Enhance Your Single Detached Home

With a surge in demand for multi-generational living and income-generating opportunities, converting your basement into a secondary suite is not just a trendy concept; it’s a smart investment in your property and family’s lifestyle. Continue reading to learn more about Activa’s Secondary Suite options:

What is a Secondary Suite?

At Activa, you have the option to upgrade your Single Detached home into a Secondary Suite. This means your basement will be converted into a separate apartment-like style with its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and living areas. This allows for a level of independence and privacy for both the primary household and the occupants in the basement.

Expand Your Living Space

As families grow, so does the need for additional living space. Converting your basement into a suite can be a cost-effective way to expand your home without the need for major structural changes. It allows your family members to have their own private space while remaining closely connected. The newly created suite can include a bedroom, bathroom, living area, and a small kitchen and dinette, providing all the amenities for a comfortable and independent lifestyle.

Maximize Rental Potential

In an era where demand for rental properties is on the rise, transforming your basement into a suite can serve as a successful source of income. Whether you’re looking to rent it out on a long-term basis or utilize platforms like Airbnb for short-term rentals, the additional revenue can significantly contribute to your household’s financial stability.

Increase your Property Value

Adding a suite to your Single Detached home can substantially increase its market value. A well-designed and beautifully finished basement suite appeals not only to potential buyers but also to appraisers. It sets your property apart from others and becomes a major selling point, ensuring a higher return on your investment.

PLUS, you may be able to qualify for a larger mortgage through your bank by letting them know your home will have a secondary suite!

The Maystream basement

At Activa, we have multiple floorplans that feature the option to upgrade your basement into a Secondary Suite. Click here to learn more.


At Activa, we believe in transforming dreams into reality. Our team of experienced professionals is equipped to guide you through the entire process, from conceptualization to construction, ensuring that your basement suite meets the highest standards of functionality and aesthetics.

Your Design Studio Experience

Setting a budget for your upgrades is essential as you start planning for your Materials and Finishes Appointment and gathering inspiration for what you want your home to look like. At the Activa Design Studio, we offer high-end features and finishes that come standard for you to choose from and upgraded options to take your home to the next level. Setting a budget will allow our team members to present options that fit this.

The Design Studio is an exciting experience, but we want to ensure you stay within what you can afford. You can learn more tips on preparing for your visit in our Design Studio Selection blog.