Add Space Without Losing Your Yard
If you’ve outgrown your home but can’t find a suitable house in the current market, you might consider adding a carriage house, or you could look at moving up: double your square footage without changing your footprint. With a MAC Renovations house lift, you can add a lower level to get the room you need without leaving the neighbourhood you love.
There are many great reasons to do a house lift in Victoria, and our MAC Renovation design team can help you essentially create a new house under your current home, with important features, like seismic and structural updates, to give you and your family safety and room to grow. Our professional crew will integrate your existing structure with the new, making it look like it was built like that from the start.
Before beginning a project designed to improve your energy efficiency, we recommend you complete an energy audit from a certified professional. A home energy evaluation starts with a measurement of how much air is escaping from your home. This gives us a starting point to build a plan to minimize your energy use. It’s a great way to get the best results in your renovation, and it’s usually a requirement in order to qualify for some of the rebates available through BC Hydro and FortisBC. Once we’ve completed the renovations and made the necessary improvements, you can do a follow-up audit to see exactly how much tighter your home is.
Lifting your home involves a layer of complexity that goes far beyond adding supports and footers. Landscaping, electrical, plumbing, siding, and windows are all considerations, and we’ll need to ensure we factor them into your lift strategy. There are other concerns that our design-build team will help with, including permitting and inspection, as well as creating a design to give you the new square footage while ensuring your home matches the rest of the homes in your neighbourhood.