Basement Suites

Home equity

create additional monthly income or host your loved one

There are many reasons homeowners add a legal suite to their home. A legal suite can add equity to your new home, help pay down your mortgage sooner, create additional monthly income, or add a space where a loved one can be close but still have their own space.

There are a few different things that need to happen when developing a basement to make it a legal basement suite.

Take all of this into consideration – adding a legal basement suite, the key word here being LEGAL, requires permits and regulations that must be followed. Building codes for windows and entrance ways need to be adhered to, and both development and building permits need to be granted before any kind of suite development can take place.

It can be a headache for you to try and get this done yourself, so let us do the legal legwork for you.

Why it’s worth hiring Ridgeline – As a General Contractor we how to build basement suites by the book, with no hidden surprises during construction. That means in no way will you receive a quote from us, only to be told midway through the project there’s going to be another cost. This is not what we do. What we do is we let you know exactly what to expect, and that’s why it’s worth hiring an honest team – we work with you, every step of the way.

Need some help getting started? Let’s have a meeting and go over what you want to get out of your new and legal basement suite. Whether it’s to help pay off your mortgage, or you want your loved one to live with you safely and comfortably while still in their own space, we’ve got you covered. 

Our Process

At Ridgeline Improvements, we start every project by getting to know you and the vision for your home. We find out what your dream outcome is, define your budget and work back to establish the best plan for your project.

Our first in person meeting with you will be in the comfort of your own home. We will discuss your renovation and what you would like to accomplish, we will review the space and scope of work with you and we will take measurements of the space to help us build our estimate.

After our first meeting we will do our research to build you an initial budget that reflects the renovation you are looking for. During the follow up meeting you will be presented with a detailed scope of work, preliminary budget and estimated timeline.

Once you have approved the initial budget for your renovation you will work with us to make the material selections for your renovation. You will be shown the finishes that fit with in your initial budget to help you stay on track.

Once you have made your final material selections we will review to ensure that you are still within your initial budget. If any of the material selections have pushed you over that initial budget price we will discuss and you will be presented with a final construction budget to approve. Once approved we will stick to our agreed upon price, unless you make changes to the scope of work during construction.

As soon as the renovation contract is signed we will begin ordering materials and arranging any engineered drawings or permits that may be required. While we are working hard behind the scenes to get your renovation up and running, you can kick back and relax, knowing you are in good hands.

At this point we are actively in your home working on your renovation. You will be provided with updates and weekly site meetings. As your project nears the end, we will arrange a walk through with you to review your renovation and answer any final questions you may have.