In-Law Suite Additions

When it comes to caring for a loved one, we understand that every family has specific and unique needs. If you want to let your parents or in-laws maintain their independence while remaining nearby in case of an emergency, an in-law suite may be the perfect option for you.

Depending on the needs of your elderly parents or in-laws, you may want to design an in-law suite as an apartment over your garage, in a finished basement or as a first-floor addition; whatever your needs are, we can create the perfect in-law suite for your home. The possibilities for an in-law suite are endless. We can help you design and build an in-law suite with a separate entrance, a guest-suite with a kitchenette or a first-floor master in-law suite with a private bathroom.

At Towne Craft Builders we know that without experienced guidance, the task of designing an in-law suite addition - especially when it involves the needs of someone you love – can be overwhelming. For years, we've been helping southern Maryland families design and build homes with in-law suite additions that fit their individual lifestyle.

In-law Suites: More Than Just Another Room

While some would call it a 970 square foot room addition that will help a family with "multi-generational living," others, especially when considering home remodeling ideas, would simply call it a luxury "in-law suite" that will someday become the first floor master suite.

In-Law House Before In-Law House After In-Law House After

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Regardless of label, this St. Mary’s County, Maryland family — with the help of Towne Craft Builders — now has a new first floor master bedroom in-law suite addition that includes:

  • A master bath with soaker tub and adjacent wheelchair-accessible shower stall
  • Shower stall has a frameless glass door, a bench and grab bars
  • Kohler fixtures and vanity sinks mounted under a custom granite vanity top
  • A custom 8 foot tall built-in linen cabinet in the master bath
  • A library area with custom built-in bookcases
  • Its own laundry room
  • Oversized walk-in closet
  • Extra sound insulation providing a fantastic sound barrier between the in-law suite and the main house
  • American Standard high-efficiency gas furnace and air conditioning unit
  • Rinnai tankless water heater for individual climate control in the in-law suite
  • Andersen “low-E,” high-efficiency products including a six-piece combo window unit in the in-law suite’s library section and two panoramic windows in the master bath; also Andersen French Wood Gliding door

Additional In-law Suite Project Benefits

Like many home improvements, Towne Craft Builders and this Southern Maryland homeowner worked together to add a Butler Pantry to the rear of the existing home that not only expands the existing dining room, but acts as a bridge between the new master in-law suite addition and the existing home.

In the same fashion, the viewing area from the existing breakfast room was improved by removing some of the existing windows and moving them to the laundry room. New, taller windows were installed in the breakfast room, expanding the views of the backyard.

Despite winter weather challenges and major holiday periods, the expansion of the ground floor and the corresponding in-law suite construction was completed in just five months.

Stu Garlington Reflects on this In-law Suite Addition Remodel

"Working with a client at this level requires more attention to detail and interaction with the client.

As you can see, we first drew a minimalistic floor plan of the existing house including the 2nd floor so we could create a 3D Model. Then we went to work on the room addition. There were three to four versions with corresponding meetings with the client.
Each meeting helped narrow down their vision and our interpretation with more and more detail being discussed and added until there was consensus.
The client was very concerned that the room addition didn’t look like an obvious ‘addition.’ They wanted the original structure and room addition to blend together as if they were built at the same time.
The client and I agree we accomplished that goal and believe you will too when you view the before and after photos."

Home Remodeling Before / After Slide Show

If you're looking to expand your Southern MD home’s ground floor for multi-generational living, for an in-law suite addition so that your loved ones can share your home without having to go up and down stairs but with enough privacy to have their own lives, you’ve come to the right place. Call Stu today to learn more about a custom in-law suite addition remodeling project for your home.

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