Compact Floor Plan Perfect for
Third Dwelling Unit

With recent changes to by-laws allowing for third dwelling units in Kingston Ontario, the popularity of additional dwelling units (ADUs) is on the rise, and we've got just the floor plan to help you make the most of this opportunity.

In this article we’re going to take a closer look at Plan #21-0091. So whether you're a property owner looking to add an additional unit or a family looking to give your young adult child some independent space, this floor plan is sure to meet your needs. Let's dive in and explore this unique plan!

About Plan #21-0091

The unique layout of Plan #21-0091 sets it apart from other options on the market. At just 642 square feet, this cozy house features two bedrooms and one bathroom. The bedrooms open up to an open-concept kitchen and living room and dining area, creating an inviting and spacious common area perfect for gathering with family and friends. Plus, you'll appreciate the convenience of a laundry closet and a small central room that can be used for anything you can imagine, even though it's compact in size.

One of the key features that makes this floor plan so unique is the abundance of large windows. With an emphasis on bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside, you'll love how the natural light and stunning scenery make this small house feel open and airy.

  • Master Bedroom: 11' - 1" x 9' - 10"
  • Bedroom: 11' - 1" - 9' - 0"
  • Kitchen: 7' - 4" x 11' - 6"
  • Living and Dining: 13' - 0" x 12' - 10"
Who Is This Floor Plan For?

Perhaps one of the best parts about this plan is how versatile it is. This floor plan can meet the needs of many different demographics.

Older Families

It's ideal for older families who may be looking for a little extra space to accommodate their changing needs. With a compact layout, this floor plan provides a comfortable and cozy living space that is easy to navigate, maintain, and clean. The lack of stairs also makes it ideal for residents who struggle with mobility.

Additional Dwelling Units

This plan is also a great choice for property owners who are looking to add a third additional dwelling unit to their property. The size makes it an ideal choice for a garden dwelling, as it can easily fit with limited space. And with its big windows that provide stunning views, your renters or guests will be able to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while still having all the comforts of a cozy and comfortable home.

Young Adults

One of the key advantages of our floor plan is its suitability for use as an additional dwelling unit (ADU), but why are we mentioning that again? Well, it’s because the compact size makes it a fantastic option for families who want to give their young adult children some independence—without breaking the bank.

Given the skyrocketing costs of housing and the general shortage of affordable living space in many cities, an ADU can be a great way to provide your adult children with a comfortable and independent living space, without having to worry about them struggling to make rent or living in an area that may not be the safest--and down the road, if they moved out, it could be used to generate additional income or as a caregiver suite.

By creating a separate living space for your adult children, you'll be giving them the chance to establish themselves and save money for their future—while still keeping them close to home. And since our floor plan is designed with their needs in mind, you can rest assured that they'll have everything they need to feel comfortable and independent.

Cottage / AirBnb

This floor plan is also perfect for those who are looking to create an Airbnb or a cozy cottage getaway. The open concept design provides plenty of space for guests to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the local area. And with two bedrooms and a central bathroom, it's perfect for small groups or families who want to enjoy some quality time together.

The large windows that allow for breathtaking views also make this small house the ideal choice for scenic areas. Imagine waking up to the sun rising over the water or enjoying a sunset while sitting on the stoop with a glass of wine. It's the perfect way to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and reconnect with nature.

Additionally, its small size makes it easy to maintain and keep clean, which is a big plus for busy Airbnb hosts. And for those who are looking to create a cottage getaway, it's the perfect size for a cozy and intimate retreat.

Key Advantages and Limitations

The only limitation is that the house is slab on grade, which means it needs to be built on a flat land. This is important to keep in mind when considering potential building sites, as a sloped or uneven property may require additional foundation work or grading.

Key Advantages

A key advantage of this small house is its small size, making it perfect as a garden dwelling or additional dwelling unit. It's a great way to maximize the space on your property, and it’s also a great way to break into the rental market without having to purchase another property.

While it's already designed to be compact and efficient, there are plenty of opportunities to expand or augment the space to suit your needs. For example, if you're interested in creating an additional unit on your property, you could add a walkout basement with exterior stairs to create a separate living space. This would provide even more living space and privacy for renters or guests and would allow you to maximize the potential of your property.

In Conclusion

Plan #21-0091 offers a unique and versatile floor plan suitable for various demographics, including older families, young adult children, property owners, and Airbnb hosts. Its compact size, large windows, and open concept design make it perfect for maximizing space and providing a cozy and comfortable living space.

Does Plan 21-0091 sound perfect for you?

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