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    Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans

    We have put together some Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans to help you start thinking about the best way to lay out your mother in-law suite. These are just examples, but they help to illustrate how simple and efficient design can help you keep …

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  • First Steps to Aging in Place

    The First Stage of Successful Aging in Place

    Aging in place is the goal of many senior citizens. After all, very few people look forward to spending the last few days of their lives in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospital. However, aging in place doesn’t just happen. It must be …

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    Elevators for Mother In-Law Suites

    It is becoming increasingly more popular to move in-laws into your home to ensure that they have a safe and comfortable place to live as they age. Aging loved ones who own their own home usually have accessibility issue. If they are challenged by climbing …

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  • Accessible Bathroom Remodeling

    The 3 Building Blocks to an Accessible Bathroom

    None of us plans to become handicapped and unable to use bathroom facilities comfortably. However, aging, accidents and illnesses occur to you or a loved one. At that point, it makes sense to remodel your bathroom to accommodate the needs of any individual living in …

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  • Accessible shower requirements

    Requirements For An Accessible Bathroom

    Accessible bathrooms can be beautiful and necessary. When a person becomes disabled or uses a wheelchair, fitting a bathroom to their needs can be challenging. Imagine sitting in a wheelchair for all of your bathroom needs and you may see exactly how many things must …

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  • Inheriting a Home

    Inherited A Home, Now What?

    Inheriting a home may be one of the most emotional and confusing ways in which you acquire real estate. Whether you have lost a loved one or your family member is still living yet unable to live independently, you now have another residence to consider …

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  • Sustainable Home Design

    Sustainable Design for Mother in Law Suites

    You’ve decided that you want to add an addition to your home by building a mother law in suite on your property. What exactly is a mother in law suite? Essentially, it is just another smaller living space on your property that is usually detached …

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  • Growing Mother in law suite trend

    Mother In Law Suites: A Growing Trend Among Baby Boomers

    Adding a Mother in-law suite is a rapidly growing trend in the US specifically among baby boomers. This trend has caught the attention of many national news sources such as USA Today, MSN, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. The trend is steadily increasing …

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  • How to design and build a mother in apartment

    How To Build A Mother In Law Apartment

    At a time when many people want to care for their parents and in-laws in their own homes, the idea of turning part of their living quarters into a stylish apartment for say your mother in-law is catching on across America. For instance, an AARP …

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  • Bathroom Design For Mother In Law Suites

    Mother In Law Suite Bathroom Design

    If you have moved an aging parent in with your family, then you will want to make sure he or she is comfortable. With a mother-in-law bathroom as part of his or her suite, you can be confident that your loved one will be both …

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  • Kitchen Design For Mother In Law Appartments

    Mother In Law Apartment Kitchen Design

    When you are designing an in-law suite, you may want to include a kitchen area. This allows your aging parent to still enjoy some autonomy and independence while ensuring that you are still close enough to help if needed. The importance of taking care of …

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  • What Are Floor Plans

    What Are Floor Plans?

    A floor plan is a line drawing of a building’s interior layout, outlining each area and basic features such as doorways, closets, rooms, windows, and lighting fixtures. Floor plans are drawn to scale and can be very simple or highly detailed. They give the exact …

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  • Granny Flat Floor Plans

    What Is A Granny Flat?

    A granny flat is an established secondary residence on a single resident property. This will allow separate living quarters for a family’s in-laws, nanny, or this space may be rented out for extra income. A granny flat is also commonly referred to as an “Mother …

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  • How to install grab bars in the bathrooom

    How To Install Grab Bars In The Bathroom

    Bathrooms, because of wet floors, tight quarters, and numerous hard surfaces and corners, can be quite the injurious location for a senior citizen. With decreased balance and mobility comes increased risk for slips and falls; fortunately, we can counter this risk and install some peace …

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  • How To Read Floor Plans

    How To Read Floor Plans

    When it’s time to build, remodel, or add on to your home, you may review floor plans for several different styles. Knowing how to properly read floor plans will help you choose the right design for you needs whether it might be just a need …

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    Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plan Collection

    Why I Created The Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plan Collection Trying to plan for a living space for you or a loved one is a big undertaking. Each situation will vary on the number of rooms in your mother in-law suite it will take to …

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