1. Basement suite:
The basement suite is one of the most common and in-demand suites to add to your house. A basement suite can also be completely separated from the main house with its own entryway or it can be integrated with the house. Most people make basement suites for their own family members or as a separate entertainment corner of their house, while others rent the suite to close friends and family. A basement suite is a complete dwelling option with its own kitchen, bath, living room and bed. It is important however to check the use land bylaws of your city before construction.
2. Carriage house:
In the old days, a carriage house was a house built above a horse stable. Even when the horses got replaced with cars and stables with garages, the concept and the name remained the same. Modern day carriage houses are the ones that are built above the garage. The space offers a large living area with a separate bath and bedroom. People use carriage houses as a guesthouse or to rent it to people who live alone. It also offers great parking options.
Cottages are detached tiny houses built near the main house. If you have a large backyard that can accommodate a tiny house with its own bed, bath and kitchen facilities, then you can easily get one built. Residents of the Calgary area need a building permit before taking such action. Cottages are excellent for renting as they are very much in demand. Cottages are often associated with warm, cozy and luxurious dwellings and they offer a good rental income. Most families use their cottages as an extension of their own house or to accommodate their own married children.
When two houses are merged into one, it makes a Duplex. Duplexes are large and allow many families to live in it; one or two at the very least. Most duplexes contain double decks and double garages to accommodate both families. A duplex increases the house’s value and serves as an excellent source of income with its detailed facilities and complete accommodations.
If you are living in the Calgary area, make sure that your suites comply with the current land rule bylaws and provincial building codes. Also, hire contractors who are proficient in their job and are well aware of the housing rules of Calgary.