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Build a Garage Suite in Edmonton

The Attractive Selling Points of Garage Suites

Garage suites are an amazing innovation in the world of income suites. Building a garage suite in Edmonton provides a space for rental income, small home businesses, an in-law suite, or a cozy hideaway! 

Garage suites are a form of micro home where a complete home is built with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, etc. atop a detached garage.

In Edmonton, the largest garage suites are able to be 1399 square feet and up to two storeys high! This provides an amazing, additional living space on your property that you can use for rental income or as an extra suite for your own use! The City of Edmonton has moved towards urban planning that reduces sprawl and increases density, and as such has made building garage suites far more accessible. 

Woman with his Golden Labradoodle dog reading at home Une femme avec son chien Golden Labradoodle en train de lire à la maison.
garage suites icon Icône représentant un appartement au-dessus du garage.
Garage suites offer several advantages
you can’t find in any other rental suite.

The primary advantages are the natural light and fresh air available in a garage suite, since the suite is above ground, which provides both mental and physical health benefits. There is no comparison to the full-size, above ground windows available in a garden suite. Many garden suites also have a walkout balcony attached to their suite, this allows for sitting outside, additional fresh air, and even optional barbecues.

Garage suites are a popular option in Village at Griesbach as many of the lots in the community are zoned to allow building garage suites.

A fantastic bonus to building a garage suite in Griesbach is you can add it into your building contract with your builder! This means that the cost of building a garage suite is wrapped into your mortgage, and as soon as your new home is ready to move into, so too will the garage suite!

Making the decision to add a garden suite from the beginning saves you a significant amount of money in the process, as it’s designed into the original garage plans.

Along with that, Village at Griesbach’s famous One And Done pricing the added work and expenses are made far less complicated. If you’re thinking about developing an income property into your house at Griesbach, you should definitely consider a garage suite!

Three of Griesbach’s select builder group offer the option of garage suits. Concept Homes and Pacesetter Homes both sell laned and attached garage homes, where garage suites can be added to laned homes. Impact Homes sells all laned homes in Griesbach.

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Benefits of Building a Garage Suite

There are so many benefits to building garage suites! Here are some of Griesbach’s top benefits:

1. Provides a healthy and private living space for your tenants.

2. Rental income allows you to pay off your mortgage faster.

3. Building suites on your property reduces urban sprawl and increases the diversity of a community

4. Garage suites are fantastic for people interested in multigenerational living

5. The suites are incredibly versatile and can be used for a small business, home office, rental property, guest house, and more!

6. The rental space provides affordable housing, an essential part of every community. 

7. They are an attractive addition to your lot that meet all of Griesbach’s architectural guidelines. 

FAQ about Garage Suites:

The cost of building a garage suite varies on the size, location, and lot. Garage suites tend to cost around $175000 to build in Edmonton.

Your preferred builder will be able to point you in the direction of all available lots that are zoned for a garage suite! Alternatively, you can use the Village at Griesbach lot map to find a lot you love, and ask that builder if you can build a garage suite on it!

The City of Edmonton recently passed a bylaw allowing some lots to have three legal suites, the main home, a basement suite, and a garage suite. Ask your builder if this is an option for your lot!

When you build a garage suite in Village at Griesbach, your garage suite will be wrapped into your overall build costs! That means the cost of the garage suite will be a part of your mortgage.

Some garage suite styles allow you to build a working garage next to or underneath the suite. Ask your builder if that is an option for you!

Yes! Garage suites are legal suites that, when built to code, allow you to collect rent and legally rent out the space. 

The City of Edmonton recently removed requirements for providing a parking space for tenants, so if you don’t think you’ll have a parking space available but still want an income suite, that’s okay!

Garage suites are environmentally friendly as they improve urban planning by reducing the amount of urban sprawl and providing rental spaces where there might not have been any. Having rental spaces and increased density in mature neighbourhoods is great for the environment as well as the community!