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The 5 Biggest Benefits of a Mother-In-Law Suite

Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 2:15PM

The 5 Biggest Benefits of a Mother-In-Law Suite

In today’s day and age, there’s no such thing as an average household—and that’s okay! Custom home construction lets us mold our homes into exactly what is needed based on our specific needs and future plans.
One exceptionally versatile construction feature—the mother-in-law suite—is worth considering for anyone who desires more space in the form of a self-sufficient home addition. In today’s blog, we will be looking at the five biggest benefits of this unique home feature.

Added square footage…

No matter why you add a mother-in-law suite to your home or where you place it, one thing always remains true—you’ll come out of the process with more square footage than you started with! This square footage is useable, livable space that your family can benefit from having, especially if the main house is feeling a bit too crowded.

…and added value

Of course, with that added square footage comes the benefit of a more valuable home! Your home will be worth more thanks to the higher square footage and, of course, convenient on-site suite, a feature that many buyers love. If or when the time comes to sell your home, you can relax knowing that your efforts in adding a mother-in-law guest suite won’t go unnoticed.

Versatility, now and down the road

As we mentioned earlier, a mother-in-law suite may sound like it’s made for a singular, specific use—but in fact, this kind of addition is actually very versatile. Mom or Dad can live in the suite, making it an easy way to facilitate multigenerational living. Conversely, college-aged students may find it easier to live at home when they have a specific space to call their own. Finally, if you entertain guests often, a mother-in-law suite might be able to serve as their perfect home away from home—since these kinds of suites often come with a more complete living space, your guests will appreciate the homey touches.


Having access to a mother-in-law suite (whether it’s attached to your home or detached) is a big step in adding convenience to your everyday life, and can also make your future plans, whatever they may be, much easier to accomplish. If you expand your family, welcome a family member to live with you, or your needs change in some other way, you won’t be pressed for space or accommodations. Your mother-in-law suite, if not being used as a living space, can also be utilized as an arts studio, craft space, fitness area or simply a relaxing place to recharge and unwind. The choice is yours!

Family first

One of our favorite parts of a mother-in-law suite is that, like the name implies, it can make family togetherness and multigenerational living much easier and much more enjoyable. We all wish we could spend more time with our families—and with a suite like this on your property, that’s a goal you can achieve with ease.

Are you interested in adding a mother-in-law suite to your home? Whether you’re ready to get started or have some preliminary questions, we’re here to help. Call us today!

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