Building the Best Addition for Returning Family Members

 In Design, House, Lifestyle

As a result of the tightening economy, many families are choosing to live more closely together. This often means multiple family members living under one roof. Situations like these are always a challenge, but you can get through it a lot more easily when your home is properly prepared for it.

We build additions for all purposes, and that includes mother-in-law suites and other new constructions that are designed to help returning family members more comfortably live together. There are a lot of ways that you can make these kinds of spaces better, and we’re going to help you understand how to make the most of yours.

These are all features that should be included as part of your restoration.

A Decent Amount of Privacy

This is one of the most important things when it comes to designing a new addition for returning family members. Whether we’re talking about a younger member coming back from college, or a retired family member from the other side of the spectrum, privacy is one of the most important concerns for comfort.

When designing your new addition, try to create a space that has as much privacy as the rest of the home. That means things as simple as good interior doors, but there’s plenty more to think about. You’ll understand what we mean better when you see some of the upcoming tips.

A Personal Bathroom

A personal bathroom is one of the best ways to make a great new section for your home. Not only does this provide a lot of privacy for returning family members, it will also reduce the pressure from added family members on the rest of the home. A personal bathroom doesn’t have to be large to be effective. Even without a shower, a newly added bathroom will make the space much more functional.

A Kitchenette

If you care a lot about independence, a kitchenette is a great way to help returning family members. Our designers can crunch down the most vital cooking features into compact spaces. That means the freedom for family to prepare their own meals, and to work and leave the home at their own schedule without disturbing others.

Accessibility Options

Particularly if you’re dealing with older family members, it’s important to think ahead when it comes to accessibility. If you suspect that your family members may have physical difficulties in the future, it can be far more affordable to begin including those features now. Wheelchair access and nooks for medical equipment can be easily installed by our addition design experts.

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