Mother in Law Suites

DSC_8339Bundy Construction Ltd. is known for our specialty, general contracting, which includes an array of residential services. In order to meet the ever-increasing demand of mother-in-law suites, we offer this exclusive project. Whether you’re looking to add one to your existing home or you want to have a new house built that includes one, we will gladly discuss your needs and how we can meet them. In many ways, the consultation is more important than the work itself. Let’s get together and create a space everyone – you, your live-in “guest,” even potential buyers – will love.

There are a few things to consider before deciding what type of suite you want to incorporate. If there may come a time that the mother in law suite is no longer needed, how would you like to repurpose the room? Is there a chance you’ll put the house on the market, and if so, what type of suite would add the most value? Last but not least, what does your intended occupant have to say about it? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to get some ideas from him/her not only regarding needs but wants, as well.

Generally speaking, a mother in law suite is comprised of private sleeping/living quarters. Some are as minimal as a bedroom/bathroom, while others include a kitchenette and an entirely separate entrance. They can be a part of or unattached to the main dwelling. In any case, it’s a space that affords both privacy and independence, but also closeness and convenience.

Will this be a temporary or permanent arrangement? Likewise, if you may look to sell your residence in the future, what suite would be most attractive to a prospective buyer? For example, a suite with a kitchenette may be a nice feature, but if the shared living space isn’t meant to be a forever thing, or you’re planning to relocate in seven years, it may not be worth it. A simple bedroom with its own bathroom can easily be converted into an office, guest room, and so forth. On the other hand, if there is a long-term need, a more inclusive suite may be ideal. Lastly, consider what your mother in law would enjoy for living quarters. Something as easy as painting the walls her preferred color will make it feel more inviting and homey.

If your family is contemplating adding on a mother in law suite, look to Bundy Construction for guidance. Together, we can construct a dwelling that will be appealing to all involved, one that will allow you to coexist peacefully and pleasantly. We serve the Raleigh area and invite you to explore our site to learn more about the residential projects we perform.