Granny suite / Guides

A Vancouver laneway house
Flexible house design

Flexible house design

...granny suite if you planned ahead for a separate entrance and ran wires and pipes for a kitchenette and bathroom. If you anticipate different uses for a room, you might only have to make a cut in the drywall to find a stove plug, water lines and a drain. Compare this to ripping out walls and running new electrical an...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...granny suite would be, and during your build you can run the necessary plumbing and wiring, along with framing future door openings. So when that day comes, rather than a major disruptive renovation, you already have the infrastructure in place to create a new bathroom and kitchen. This can also be an excellent resal...