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Do You Need a Mother-In-Law Addition?

With the senior population steadily growing, many adult children are looking for ways to help aging or ill family members while still maintaining the privacy and dignity of everyone involved in the situation. One option is to build a mother-in-law addition to the home. Although there are a lot of factors involved with deciding if combining households is a good idea, here are a few things to consider when figuring out if a mother-in-law addition is right for your situation.


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Space Requirements -To build an addition to the home, there must be enough room for it on your property. In most areas, a building permit is required prior to starting the project. However, one will not be awarded if the property doesn’t have enough space for the room. It is best to contact your local building or HOA regulation office for more information about the requirements for putting an addition onto your home. An experienced contractor can also provide the information you need. If you are not able to build an addition to your home, you can always try for a detached property, although this option may cost more.

Useful Features - Typically, mother-in-law additions are self contained. They have a bedroom, bathroom, living room or den, and a small kitchen. This promotes privacy and self-sufficiency. It is probably a good idea to also install a separate entrance to the room so that the person can come and go as he or she pleases without disturbing others. If the person staying in the room is elderly or has disabilities, the room should be built according to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements. This may include a wheelchair accessible shower or ramps. Other helpful amenities include shelving for memorabilia and handrails.

Increase Home Value - Since the square footage of the addition can be included in your home’s overall size, the bigger you make the addition the more it will increase your home’s worth. It is worth doing everything you can to maximize the space available if you plan on selling your home at a later date. Match your home’s existing décor so the addition doesn’t look out of place. Use high-quality materials that are durable and make sure everything in the room is up to code. To control costs and quality, hire a residential contractor to help manage the remodeling project.

Getting Along - Each person has their own thoughts about living with family members. Sometimes a mother-in-law addition is too close for comfort or not close enough. There will be an adjustment period which may be helped by setting rules for everyone to follow. Living together successfully requires communication, so be sure to talk to everyone who will be affected by the change to make sure everyone is on the same page.

 
 
 
 

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