoor space and redesign your home to your liking, perhaps moving a bedroom upstairs or adding an office room on the new floor. In addition, a second-story addition adds value to your home because the increased square footage entices potential buyers if you do ever intend to sell. 

A number of unique design decisions often come up when thinking about adding a second story:

  • Will the height of the main floor increase? 
  • Do you increase the height of the basement floor?
  • Can you keep the layout of the main floor?
  • Does the shape of my roof, flat or traditionally sloped, matter?
  • Can you match my existing brick?
  • How large can I make my home on my lot size?

We have all the answers to your questions and are eager to transform your designs into your newly expanding dream home. You can count on NICKS Developments to make all the right choices that fit within your budget, availability, preferences, and comfort. If you need more information please read our Second Storey Additions Guide blog.

Home Addition Contractors

Home additions are a great way to add value and extra living space to your home. But before you start construction, it’s important to find the right home addition contractors who can get the job done right.

At NICKS Developments, we pride ourselves on being the best in the business.

We have a team with over 10 years of professional experience in the industry, who are dedicated to providing the highest quality service possible. We specialize in all aspects of home additions, from design to construction to finishing touches.

We’re also fully licensed and insured, so you can rest assured that your home is in good hands. Here at NICKS Developments, we understand the importance of your home.

As a result, we aim to make sure that your home addition is everything you’ve ever wanted it to be. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you make your home addition dreams a reality.

House Extension

A house extension is a great way to add extra space to your home without having to move houses. There are a number of different types of home extensions that we offer, from single-storey extensions to multi-storey extensions to loft conversions. Each type of extension has its own benefits, so it’s important to choose the right one for your home. For example, a single-storey extension will give you more space on the ground floor, while a loft conversion will create an additional bedroom or living space. You can also choose to extend your home horizontally, vertically, or outwards depending on your needs and preferences.

Home extensions can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating an extra bedroom, bathroom, office or playroom. They can also be a great way to increase the value of your home. If you are thinking about extending your home, it is important to speak to the professionals at NICKS Developments to get advice on the best way to achieve your desired result, and to ensure that the work is carried out to a high standard. We will be able to tell you whether an extension is possible and give you an idea of the costs involved. With a home extension, you can finally have the extra space you’ve always wanted!

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Types Of Home Additions Toronto

  • Second Floor Addition – Expanding your home vertically by adding a second story can allow you to do much more with your living space in a creative way. 
  • Front or Back Home Extension – One of the ways to increase the living space in your home is to extend rooms, either at the front or the back of the house. A front or back home extension can include the main floor, second floor, basement, bungalow additions or all of the above. With a rear extension specifically, you’ll be able to improve square footage without restructuring the layout and flow of your existing home.
  • Dormer Addition – The intent of a dormer is to add more natural light through the use of a window and/or to add more usable space to your floor plan. A dormer will either add more square footage, or increase the ceiling height in a room. Dormers can spark interest in your home’s curb appeal and enhance character, ultimately becoming an important design feature.
  • Top of garage – adding a room above your garage is a great way to increase. Whether the space is for a bedroom, a gym, an office, or just for extra storage, make the most of your garage square footage with a beautiful garage addition.
  • Kitchen Additions – Do you find yourself cooking in a tight space or your kitchen is just too crammed to host guests? The key to ensure you have adequate counter and floor space to cook and host any event is with a home kitchen addition.

What type of space do you want to achieve?

It can be an expensive, yet completely worthwhile investment when it comes to a home addition. That’s why you want to dedicate plenty of time to carefully thinking about why you want to start this renovation project in the first place.

Here are some sample questions to review by yourself or with loved ones:

  • If I’m trying to make some particular rooms bigger, how will I take advantage of the new space?
  • If I’m adding an entirely new room, what will its primary function be, and can it be smaller than I originally envisioned?
  • Does it feel like my family needs additional bathrooms or bedrooms?
  • What important features is my home currently missing that I would like to add?
  • Does this home addition need to be family-friendly?
  • Before I spend this money on a home renovation, can I achieve the same effect with a more affordable solution?
  • How will the changes I make today affect the resale value of my home when it’s time to put it on the market?

Once you can effectively answer these questions, you’re ready to book your first consultation with the design team to start compiling your ideas for the home addition. From this point, our designers can start to plan your home addition. We will discuss all the details from design concepts to material selection in order to ensure all of the important details are addressed from starting construction. Having made all these considerations beforehand will make the design and building process as efficient as possible.

Designer working on new custom home

Thinking about key features to add

When you sit down with the talented designers at Nick’s Developments, you’ll get to go over specific features you’d like to add to your home addition renovation. Here are a few examples to get you started:

External features may include: Windows and doors, brick or stone siding, roofing, dormers, a vertical herb garden, lighting and so much more.

Internal features may include: Skylights, doors, fireplaces, flooring, shelving, plumbing or electrical, a spiral staircase, breakfast nooks, custom storage solutions, and many more items.

Should you build up or out for your house extension?

When adding an addition to your home, you can either build up or build out and the right choice is different for every homeowner depending on a multitude of factors including budget, space, and local bylaws.

If you build up, you’ll need an engineer to see if your current foundation can support one new floor or multiple new floors — or if underpinning will be required to ensure your home’s current footings can hold up your planned addition.

Meanwhile, building out is another great option for adding some square footage to your home. However, this almost always means that you’ll be losing some space on your property, and that’s usually the backyard.

Finally, no matter what you choose, whether it’s up or out, you want it to be a seamless-looking addition that blends in with existing materials. Failing to consider this could lead to an unsightly appearance and decreased resale value.

Think about budget

When it comes to renovation projects, a home addition can be among the most costly undertakings, so as you’re taking time to craft your budget, ask yourself these questions:

  • Can I afford to do this and will it take away from any of my current lifestyle preferences?
  • How are other renovated houses performing on the market in my area?
  • How confident am I that I will get a good return on my investment when I go to sell?
  • How long do I want to stay in my current home?

Renovating homeowners are often advised to anticipate the best outcomes while preparing for unforeseen challenges. In the midst of demolition or construction, unexpected complications can arise, leading to an increase in the overall project expenses. Therefore, we suggest allocating an additional 20% as a contingency fund in your final estimation. This way, you will be adequately prepared to tackle any obstacles that may arise during the process.

In terms of financing your new home addition, the bank will typically make a loan that’s tacked onto your mortgage. The more equity in your home and the more cash you have for a down payment, the more they will lend to you. Banks will also consider how likely you are to recoup the costs of the renovation when you move to sell.


Yes, every major home renovation project in the City of Toronto requires a permit before construction can commence. You need to submit your design to officials who have to see if your addition meets all zoning and bylaw requirements for your particular area. You will also be prompted to pay a fee. At Nick’s Developments, we take care of all these considerations for you, offering you a stress-free renovation experience from beginning to end.

There are so many factors to consider and every project is unique. At Nick’s Developments, we do our very best to provide you with an accurate timeline before construction begins. But in general, a single room addition or bump out could take several weeks and up to a couple of months. But if you are adding multiple rooms or an entirely new story, this could take anywhere from 6 months to a year.

At Nick’s Developments, we do our very best to accommodate the schedule and preferences of our valued clients, however, some projects are more intensive than others. In some cases, you may be able to stay in your home during renovations. In that case, we work closely with you to make it the best experience possible. If you are going for a more heavy-duty, larger renovation, again, we will work closely with you to seek out alternative accommodations.

Nick’s Developments does not finance home renovations directly. Speak with your preferred bank, money lender, or mortgage broker to get estimates and discover more information about whether you are eligible to borrow money to complete your desired home renovation project.

Our response times are the best in the business.

You won’t find a builder that gets back to you faster than we do. We update your build progress daily. You can access your build status at any time. We also use a communication platform to stay connected with you. This platform allows us to share important files and data, and it allows you to provide us feedback and ask questions.

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Nicks Developments Project of House Addition in Toronto

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There are no obligations tied to this consultation. As premier Toronto custom home builders this is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to ask questions. At this stage its all about understanding and capturing your vision. There are no up-front costs either and the fixed-price proposal is entirely free. We’ll get to discuss your build in detail and take measurements to ensure we can provide an accurate estimate.

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