In-Law Suites

  Future Homes with an in-law suite

There’s a lot to consider when thinking about custom building an in-law suite to your home. It’s an investment that requires logistical and financial planning. While you’re thinking it over, don’t neglect the emotional benefits. We’d like to discuss the intangibles surrounding sharing a home with an aging loved one.

Foreman Builders specializes in designing and building homes with In-Law Suites. We’ve been working on in-law suites for a while and have seen how these projects improve the quality of life for the homeowners and their families.

What is an In-Law Suite?

Before we can tell you more about the benefits of an in-law suite, we need to briefly define what the term means. An in-law suite is more than just an addition to your Custom Home.  It can have a kitchen, bathroom and living area. Basically, anything and everything someone needs without going into the original part of the main house.

Other names for in-law suites…

Don’t focus too much on the name, the new addition can be for anyone. They can be designed for adult children coming back home, as well as aging parents.

  • Accessory dwelling unit
  • Granny flat
  • Guest cottage
  • Kangaroo apartment

Secondary suite Benefits of In-Law Suites: Putting Family FirstBuilding an in-law suite not only increases the value of your home, it also brings your family closer together in the present and in the future.

Added Comfort If you are considering or already experiencing multiple generation living, put yourself in your family member’s shoes. Would you rather live in an assisted living facility, or in your own private space with family nearby? An in-law suite addition to your Custom Home provides comfort, improved quality of life and it allows them to maintain their independence.Plus, when you build a  Custom Home with an in-law suite, you can add all the comforts and features your family needs.

Less Costly Care Inviting an aging family member into your home lowers expenses and the cost of care. An in-law suite is a more cost-effective alternative to a nursing home, and it offers peace of mind. You’ll always know exactly how your family members  are doing and you can be with them without needing to travel.Interested in the cost comparison of building a Custom Home with an in-law suite vs. nursing home care?

Easier HolidaysWhen your family members have their own space connected to your home, holidays can be a breeze! Give grandma and grandpa their own space to entertain in their own independent area. There’s no need to pick up or drop off an older relative at an assisted living facility or early goodbyes. This gives all of your family members freedom and comfort during family holidays.

Support for KidsHaving more people in your house with life experience can be a positive influence on young children. A grandparent in there in-law suite can add emotional support and guidance. You can also have an in-house care giver, if your loved one is ok with that!

Build Your Forever Home… Make it Fit Your Future NeedsIf none of the reasons above appeal to you, here’s one more.   Is this the last home you plan on living in? Do you want to pass your home along to your children?If you answered “yes” then it’s worth considering building your new home with an in-law suite. This will ensure your home is suitable for your entire family through every phase of life.When you’re ready to discuss your options for building to provide an in-law suite for your aging loved ones,do not hesitate to contact, Foreman Builders at homes@ We’ll design and build a functional and beautiful space for your extended family to call home.


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