BENEFITS OF A GARAGE SUITE

Garden suites are quickly becoming more and more popular throughout Edmonton and the Province of Alberta.  With the City of Edmonton opening up new bylaws in mature neighborhoods, allowing more flexibility to build them, there are many ways a suite above a garage can be a worthwhile investment and benefit to the modern day family.

Extra Income

Comfortable, affordable housing is rare within the city of Edmonton. Adding a suite/condo above a garage has the potential to become an extra source of income for your family.  There are many students, single professionals or even young couples that are looking for a well priced, separate space that they can call home.  Imagine having a brand new, heated, 2 car garage or workshop that is 100% paid for by the renter above.  These suites are also eligible to receive a $20,000 grant from the City of Edmonton to offset the costs of the build.  To be directed to the City of Edmonton Cornerstone II grant click here.

Retirement Refuge

If you are a young family, how amazing would it be to have help with the kids at any time, only a few feet away?  Or to have a babysitter always on call?  If you are retired, how great would it be to always be close to the kids, but still have your own private space?  Or to know that someone is always close by if you need help with something?  A garage suite can fulfill all of those dreams. 

Privacy & Affordability

Basement suites are good, but there is always that worry about bothering the person below you or wondering if you are making too much noise. A loud renter can be an annoyance to you and your family as well.  The result is that your home doesn't really feel like your home.   Having a separate house as a rental is a great idea, but not always feasible for everyone due to cost or proximity.  A suite above a garage can solve all these problems.  Not only do you keep the privacy of your own home, you can also add usable square footage to it by developing the basement for your own uses.  A garage suite is also surprisingly affordable for a family who doesn't have a huge debt load. 

Perfect Guest Suite

 

If you are a family that loves to have family or guests stay a your house, a suite above a garage is the ideal space.  Your guests would have their own space, all to themselves with a separate entrance, their own washroom, kitchen, etc...  No matter how long they stay, your daily routine does not need to be disturbed.

Getaway from the Hustle

Do you need your own space?  Sometimes that makes all the difference.  A garage suite can be customized to be anything you want it to be, including a private space designed just for you.

Home Office

 

The world headquarters of your growing business could be situated right in your backyard with a heated, interior parking space to boot.  What could be better than that?  A garage suite can be adapted to meet any need whether it is an office, art studio, dance studio, hobby headquarters, or anything else you can dream up.

Do any of these feel like a good idea to you? Please contact us and we would be happy to set up a time to meet with you to discuss your needs and how we can help you.
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