A growing trend is to include elderly parents in your living arrangement rather than moving them to an assisted living or nursing facility. A mother-in-law suite is the perfect segue to bringing your parents in to live with you while still giving them a sense of independence and privacy for both of you. A mother-in-law suite can be configured many different ways to meet your needs and budget — the most important commonality is that it is on the ground floor to make it easily accessible for elderly.
Building a mother-in-law suite may seem like too costly of an endeavor, but if your parents are elderly and you are looking at paying for assisted living facilities, you’ll find that the expense of building the mother-in-law suite pales in comparison to the cost of paying for years of rent at a care facility. Plus, the addition of a mother-in-law suite can be seen as an investment since it will increase the value of your home for when it comes time to sell.
Mother-in-law suites can be designed to fit your situation and needs. Would your parent want a separate kitchen unit or will everyone be comfortable sharing the same space? Do they need a bathroom designed with wheelchair accessibility? Do they want their own living space aside from a bedroom? More space and amenities will mean greater initial cost, but it will also increase the value of your home that much more. Also, it could mean greater use for the space once your parent is no longer living there. You could use it as a guest room or even rent it out as a living space if the unit is separate enough from your family living space.
We know you will love your mother-in-law suite. We can’t wait to get started on your project with you!