Sometimes, you just need a little something extra
Done right, home additions enable spaces to actively respond to their occupants rather than turning them into house hunters – a daunting prospect in Toronto. Case in point, these homeowners had different problems, but all of them stumbled upon the same solution: build more house.
Too many family members, too little room. A two-tone addition courtesy of Reigo & Bauer increased access to an oft-used downstairs shower while also transforming the dining room into a double-height space with abundant natural light.
Buffeted by traffic noise, architect Joey Giaimo built a blue-steel-clad addition that pulls triple duty onto his family’s home. In addition to dampening the racket outside, it also houses a kids’ playroom and lends some distinctive curb appeal.
Behind a King West Victorian, a functional, airy addition designed by Betsy Williamson of Williamson Williamson provides enough space for both a home office and personal pilates studio — all without disturbing the character of the street.