6 Amazing Benefits of Adding a Mother in Law Suite

Join the bandwagon and add a mother in law suite!!

Many families face the issue of managing living arrangements and health concerns for their aging loved ones. According to the US Census Bureau, 47.8 million people age 65 and older lived in the United States in 2015. This was almost 15% of the total population. By 2060, it’s expected that the same group will reach over 98 million individuals, or one in four of U.S. residents.

So, what’s the solution? Custom home construction lets us design our homes into what we need. Whether you need space for elderly family members or you just need a get-away, consider the popular option of a home addition.  One of the most common additions is the mother in law suite. This unique home feature can be the perfect alternative for you and your family.

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What is a mother in law suite?

A mother in law suite is a “small apartment attached to or carved out of a nominally single-family house, ostensibly intended for occupancy by a mother-in-law or other relative, but potentially also rented out to a stranger.”

What are the benefits of a mother in law suite?

Adding an in law suite is not only advantageous to elderly parents or grandparents, it can also be used for a variety of other reasons.

Here are 6 of the most amazing benefits of adding a mother in law suite to your existing home:

1. Extra square footage

One of the main reasons homeowners choose to add a mother in law suite is the square footage it adds to the existing home.  This additional footage is not only useable, but anyone can benefit from having the extra living space. This is especially true if the main house seems too crowded.  For your aging loved ones, this added space will help make their golden years comfortable and enjoyable.

2. Additional Support for Children

grandmother playing with kids in a mother in law suite

In addition to the benefits an in law suite provides your aging loved ones, there are benefits to having them live in your home.  For example, they can provide guidance, emotional support, knowledge, and wisdom to your children, no matter the age.

3. Improved Quality of Life/Peace of Mind

Sharing space with an extended family member is beneficial for everyone in the family. Homeowners will have peace of mind knowing that their elderly parent is close by if they need help.  Grandparents can feel important by helping with school-age children, as well as helping their own children balance work and home responsibilities more effectively and efficiently. Most importantly, these interactions will help enhance closeness among all family members.


4. Maintaining Independence

A mother in law suite normally resembles a small apartment. It provides a bedroom area, bathroom area, and small kitchen.  This allows older adults to enjoy their privacy and independence in a safe environment, while setting their own schedule. Additionally, by working with reputable home builders like All Star Construction, homeowners are assured the best possible balance between private areas and shared spaces for their loved ones.


5. Versatile Space to Use in a Variety of Ways

Adding a mother in law suite to your home is not intended only for aging parents.  This extra space is quite versatile.  For instance, the added footage can help accommodate houseguests, children home from college, or as a rental.  It can also be a craft room, fitness area, or art studio.  The possibilities are endless!


6. Added value

One of the best benefits of adding a mother in law suite is the value it adds to your home. Room additions increase the value of your home due to the added space and additional luxury it adds to your current home. If you plan to sell your home, this is a unique feature that many potential homeowners will enjoy.


So, there are many benefits to including a mother in law suite to an existing home or a newly constructed home. If you’re considering a home addition, contact All Star Construction, Inc.  With three generations of experience and expertise, we are best known for working morally, ethically, and honestly, no matter the size of the project.

We’re here to help.  Call us today!!