What Is a Garden Suite?

A garden suite is a self-contained secondary home that shares the lot with the primary residence. Garden homes typically have their own entrance, kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living room, which allows them to function as an independent living space. Depending on the homeowner’s needs and the space available, garden homes may be a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom layout with one or two floors. The benefits of a garden home include:

  • Providing extra space for adults, children, guests, or a rental tenant
  • Supporting older relatives while they maintain their independence
  • Increasing the value of the primary home

What Are the Size Requirements of Garden Suites in Toronto?

Garden suites in Toronto can occupy 20% of your property’s total space. The main floor cannot exceed 60 m2 (645 ft2) or the smaller of 40% of the rear yard.

On average, garden homes are between 950 and 1100 ft2, when the living space is distributed over two floors. Garden homes are subject to a maximum height restriction of approximately 19 ft and 8 inches.

Garden Home Builders

As a top home builder in the Greater Toronto Area, we are knowledgeable of the city’s zoning regulations, building codes, and homeowner association requirements. Our beautifully crafted garden homes are the ideal solution to increase property value, accommodate additional family members, and generate rental income. When you choose Lumara Homes to build your garden suite in Toronto, you receive a guarantee of:

  • Design-build services for seamless and efficient pre-construction management
  • Team of top talent who work together effectively
  • Construction management with a dedicated on-site project manager
  • Guidance to maximize the use of your budget and available space
  • Clear timelines aligning design and development for swift project progress
  • Design alignment to ensure the important features fit your budget and priorities
  • Post-construction care through Lumara Home Care

Building Garden Suites

Moving forward with your garden suite plans is an exciting and rewarding endeavour, especially with Lumara Homes. Our straightforward and full-service process ensures a seamless and hassle-free experience for our clients.

There are three key stages involved:

Our team sits down with you to gain an understanding of your unique needs, goals, and vision for the project. We discuss the available space, desired functionality, and design preferences.

Our in-house design team will work on the layout, materials, and aesthetics of your garden home design to ensure it meets your needs and complements your existing home. We will provide detailed garden suite plans and renderings for visualization.

Lumara Home’s skilled builders and tradespeople will execute the design, adhering to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. We manage all aspects of the project, from permits and inspections to final touches and cleanup.

Let’s Start on Your Toronto Garden Suite Plans

We uphold a consistent commitment to transparency, effective communication, and customer satisfaction throughout the entire process, from the first consultation to the last day of clean-up. Don’t wait to explore the benefits of a garden suite from Lumara Homes. Contact us today to learn more about our garden suite design options, pricing, and construction timelines.

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