Edmonton homeowners are buying into Garage and Garden suites in a big way.
Since 2011, there have been nearly 350 permits in the city of Edmonton issued for the additional living spaces. (Click here to read article)
Many older style homes have garages in the back that can be turned into extra valuable living space. Garage suites are a quick and easy way to add extra square footage and can provide additional income as an investment property in your backyard as an option.
The build process of a garage suite is convenient as the client can remain living in the main house while the new suite is being built.
Our design team can help you design a garage with living quarters that encompasses everything you envision.
Research shows that when people live close to the work they love, instead of having a long commute back and forth, they are generally happier and healthier – creating an office about a garage means you are just a few steps away to start you work day. It provides a work/life balance with a timeline that’s catered to you. Design a customized space that perfectly suits your lifestyle and meets your needs.
• relatively inexpensive housing option for elderly parents, disabled persons or young family members.
• a senior could move to the garden suite from their previous dwelling – freeing up equity, extending independent living, and increasing companionship, security, and support.
• garage and garden suites are connected to the services of the main dwelling and wouldn’t require the purchase of additional land.
• if rental income is received, garage and garden suites can act as a “mortgage helper” to homeowners.
Local bylaws have been evolving over the past years allowing more flexibility in designing and constructing garage suites. Click here to read more on St. Albert Bylaws.
Garage suites are a great investment, but if you are not prepared, they can be intrusive and expensive. Call a professional garage suite builder such as Stonecore Homes today. 780.691.5233 or email us at: email@example.com