A staple of many renovations, basement and in-law suites are often the financial backbone of many projects we’re involved with. Often triggered by the need to support a family member or obtain some additional income, there’s only one type of suite allowed in single family homes – secondary suites. If your adding a second kitchen or a laundry facility; no matter whom you’re making it for, it’s a secondary suite.
Basement suite design (or secondary suite design) & construction go one of two ways. Firstly it can be very simple to complete within your current as-built conditions with limited renovations and little collateral work.
On the other hand, it’s not uncommon for there to be a number of technical and design limitations that can be overcome but with invasive and expensive renovations.
Structural modifications, changes to heating systems, window resizing and relocation, smoke detractors and electrical upgrades are common for more invasive basement suite renovations.