Additional Dwelling Units

If you’re interested in adding an Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) to your property, we’d be happy to provide information and answer any questions you may have.

An ADU can provide several benefits, such as extra living space for family members, a way to generate income through renting, or to increase the value of your property.

We can guide you through the entire process, from design to construction. We can also provide insight into any regulatory requirements you’ll need to navigate.

Contact us today to start exploring your options and taking steps towards your ADU goals.









Additional Dwelling Units Uniquely Designed to Meet Your Individual Needs

The Innovative Group maintains a high standard of craftsmanship as one of Niagara’s premier custom home renovators. As a result, we continue to work with sub-trades that carry the same level of standards. We pay attention to the fine details that matter while renovating or building your custom home.

What Are The Benefits of A.D.U.'s ?

Secondary units, familial suites, basement lodgings, and interior domicile quarters within a residence, or situated in an auxiliary edifice like a garage. These supplementary living spaces are essentially autonomous, featuring a private kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area.

Renting out the ADU can provide a steady source of passive income, helping with mortgage payments and other expenses.

ADUs offer separate living quarters for family members, fostering both privacy and close proximity.

ADUs create more affordable housing options, as they are often more cost-effective than standalone homes.


ADUs address housing shortages by using existing infrastructure, supporting sustainable growth in established communities.

ADUs can serve as rental units, guesthouses, home offices, studios, or short-term rentals, adding versatility to the property.

Renting out an ADU to local workers can potentially reduce commuting distances and associated traffic congestion.

What Are Additional Dwelling Units (A.D.U.'s)?

ADUs can come in various forms, including:

  1. Secondary Suites or Basement Apartments: These are living spaces located within the primary residential structure, often in the basement or as a separate wing. They usually have their own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping areas.

  2. In-law Suites: Similar to secondary suites, in-law suites are designed to provide a separate living space for extended family members while allowing them to remain close to the main household.

  3. Detached ADUs: These are separate structures on the same property as the main house, such as converted garages, guest houses, or stand-alone units. They are fully self-contained and have all the necessary facilities for independent living.

An additional dwelling unit, often referred to as an ADU, can be a solution to various housing challenges, providing affordable housing options, allowing homeowners to generate rental income, and making more efficient use of existing infrastructure.

An ADU, is a self-contained living space within a property that is designed to accommodate the needs of a separate household.

ADUs are commonly found on the same lot as a primary residential structure, such as a house, and they provide a separate and independent living space for another individual or household. 

The Niagara Region is in the process of creating amendments to the official plan and zoning bylaws. These changes aim to expand the allowances for additional dwelling units.

Under the proposed amendments, one extra dwelling unit would be authorized within a primary house, while another would be allowed in a separate accessory structure, like a garage, situated on the same property.

When you choose The Innovative Group as your general contractor, you're choosing a partner dedicated to delivering quality, innovation, and value. We're fueled by a passion for pushing boundaries and turning your ideas into reality.


With over 15 years of experience, we can craft tailored solutions for our clients on a daily basis.


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“I work diligently day in and day out to be extremely detail-oriented over every task I oversee, in order to provide our clients with their project on-time and on-budget.”

Jeremy Goodmurphy, Owner


What People Are Saying About Us!

We first met with Jeremy to discuss our kitchen reno in the Spring of 2017. Immediately when we met him, we were impressed by his professionalism and breadth of knowledge. He was also kind enough to look at another issue in our house and instead of trying to get more business, he told us how to fix it ourselves. Once the renovation had started, The Innovative Group kept strictly to their timeline; no scheduled work was delayed, and.....

Mary & Jason
Niagara Falls

We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have The Innovative Group plan and complete our home renovation. From our first meeting I found Jeremy to be easy to talk to and very professional. He listened to our ideas and offered a lot of really good ideas of his own. We were provided with a very detailed quote that included a timeline of when we could expect each stage of the job to be completed. Jeremy and his crew were very respectful, organized and....

St Catharines

We were renovating the first floor of our house including the kitchen, dining room and bedroom as well as adding a bathroom, walk in closet and updating 2 more bathrooms. We had never gone through a renovation and didn’t know what to expect. We are so glad we hired The Innovative Group. We knew we wanted to hire Jeremy and his company 5 minutes after meeting him. Jeremy has a very personable, down to earth demeanour that made us trust him immediately. He explained the scope of ...


We have a few more projects for the future and will only consider The Innovative Group for the job!! Thank you Jeremy for making our dream come true!! If I could give you 110 stars I would!!



Pat & John
Niagara Falls