An in-law suite is a secondary home within your property, where your parents or other relatives can live. It’s usually located inside the primary household, over a garage or in the basement. Since in-law suites are typically occupied by elders, the space must be accessible, safe and well-furnished.
To help you provide a comfortable home for your parents or relatives, here are the features that every in-law suite should have.
Your secondary suite should have an entrance separate from your primary home. This will allow your parents or relatives to maintain privacy and a sense of independence even though they’re staying in your house.
A Kitchen or Kitchenette
Adding a kitchen to your in-law suite allows the occupants to have their own space for meal preparation. However, consult your builder whether a kitchenette or a fully-equipped kitchen is allowed to be constructed according to your area’s zoning laws.
Since an in-law suite serves as a complete secondary living space, make sure that it has a fully functional bathroom. You don’t want your older family members to walk around two homes just to use the bathroom. Adding a bathroom inside your in-law suite will ensure your occupants are safe and comfortable.
Having emergency buttons throughout the in-law suite is important, especially if the occupants are old or have mobility issues. This will allow you to provide immediate assistance in case your loved ones get in trouble or injured.
Do you need professional help in building the perfect suite for your parents or relatives? Design Build Remodeling Group of Maryland has the expertise to provide you with top-notch home addition and renovation solutions. Let us know how we can assist you. To schedule a consultation, call us at (443) 300-2268, or fill out our contact form.