In-law suites have become increasingly popular in recent years across the country, and Massachusetts has certainly joined in on the fun. You may hear In-law suites referred to by a host of other names including: mother-in-law suites, granny flats, in-law apartments, secondary suites, and accessory apartments to name a few. You will hear planners refer to them as Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs for short. Call them what you wish, but the multi-generational living concept is experiencing rapid growth and is poised for continued growth well into the future.
Here are some pictures of our most recent in-law suite. It’s our Wellesley design with the in-law suite built off the back of the garage. For pictures of the main home you can view our Wellesley Listing by clicking here.
Adding a Mother-In-Law Suite is Mutually Beneficial
The benefits you get when adding an in-law suite to your new home build are extensive:
- As parents age and their children move out, many parents are fed up with the maintenance of their larger homes and are looking to downsize.
- Children feel comfort in knowing that they will be able to provide the best care for their parents as they grow older.
- Nursing homes and assisted living are expensive. An in-law apartment allows you to avoid those costly bills and lets your parents enjoy the comfort of living in their own home.
- The majority of children want to help their parents enjoy their golden years, but having everyone confined to one house can take a toll on even the strongest relationships. In-law apartments offer privacy for both parents and children alike.
- One shared mortgage means no secondary rent or senior living costs, saving both parents and children money.
- Two separate living quarters, but only one utility bill.
- Built in babysitter. The cost of childcare is through the roof these days. Why pay a fortune for daycare when your parents can watch the kids and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren?
- Whether you’re currently spending money purchasing plane tickets or filling your gas tank for family visits, you’ll surely enjoy saving time and money to make family memories happen.
- You can split the bill on home and yard care costs.
- The resale appeal. As mentioned earlier, multi-generational living is growing, but with a shortage of quality homes on the market that include in-law additions, future homebuyers with similar needs will appreciate what your home has to offer.
Why Build a New Construction Home Complete With an In-Law Apartment With Us?
Adding an In-Law apartment to your existing home isn’t always cut and dried. Sometimes, it may not be possible due to your local zoning ordinances. Depending on your home, adding an in-law apartment can become a lot more expensive than first anticipated. Is your septic tank in the way? Do you need to upgrade your electrical service? Are there enough parking spaces for everyone? On top of answering these types of questions, how much will the in-law apartment increase the property value of your home? If it increases the property value well beyond the rest of the neighborhood, then you’re probably going to have a hard time selling in the future.
With years of experience building new construction homes with in-law apartments, we know the proper steps to get the job done right. We’ve already completed several new homes with in-law apartments in our current development, Harris Pond Village, for many satisfied families. So why not avoid the headaches and let us handle everything from the permits to the finishing touches.
Savings, Value, and More Flexibility!
The homes in our Harris Pond Village neighborhood are built with cutting edge materials, green building best practices, and they adhere to the latest building codes. The result is lower energy bills, less maintenance, and a home that comes ready to be enjoyed. We believe that you should build your dream home, not spend your time fixing someone else’s. So forget old homes and their costly repairs. Go new with Independent Building Corporation, and avoid spending your weekends at the hardware store fixing up your “new” home.