No Room for an In-Law Suite? Look Up.
Adding an in-law suite may seem like an unattainable dream if you live on a small lot. But have you considered adding up rather than out?
That’s one tip MSN.com gives in “How to Add a Mother-in-Law Apartment”:
Many construction companies can “build up, build out, build under or build a separate structure to accommodate in-law suites,” [Penny Hull, vice president of business development and marketing at Stanton Homes] says. Building up — adding rooms by making the house taller — can be less expensive than, say, placing a new cottage on your property.
You can put in an elevator to allow for easy access, Hull says.
For more tips on in-law suites, check out these previous OurParents posts.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.