In Law Suites

Cater to an Independent Lifestyle with a Private Kitchen, Bathroom, Living Room and Bedroom

Our loved ones are living longer, healthier lives and wish to maintain a flexible and independent lifestyle, but the burden of living alone is often too stressful. As the life span of our population increases, there is going to be a growing dependence on extended family to assist with their aging relatives. Building a home with an in-law suite is not only a good economic investment, but is essential for elder care.

Traditionally and in many countries today, several generations of family live under one roof and depend on each other for care. The grandparents often help raise the young children, and the adults help the grandparents through their elder years. This interdependence builds strong family bonds and teaches children family values. An in-law suite is the perfect solution to provide privacy and independence while maintaining close proximity to loved ones.

Zoning laws vary from city to city, but in some locations a detached building is permissible and can house the in-law suite. There may be an apartment above a detached garage or a separate cottage at the rear of the house. Another option could be a separate apartment on the lower level or an entire wing devoted to the in-law suite. Whatever the case, this space should cater to an independent lifestyle with a private kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. There may be a balcony or a patio on a lower level apartment. An in-law suite can also be used for rental income, or to put up college-age children home from school.

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  • Covered BBQ Porch

    Plan #: AFLFPW08584

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    3,126 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    104’
    Depth:
    84’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Grand Foyer

    Plan #: AFLFPW17070

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    4,012 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    74’
    Depth:
    70’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Flexible Luxury

    Plan #: AFLFPW20695

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    2,156 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    71’
    Depth:
    64’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Beautiful Open Entry-Way

    Plan #: AFLFPW06250

    Details
    Style:
    Mediterranean
    Size:
    3,031 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    52’
    Depth:
    95’
    Baths:
    5
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Modern Masonry

    Plan #: AFLFPW22134

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    2,776 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    59’
    Depth:
    52’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Mediterranean Masterpiece

    Plan #: AFLFPW08952

    Details
    Style:
    Italianate
    Size:
    3,424 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    82’
    Depth:
    83’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    5
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Mountain Living

    Plan #: AFLFPW75297

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    2,611 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    91’
    Depth:
    74’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Prairie Style C-Shaped Home

    Plan #: AFLFPW75737

    Details
    Style:
    Prairie
    Size:
    4,237 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    66’
    Depth:
    117’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Possibilities for Expansion

    Plan #: AFLFPW10561

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    3,140 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    85’
    Depth:
    72’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Luxurious Window Walls

    Plan #: AFLFPW10923

    Details
    Style:
    Florida
    Size:
    3,804 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    85’
    Depth:
    80’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Sprawling Prairie Home

    Plan #: AFLFPW01609

    Details
    Style:
    Prairie
    Size:
    5,884 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    165’
    Depth:
    115’
    Baths:
    5
    Beds:
    5
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • A Rustic Touch

    Plan #: AFLFPW21917

    Details
    Style:
    Craftsman
    Size:
    3,937 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    96’
    Depth:
    63’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Three Bedroom French Country

    Plan #: AFLFPW07738

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    3,722 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    60’
    Depth:
    82’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Five Bedroom Tudor

    Plan #: AFLFPW22538

    Details
    Style:
    Tudor
    Size:
    4,362 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    69’
    Depth:
    75’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    5
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Fancy French Country

    Plan #: AFLFPW73229

    Details
    Style:
    French Country
    Size:
    3,349 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    118’
    Depth:
    72’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Four Bedroom New American

    Plan #: AFLFPW19523

    Details
    Style:
    New American
    Size:
    2,755 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    73’
    Depth:
    82’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0

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