Creating a “Suite-Life”: The Growing Popularity of In-Law Suites
As the number of multi-generational households continues to rise, in-law suites provide the perfect living space for an aging parent or other relative. They offer all of the independence of living alone but with the luxury of having loved ones nearby. In-law suites typically include: a bedroom, bathroom, living area, and kitchenette and usually have a separate entrance.
There are many options for finding space to incorporate an in-law suite into a single-family home. Some of the most popular are redoing the basement or lower level, building an addition or bump out or adding a separate structure. In addition to the convenience they can provide for your family, in-law suites can also be great in terms of resale value. Keeping accessibility in mind is key to building a functional space. Including features such as roll out drawers and task lighting in the kitchen, and curb-less showers and grab bars in the bathroom are important considerations. With the variety of options available today, accessible features not only provide functionality but beauty as well.