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Your guide to in-law suite ideas

Learn all about your in law-suite addition or remodel project, plus guidance on aging-in-place living

Your mother-in-law suite guide

Do you consider yourself a good host? If so, you have to consider having a proper in-law suite. An in-law suite or guest house allows you to keep the people you care about close to you while allowing them to have their own place. You have to account for space, comfortable furniture, and lighting features, among other factors, when planning an addition or remodel. We understand that the process can get tricky and requires planning. To guide you through it all, we’ve prepared the definitive in-law suite guide to help you make your dream renovation a reality.

Your in-law project checklist should cover the following topics:

  • The layout of your in-law suite
  • The distribution of the furniture
  • What areas should it have?
  • Shelving and storage options
  • Different lighting options
Your guide to in-law suite ideas was last modified: August 16th, 2021 by Maria Del Valle Dugarte S
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Once you’ve figured out the essentials, we can go deeper into the process. The next step in your in-law design guide is to think about the following considerations:

  • What type of in-law suite do you want?
  • Should you consider aging-in-place additions?
  • Where are you on planning the lighting installation?
  • Have you chosen from the many flooring materials available?
  • Have you considered open shelving?
  • Now that we've been through the basics and some of the trickier parts of your future in-law addition, let’s complete your in-law remodel checklist by covering the ins and outs of the remodeling process. You should be thinking about things like:

  • The cost of your dream project
  • The permits needed to start your project
  • Considerations for taking down walls
  • Safety measures when remodeling
  • Financing options in case you need to go the extra mile
  • Which contractor fits your remodeling needs and how to find them
  • How your remodeling project will affect the value of your property
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    You came, you (hopefully!) learned something and now you’re ready to conquer your remodel. With all of this knowledge in mind, are you ready to get started on your dream In law suite?

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