In-Law Suite

Creating Space for an In-Law Suite

In-Law SuiteWhile in-law suites can be customized to meet your needs, a typical space consists of a private living area within a home with a full bathroom, full or partial kitchen and a door that separates it from the rest of the house. Oftentimes in-law suites even have their own entrance. But what are some options for finding room to incorporate this space into your home?

One possibility is transforming a garage or a porch area into living space. A basement can be another great option as long as it has adequate outside egress. Combining two bedrooms to create a suite could be another opportunity. A third garage bay can be converted into a separate apartment-type living space with its own access. You can also consider replacing or eliminating an underused first-floor living space, such as a formal living room or dining room. Creating a suite in a bonus room over the garage is another popular direction. Working with an experienced designer will allow you to explore which direction would work best for you and your home.