The Mother-In-Law Suite:
The Suite Life
Everyone loves the idea of having enough space in their home for a guest, but most floor plans are to small to accommodate much more than an extra room…and sometimes not even that’s possible! So rather than adding square footage to your home, think about the benefits you can gain from building what’s become known as the mother-in-law suite, the mother of all ways to welcome guests—namely your mother-in-law—or even bring in extra income, should you decide to capitalize on things.
A Suite Space
It’s all right there, like a very small house all of its own, complete with a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchenette, and even a bit of living space. The original purpose of the mother-in-law suite was precisely that, to give families a separated place to house the mother-in-law in her latter years, when many women were widowed and the ideal solution was to move in with her children. Keeping the peace can become an issue, however, so mother-in-law suites became the perfect way to give her a place to call home without sacrificing her (or anyone else’s) sense of privacy and independence.
How Suite it Is
Even if you’re not considering moving your in-laws in on a permanent basis, having that extra space can be amazing. You can use it to welcome any guests, claim it for your own personal use as a home office, or even rent it out to a tenant. Whatever the case may be, every element of its design should be considerate of independent living, just as a full-size home would be, so never assume that the smaller scale means you can scale back on quality or design. Consult with a home renovation contractor or a custom home builder as you consider what to incorporate into the suite’s floor plan to make it truly functional to your needs and worthy of investment.
Make life at home even sweeter! Consult with the knowledgeable team at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., today!