According to US Census Bureau projections, the elderly population will more than double between 2000 and 2030, growing from 35 million to over 70 million. What this means is that many Americans will be facing decisions on how to care for their aging parents, often at the same time that they are raising their children. Many families are opting to bring their parents into their own homes. One way you can do this is by adding an in-law suite on to your house.
This home improvement project allows both families to maintain some privacy and provide for the needs of the parents. Our professional contractors can design the suite to include the necessary features for your family. Typically, in-law suites contain a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and a private entrance. You want to build an area that your parents feel like is their own but where you are also close enough by to help them if needed.
Start by deciding what the most economical way to build the addition is. Sometimes, it’s cheaper to finish off your basement than it is to build the addition on to a different area of your home. Adding a room addition on to the main level of your home will help prevent the need to install a chair lift or elevator into your home. You will need to decide if you would like any special features such as video monitoring, medical equipment, medical alarms, wheel chair ramps, roll in showers or tubs, personal help buttons, or accessible light switches.
The goal of this remodel is to make sure that even though your homes are connected that both of you will be able to carry on with your own lives. If your parents are in good health, it’s nice to have a separate kitchenette so that they can prepare their own meals and entertain their friends without having to use the kitchen in the main house. A Jack-and-Jill style bathroom connected to the living area and bedroom will allow your parents’ visitors can have access to the bathroom without having to go through their bedroom.
Whether you decide on basement finishing or to add on a room addition your parents will love their assisted yet private new home. Hiring a reputable company like Hearn Construction in north central Indiana will make sure your home remodeling gets done in a timely, cost efficient and organized manner. Call us today at 765-452-2669 to speak with a professional contractor and get your home improvement project started.