It’s natural to worry about your parents as they get older. That’s why some homeowners have an in-law suite addition built in their home. An in-law suite addition is essentially a small home within your house (usually the basement or the garage) for your parents. It can also be a standalone building that’s slightly separated from the main household.
What are the essential features in an in-law suite addition?
1. Separate Entrance
Your parents will want to maintain a sense of independence while living with you and your family. A separate entrance can give them a sense of normalcy within and control over their own living space.
In-law suites are not guest rooms—they’re a complete living space and therefore should have all the amenities guests would need to be comfortable. This would include their own bathroom. To learn more about how you can improve your in-laws’ bathroom experience, consult a bathroom remodel expert.
It’d be nice to have a fully-equipped kitchen in the in-law suite, but it’s not for everyone. Depending on your area’s zoning laws, it might not be possible to have two kitchens in a single home. But most zoning laws allow a kitchenette. Before making a decision, you can consult your remodeler to find out what’s the best option for your home.
4. Age-Friendly Features
As some get older, mobility problems may arise and require the use of mobility devices. Not to mention there is a higher risk of suffering slips and accidents. That’s why it’s important that the design of your new in-law suite addition is geared towards safety and mobility. A home remodeling contractor can recommend features that can make the suite addition safer and more age-friendly.
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