Legal Basement Second Suites

You have probably heard in the news that Ontario does not have sufficient housing units, and that part of the political response is to encourage homeowners to create legal second suites in their homes. The cost of renting apartments has increased significantly in the last few years, and currently, in Barrie, a two-bedroom apartment may rent for $2,000 per month. When we see the impact that inflation is having on the cost of living, it is not hard to understand why so many people are building legal second suites in their basements. Since you are reading this, you may well be one of the many who are investigating how to go forward. It may be that a legal second suite could provide income exceeding the monthly mortgage payments.

In-Law Suites and Basement Apartments

We recommend that you find out what the local building department requires to be done. We have links on the Resources page that will guide you to the appropriate information on the regulations and on the permits required. There are important issues to be resolved on fire-proofing codes, electrical and plumbing problems. It is important that you know the facts and that you talk to a knowledgeable and experienced contractor. Paul’s Contracting is the partner you need in this project. The most important word in ‘legal second suites’ is ‘legal.’ Often there will be an opportunity to design and build a separate entrance from the outside to the second suite. We know how to do that.

It may be that you have space that can be converted easily to meet code and the legal requirements. Or, it may be that you have an unfinished basement, and you might want to design new features in addition to a legal second suite. When you partner with Paul’s Contracting, you are working with a company that has been recognized by Trusted Pros as Barrie’s Best Bathroom Renovator for nine years in succession. We are a partner you can trust.


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We have successfully completed hundreds of bathroom renovations of all kinds. Our goal is to design and deliver a bathroom you will be proud of.

Basement Finishing

We measure your existing space with laser accuracy and then prepare a 2D or 3D design to help you visualize the best layout for your needs.

Legal Second Suites

Are you thinking of investing in your home to generate rental income? Many homeowners are able to convert their basement into a legal, second suite.

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    For over 14 years we have worked closely with hundreds of clients to deliver complete satisfaction. Paul’s Contracting has earned the Trusted Pros award for Best Bathroom Renovator in Barrie every year for the last nine years and we enjoy a customer satisfaction rating of 4.7/5 from over 145 customer reviews.

    Pre-planning each project is crucial for success. We prepare a detailed work scope, show the tasks to be accomplished, detailed costs and payment schedules, and the expected time to complete the project.

    We are licensed and insured to work in your home. We use premium materials and we follow all recommended installation practices. We build to last and our renovations will provide many years of satisfaction and enjoyment.

    We would be thrilled to work with you on your next bathroom or basement home renovation project.


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