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Did you know you can give your home a house lift?

Renovation often implies making something better by tweaking its existing design. But at DeGroot Custom Homes, they redefine this term. They don't just elevate homes, they elevate expectations.

Here are two of their unique house lift projects which pushed the boundaries of traditional renovations.

2685 Ethel Street: A strategic lift

In the heart of Kelowna sat a house that held potential. The homeowners of the property at 2685 Ethel Street were at their wits' end after numerous failed attempts to sell their home.

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The lot, despite its RU6 designation which permits the construction of a carriage home, was a hard sell due to its corner location and the existing rancher’s placement.

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DeGroot Custom Homes were up to the challenge of creating a space that could accommodate a carriage house, and their solution was innovative – lift the house, but also move it. A simple vertical lift would have transformed it into a two-story structure with the same setbacks.

Their plan was executed to perfection, resulting in a home that doubled in size, now boasting a legal one-bedroom, one-bathroom suite and a completely revamped exterior.

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What was once a single garage is now a double, topped by a rooftop patio. This transformation not only provided the homeowners with a larger, upgraded space but also enhanced the property's market value.

1430 Blue Ridge Road: Doubling down on space

Spotting a house lift project done by Degroot Custom Homes in the Lower Mission, the homeowners of 1430 Blue Ridge Rd saw an opportunity to transform their own home.

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With a growing family that partially worked from home and two almost teenage kids, they needed more space. Rather than going through the hassle of moving, they chose to invest in their existing house.

Again, they rose to the challenge. Keeping the existing foundation, they expanded vertically, doubling the size of the house. The exterior got a fresh look, and the entrance was reimagined to provide a grand welcome.

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Modern heating and cooling systems were installed along with upgraded plumbing and electrical systems, creating a home that's not just bigger, but better.

An overhead garage and workshop catered to the owners' specific needs, while a new basement rec room and craft room provided the kids with their much-needed space.

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One of the standout features of this renovation was the upgraded outdoor living area. A covered deck with a wood-finished vaulted ceiling and composite deck boards now invites the family to enjoy the beautiful Kelowna weather.

At DeGroot Custom Homes, they see beyond the confines of traditional renovations. The projects at 2685 Ethel St. and 1430 Blue Ridge Rd. underline their commitment to innovative solutions and ability to cater to unique client needs. It's not just about the homes they transform, but the lives that are lived within them.

If you're interested in a house lift, renovation or new build, visit their website or give them a call at 250-258-9701.

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