Expanding your home means making a number of important decisions – but if you’ve got the space, building a guest house or guest suite can be an excellent investment both financially and in your enjoyment of your home. A guest house or guest suite can be attached to the main building or separate, and typically acts as a self-contained unit in many ways – it will usually have a bedroom and bathroom, and sometimes a kitchenette or living area too. Get a free estimate to design & Build a guest home to accommodate your guests with our experts at Greater Toronto Contractors. When it comes to building a guest suite to please and last, a design is the best place to start.
Built away from the main house, a detached guest house gives both parties extra privacy, and can be a great choice when you can’t easily extend the main building.
Detached guest houses have many uses – as well as hosting friends or family for short trips, a detached guest house makes a great home office, studio or hobby space, allowing you to create a distance between the two, enhancing productivity. They can also easily be rented out, providing an extra income stream.
Guest suites or guest houses attached to the main building allow you to have a secondary living space close at hand. This is ideal for creating a situation where there is closeness and also independence, perhaps for an adult child living at home, an elderly relative or to make space for a live-in nanny or carer.
Like detached guest houses, guest suites can also be rented out, and with the strong Toronto housing market, many people have benefited from this type of investment. Naturally, guest suites work just as well for visiting family and friends – giving them a little more independence, which can be ideal when your guests include early-waking toddlers, boisterous teenagers and other night owls. Attached guest suites are also a great way to house close family and friends.
Adding a guest house, whether attached or detached, is an investment in your home, and one which can pay off in more ways than the merely financial. Creating a guest suite can give you more space immediately, and also allow you to plan for the future. The potential of a guest suite is endless, and an investment while building a home addition can give you more choices down the line. Adding an extra bathroom or kitchenette may give you more space to entertain, providing the additional kitchen storage you’ve been longing for or an extra refrigerator to use during busy entertaining seasons. Greater Toronto Contractors are home construction experts specializing in home additions.