Three types of legal suites for your home

Building a secondary suite in Edmonton has many benefits. It will increase the value of your property and add more liveable space. In some cases, a secondary legal dwelling can offer an additional revenue stream. That income can help pay off your mortgage or other expenses.

Thorstein Construction Ltd. offers a complete range of home renovation services, including basement development. They share three legal secondary suites they can build on your property.

In-law suites

Multigenerational homes are becoming more common nowadays. If you’d like to welcome in-laws, adult children, or other family members into your home but still want privacy and independence, an in-law suite is a solution.

Thorstein Construction Ltd. can help you work through the permits and paperwork to create a legal suite renovation plan. Then, they can take care of the work so you can enjoy living together (seperately) with family.

Income suite

An income suite is a smart way to use your property to earn additional income. For some, it could help pay the mortgage faster. Or, it might help you achieve the lifestyle you want with the extra money coming in. In addition, a secondary suite in the basement will increase property value and attract investors if and when you decide to sell your home.

Thorstein Construction Ltd. will help create a design plan for your secondary suite that complies with the City of Edmonton bylaws. They’ll also help you choose layouts and materials that attract quality tenants.

Building a legal suite

A secondary suite built solely for additional income must comply with the City of Edmonton’s secondary suite bylaws. For example, it must have compliant HVAC system, electrical and plumbing. In addition, any bedroom must have a legal egress window to act as a fire escape.

If your home currently has a suite in the basement, it might not be considered legal. For example, it may not have proper permits or be built in an area of the city where secondary suites aren’t permitted. Or perhaps they were built legally at the time but are no longer compliant with the current building code.

Thorstein Construction can inspect your existing suite to see what it requires to be brought up to the current code. Then, they can create a design plan that meets your requirements and is fully legal.

Basement Renovations in Edmonton

Thorstein Construction Ltd. offers renovation and construction services for interior and exterior projects. Their general contracting services include in-house carpentry from red-seal qualified/trained craftsmen, free consultations, and design services. They are passionate about what they do, which is why they continually strive to improve the quality of our products and services in any way they can. Whether you want to build a secondary suite or renovate your basement or another part of your house, Thorstein Construction can help!

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