3 Perks of Adding an In-law Suite to Your Home

May 19, 2017

The baby boomers are working their way to their golden years, and along with that comes the necessity of having extra assistance around. While many elderly citizens are quite capable of caring for themselves, it is always nice to have a helping hand close by. Senior care centers, assisted living buildings and private at-home care services continue to get more expensive. One of the best ways to care for your loved ones is to keep them close to you but still give them their own space. By building an in-law suite as a home addition or a remodel to your home, you will be able to do both.

Making sure that you are being taken care of is of utmost importance as you age. With many mostly-healthy and able seniors, it’s hard to keep checking up on them if they live far away, and it may be insulting to suggest that they move to an assisted living community to give them assistance when they may need it. By making a whole space in your home just for them, they will feel welcomed and wanted, plus you will have the peace of mind that they will be well looked after.

Many people who are considering creating an in-law suite have not lived with their parents or in-laws for many years or they have a very different lifestyle. This can bring some tension to the residence. By building an actual suite, you will be creating a completely separate space for your parent or in-law to enjoy. This is more than just a bedroom in your home; it’s a totally separate living quarters with a bedroom, bath, living room, and possibly even a kitchen. This will give all party’s their own space to enjoy time to themselves as well has having the option, of course, to spend time together in the main portion of the home.

Even after doing just a small amount of research, it’s easy to see that outsourcing for residency and care is continually getting more and more expensive. For many families, it just doesn’t make sense financially in the long term. By creating this home addition, you will be saving your family from the financial burden of utilizing outside sourced housing and care. An addition is a minimal cost in comparison to long-term living facilities. Plus, the addition is an investment in which you will see return if you sell your home in the future.

There are many more benefits that relate to building an in-law suite into your home, but these are just the highlights. It’s always wonderful to know that our loved ones are not far away and that you know that they are being well cared for. Even though you may not be used to living together, you will all still have your own private space to enjoy to yourselves. By inviting your older loved ones into your home, you will be avoiding the high costs of hiring others to care for them and having to spend a lot of money on facilities for them. Just to top it off, a home addition or renovation is a great investment for you family’s financial future.