Master Design Award: Room Additions Over $250,000

Room Addition Over $250,000


Men At Work Contractors, Toronto

  • Project name: 48 Hogarth Ave.
  • Location: Toronto
  • Square footage before: 300
  • Square footage after: 330
  • Cost: $300,000

Most remodellers have encountered poor renovation work that needed to be completely undone. Such was the cause with a 1980s addition that left kitchen and back room a maze of doors and poorly placed columns. Men At Work Design Build of Toronto reconfigured a set of basement stairs and added a simple one-story room addition with no obstructions front to back. Cabinets were reconfigured to add space. But the key development was a set of floor to ceiling glass doors that can open completely out onto a deck at the same level. The connection between indoor and outdoor space is seamless with the doors open, and the back of the house is light filled and spacious when the doors are closed.