burnaby laneway homes

What to Do Before Building a Laneway House or Garden Suite

What to Do Before Building a Laneway House or Garden Suite

Owning a home can be pricey, especially in urban cities. So, it makes sense that more property owners are getting creative about monetizing their space. Enter laneway homes and garden suites, a growing trend among Canadians who are looking to create more housing space for their families or generate rental income. Thinking of creating or…

They enjoyed the laneway home so much, their plan changed …

They enjoyed the laneway home so much, their plan changed …

By Georgie Binks Special to the Star Saturday, March 16, 2024 Garden Laneway House in Toronto’s west end inspired homeowners and architects to design something special for the residence. Architect Betsy Williamson explains: “We aligned the south-facing window of the second-floor living room with the driveway to give the owners a view and connection to the street.”…

New standardized designs will help build more homes quicker

New standardized designs will help build more homes quicker

BC Gov News News Release Victoria Thursday, November 16, 2023, 10:15 AM Homeowners and builders will soon be able to develop new housing quicker and with less cost as the Province works to create new standardized designs for small-scale, multi-unit homes, such as townhomes, triplexes and laneway homes. “In Order To address our housing crisis, we must use…

Burnaby approves Laneway Homes and Secondary Suites in Semi-Detached Homes

Burnaby approves Laneway Homes and Secondary Suites in Semi-Detached Homes

Last updated: September 12, 2023 On September 18, the City of Burnaby will begin accepting applications for laneway homes and secondary suites in semi-detached homes. These new-to-Burnaby housing types will expand the options available to homeowners and renters alike, without fundamentally changing the character of the city’s residential neighbourhoods. Both laneway homes and suites in semi-detached…