Author: Tom Bills

5 Tips for Building a Mother in Law Suite

Now that your mother-in-law is at the age where she needs to be taken care of, your spouse comes to you with the idea of building a mother in law suite. This will allow her to have someone close that can check up on her, but also gives you the space you need with your family. The reasoning is sound, but putting the mother-in-law suite into action is not that simple. Don't worry, we got you covered! Here are 5 tips for building a mother in law suite. 1. Keep The Space in Mind In order to keep your...

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5 Things to Look For in a Mother-In-Law Suite Floor Plans

More than 60.6 million American adults were residing with their family in 2014, and the numbers keep climbing. We aren't just talking about boomerang kids moving back in with Mom and Dad post-college. America is seeing an increase in three-generation households. Baby boomers are inviting their aging parents to move in, rather than sending them to nursing homes. Welcoming an older family member into your home soon? Read on for five things to look for in mother-in-law suite floor plans. 1. The Right Location for Your Needs Basements, garages, dens. All types of spaces have been converted into mother-in-law...

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Why an In Law Suite Will Add Value to Your Home

Are you thinking about adding an in law suite to your existing home? Statistics show that building permits for secondary units within homes are up 2% between 2015 and 2016. This figure is expected to rise in the coming years. You may have some questions about this potential addition to your home, and we have answers. We are going to explore the features that come with an in law suite, talk about the benefits, and then tell you whether or not it will add value to your home. What is an In Law Suite? In short, these suites are...

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4 Tips on Caring for an Aged Parent in Your Home

One of the hardest decisions you will likely have to make in your adult life is how to care for your parents in their old age. There is much to consider, such as your ability to help them in their day to day life, as well as the capacity for your home to handle the addition. Welcoming your aged parent in your home can seem like the natural step to take, but often we can become caught up in the disadvantages. The idea of not having your own space and independence may not appeal to either of you. However,...

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What is a Mother-in-Law Suite and Why You Need It in Your Home

Over 65 million Americans each year provide care to an elderly or aged relative, commonly a parent. One way many adults tackles this is to have their aging parents move in with them. You may have heard about in-law suites before. These are spaces in a home created to be separate, private living areas for one or two parents. Interested in learning more and wondering if you should consider a mother-in-law suite for your home? Keep reading below for all the info you will need. The Basics An in-law suite is basically a collection of rooms designed to accommodate...

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