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Types of Additions

Custom Additions

A custom home addition is an addition to an existing home

A custom home addition is an addition to an existing home that is designed and constructed to the exact specifications of the homeowner. Custom home additions are becoming increasingly popular as homeowners look for ways to customize their living spaces. Adding an extra bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen can make a house feel more spacious and provide extra space for family and guests. Many custom home additions also include outdoor living spaces such as decks, patios, and gardens, allowing homeowners to create an area for entertaining and relaxing in the comfort of their own home. Home offices have also become popular additions, providing a separate space for work and study. Custom home additions can also be designed to match the existing structure of the home, allowing for a seamless transition between the new and existing space. No matter what your needs and desires, a custom home addition can make your home unique and provide the perfect space for you and your family.

Types of Home Additions

The most common type of custom home addition is a room addition. This can include adding extra bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces to your home. Other popular home additions include adding decks and patios for outdoor entertaining, sunrooms for extra light and fresh air, and creating a home office for work or study. Other custom home additions may include a larger kitchen, a mudroom, an attached garage, a media room, or a workshop. No matter what your needs, a custom home addition can be designed to meet them.

Benefits of Custom Home Additions

Increased Home Value

Custom home additions can significantly increase the value of your home. This can be a great way to get back some of the money that you put in to building the addition.

Increased Comfort and Livability

Depending on the type of addition you build, you can create an entirely new living space to enhance your home’s livability. This could include new bedrooms, bathrooms, or even outdoor living areas.

Increased Space

The most obvious benefit of custom home additions is that it provides you with additional living space. This can be especially helpful if you’re running out of space in your current home.


With custom home additions, you can build exactly what you want. This can give you the opportunity to customize your home the way you want it and make it uniquely yours.

In Ottawa, obtaining a building permit is a crucial step when planning a new addition to your home. A building permit ensures that the proposed construction meets the necessary building codes and safety standards, as well as adheres to local zoning bylaws. Magnolia Construction will help you apply for a building permit for your Custom Additions. We will submit detailed plans and specifications of the proposed addition to the City of Ottawa’s Building Services department.