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  • 20
    Aug

    Inclusive Design for In-Law Suites: What Are Your Options?

    As families grow and change, you may consider creating an in-law suite to accommodate aging parents, adult children, or extended family members. In-law suites offer a convenient and inclusive living solution, providing a sense of independence while keeping loved ones close.  However, to ensure that your in-law suite is welcoming and accessible to everyone, inclusive […]

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  • 20
    May

    Ideas for Your In-Law Suite Renovation

    As we grow older, many of us consider the best ways to care for our aging loved ones. One solution that’s become increasingly popular is the in-law suite. These spaces offer a comfortable and convenient living option for aging parents or other family members who want to maintain their independence while staying close to their […]

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  • In-Law Suite
    07
    Apr

    The In-Law Suite. Returning The Favor.

    After their parents put a roof over their heads for years, many adult children are considering returning the favor. Recent data shows that approximately 20% of the U.S. population lives in a multi-generational home, meaning three or more generations share the same household. Creating a distinct space at home for an aging parent to move […]

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  • 20
    Mar

    What Is a Mother-in-Law Suite?

    Many households are cohabiting across several generations by choice or by necessity, and that’s generated significant interest in the home additions or renovations known as mother-in-law suites.  In fact, as of 2019, 20% of Americans lived with two or more adult generations in a single household, compared to just 12% in 1980. What exactly is […]

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  • 19
    Nov

    In-Law Suite: Privacy. Accessibility. A Fresh Start.

    A need to combine funds, broken retirement nest eggs, declining health, or a desire to be nearer to family and their children are just a few of the reasons more Americans are considering moving in with their adult children. The benefits of inviting relatives to cohabit include combining incomes to maintain a single household, shutting […]

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  • 19
    Sep

    The Sandwich Generation Discovers In-Law Suites

    Millions of Americans today are calling themselves the Sandwich Generation — sandwiched between caring for both their children and aging parents. They are generally in their 40s and 50s, still working, and meeting the tough demands of a multi-generational caregiver. This generation has gotten the message that perhaps our parents should not go to a […]

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  • Multigenerational Living
    10
    Jul

    An Old Idea Is New Again: In-law Multigenerational Living

    It’s called In-Law Multigenerational Living. Before World War II it was the way Americans lived. According to Census records in 1940, about one-quarter of the U.S. population lived with three or more generations in one home. After WWII everything changed. American families lived under one roof, with parents and their young children. Suburban living was […]

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  • 14
    Jun

    Glickman: Helping your father age in place

    Remember childproofing your home? Protecting toddlers with gates, outlet guards, and safety latches. Well today it’s time to protect you. America is in the midst of an age boom. Amazingly, those us at age 50 are expected to live longer than any previous generation. And there’s no better place to live than your own home. […]

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  • In-law Suite Addition
    16
    Jan

    What to Look for in an In-Law Suite Addition

    Over the years, society has gone through regular changes. There was a time when multiple generations lived under one roof, so the ages in the home could range from babies to seniors. As people moved to the suburbs and families became more nuclear, this changed. However, the trend is re-emerging as people move their aging […]

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  • Home Remodeling
    24
    Jan

    Design with the Future in Mind

    While these homeowners loved their neighborhood, their home lacked the functionality, modern amenities and design touches that they desired. And thinking toward the future, incorporating accessible amenities with a modern and beautiful look was also very important to them. A 1940’s Cape Cod, the house was cramped and tight with narrow doorways and tight hallways. […]

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