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Modern Carriage Houses

Unlock the Potential of Your Property with a Carriage Home

Are you eager to boost your property value or explore a new income stream for your household? Carriage houses have emerged as a trendy choice for homeowners seeking versatility and added functionality. As you consider this exciting project, we understand that questions may arise. To assist you, we've compiled answers to some commonly asked questions.

Commonly Asked Questions

1: What is a Carriage House?
Also known as a garden house, a carriage house is a compact, secondary dwelling located on a property. It adheres to specific size and height guidelines in relation to the primary home.

2: Carriage House vs. Secondary Suite: What's the Difference?
While a secondary suite is a self-contained dwelling within an existing home, a carriage house is a separate structure. Secondary suites have their own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and living area. Both are restricted in size based on the square footage of the main house.

3: Who Can Inhabit a Carriage House?
Carriage homes offer flexibility in occupancy. Homeowners commonly build carriage houses for:

  • Aging parents: Providing independent living space while staying close.
  • Adult children: Transitioning to an empty nest while keeping the kids nearby.
  • Guests: Offering a private retreat for short or extended stays.
  • Tenants: Generating rental income by leasing the property.

4: Zoning for Carriage Houses: What You Need to Know
To determine if your property is zoned for a carriage house, it's advisable to contact your local building department.

5: Monthly Rental Charges: What's Realistic?
Research the local rental market to establish reasonable monthly rent for your carriage house. Consider factors such as financing, utility inclusions, and property taxes.

6: Property Value Increase: A Smart Investment
Many homeowners witness their property values soaring, often exceeding the costs of constructing a carriage house.

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There is a lot to know about Carriage Homes, bylaws and zoning vary between municipalities and rural location. We specialize in carriage homes and get you set up for success.

Ready to embark on your project? Our skilled sales team is ready to assist you in bringing your carriage house vision to life. Contact our office at 250.766.2214 to get started!

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