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The Basement as an In-Law-Suite

As assisted living costs continue to rise, many aging Canadians are choosing to live with their grown children. It’s an affordable option and contributes to a senior’s emotional well-being by allowing him/her to be surrounded by family. Rather than inhabiting the spare bedroom, these retirees are moving into private In-Law-Suites. Sometimes called a granny suite or a multigenerational unit, an …

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Create a Designer Laundry Room in your Basement

In many homes the basement is an infrequently used space where you find seldom used sports equipment, an oversize chest freezer, out of season clothes, and broken articles waiting for repair. Why not make this area work for you. Create a designer laundry room in your basement and actually enjoy the process of spotting, washing, drying, folding and ironing! There …

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Mistakes to Avoid When Developing your Basement

Finishing your basement boosts the resale value of your home and increases your family’s living space. You can add an entertainment room, home office, playroom, or a “granny suite.” You could even create a man cave! No wonder many people are eager to improve their subterranean space. Before you pick up a hammer and begin renovating, there are things to …

Is My Basement Suite Legal?

You created a basement suite as a source of supplemental income, to help pay off your mortgage, offset your property taxes, accommodate visitors, or as a home for your adult child or elderly parent. The question you need to ask now: “Is my basement suite legal?” Legal basement suites are built after all necessary permits are acquired and in compliance …