In A Tight Real Estate Market, Backyard Offices Can Help Make the Sale

In A Tight Real Estate Market, Backyard Offices Can Help Make the Sale
The Abode provides flexible extra living space with a minimal footprint and no permits required

Toronto ON – August 26, 2021 – The housing market is booming with bidding wars and many Canadians returning to urban centres where house selection and size can be limited. The Abode offers a functional solution for buyers who may love a house and location but need a little more usable space. An Abode can be installed in 5 weeks – about the time it takes to close your home – and only requires a 9 x 12 area on the property (less than the size of an average parking spot). The Abode makes it easy with no messy construction, contractors or permits required.

“It’s challenging for clients to find the perfect home,” said Stephanie Pilarski, award-winning residential realtor in York Region for Re/max Realtron Pilarski Realty Inc., Brokerage. “If you want a 4 bedroom, but your only options are 3 bedrooms, then adding a flexible use space like The Abode can be the perfect solution. You can use the extra space as an office, study space, workout room – it’s additional square footage, just steps away.”

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The Abode is an all-in-one solution that is rapid-built on-site using a modular system that ensures minimal disruption. The space is fully customizable providing unlimited functionality. 

“When the pandemic began, many of us made do with makeshift office space – at the kitchen table, in the basement, wherever we could find it,” said Craig Thompson, co-founder of The Abode. “The challenge was that the space wasn’t clearly defined so we kept dealing with distractions, interruptions and a work and home life that were no longer separated. The Abode provides a defined additional space that you can step into, and then step away, which can have a huge impact on productivity, as well as physical and mental well-being.”

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The Abode can be used year-round with full insulation and available HVAC providing all-season comfort. It can also be installed year-round, designed to be placed on a Helical Pile System that has a low environmental impact. Service is “white glove” with no mess, and installation and assembly ready in about 4 days. 

“When Craig and I started The Abode, we agreed that if we were going to create a space, steps away, we were going to do it right,” said Martin Muhs, co-founder, who is a designated Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with years in space design, construction and project management. “We’ve partnered with industry leading suppliers to deliver a superior space, that’s fast, easy and purposefully designed. Our technology package allows you to run everything from your phone – from lighting and HVAC, to security camera’s and even a sound system.”

standard Abode features premium modern LED lighting, shiplap walls, energy efficient windows, engineered plank flooring, aluminum siding and an ERV (energy recovery ventilator) air exchanger that brings in fresh air, all at a cost that is less than a downtown office parking space. Additional options are available including heated flooring, privacy window films and Smart Home Integration.

Abodes are also an ideal complement to your current home, an existing cottage property or can be the perfect getaway for a wilderness retreat. The Abode offers a complete Off the Grid Solar option for those who choose to further reduce their carbon footprint.

About The Abode

The name itself – abode – is a place you live. With the launch of The Abode, this definition has now expanded to a simple, seamless solution where you can not only live… but work, study, play, meditate, create or workout.

The Abode offers 3 Models with standard premium features, and numerous additional options and smart upgrades available. Design palettes included Contemporary, Signature and Traditional styles. The Abode team will help you create the perfect space that meets your functional needs and suits your personality and budget.

To learn more or get started designing your Abode, reach out today.


Media Contact:

Diane Slopek-Weber

Key Communications for The Abode


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