Basements are full of utility for homeowners, and at Kitchener Basement Contractors our basement interior design expertise has helped many homes reach their full potential. Some people choose to convert their basements into an office, a gym, or an extra playroom for the children – others choose to go down to the route of second suites. The benefits of second suites are substantial in terms of quality of life, capital gain, and home versatility. We’ve installed these fixtures plenty of times, and our customers have always been thrilled with the results. To find out how second suites can benefit you and your homes, please read on!
What Exactly Are Second Suites?
Second suites are generally defined as a separate residence inside a single, totally detached home. It needs to have its own sleeping, kitchen, and bathroom amenities – so ultimately it needs to be self sufficient. The majority of second suites are situated in the basement, but some people do have second suites in their gardens, attached to their garages, or in an annex. These areas are typically either rented out or used by other family members, and the versatility of the space, and the value it can bring to your home, is simply staggering.
When you invest in a second suite, you’re not just getting a new space in your home, you’re getting serious value. The addition of a second suite will cause a dramatic lift in the valuation of your home, so the immediate return on investment is excellent. It will also give you the option of creating a secondary revenue stream on top of your job, as you can rent out the space over the year. This is advantageous, as well, because you can deal with all the maintenance and landlord issues without having to think about another site.
One benefit of choosing to install a second suite is the adaptability and flexibility of the arrangement. If you want the added revenue, you can rent it out – they’re popular with renters because they’re private and usually in established neighbourhoods near amenities – but it also gives you more manoeuvrability with your family. If you have children in adolescence and beyond, it can be a good space for them to move into before leaving the nest properly. They’re also effective for housing elderly relatives once they’re no longer able to live on their own. Whatever purpose you’re thinking of, our basement apartment design is second to none, and can come up with a solution for you.
Planning & Installation
Whether you’re looking to install a second suite in your current basement, you’re beginning a new build and have this in mind, or you’re looking to add a basement second suite to your property which doesn’t have an existing basement, we are the construction company for you. Our expertise in basement design, waterproofing, and installation make us the ideal candidate to take on this work for you. We’ll give you a comprehensive service from conception to installation, and you can rest easy once we’re on the job. Get in touch with our team today so we can bounce around some basement ideas for your second suite!