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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  • 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
  • Prairie Style C-Shaped Home

    Plan #: AFLFPW75737

    Details
    Style:
    Prairie Style House Plans
    Size:
    4,237 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    66’
    Depth:
    117’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • 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
  • 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
  • European Estates

    Plan #: AFLFPW75741

    Details
    Style:
    European
    Size:
    4,357 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    82’
    Depth:
    95’
    Baths:
    5
    Beds:
    5
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Charming Craftsman

    Plan #: AFLFPW75742

    Details
    Style:
    European
    Size:
    4,547 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    93’
    Depth:
    80’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • European Estate Home

    Plan #: AFLFPW75743

    Details
    Style:
    European
    Size:
    6,155 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    119’
    Depth:
    100’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    2
  • 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
  • Vaulted Rooms in this Relaxing Cottage

    Plan #: AFLFPW07339

    Details
    Style:
    Country - Cottage House Plans
    Size:
    2,899 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    62’
    Depth:
    64’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Four Bedroom Cottage

    Plan #: AFLFPW07343

    Details
    Style:
    Country - Cottage House Plans
    Size:
    3,295 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    47’
    Depth:
    79’
    Baths:
    3
    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
  • 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
  • Unique Facade

    Plan #: AFLFPW08874

    Details
    Style:
    Mediterranean
    Size:
    2,861 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    45’
    Depth:
    67’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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