If you have considered adding an in-law apartment onto your home, there are many things to think through. As with any home improvement project, there are pros and cons to the final outcome. Here are some items involved in having an in-law apartment that can help push you over the edge one way or another.
-Look after loved ones
One of the biggest benefits to having an apartment in (or near) your home is that you can look over aging loved ones while allowing them their freedom. As loved ones age, they may need help with cleaning, cooking, medications and other items. Having a nearby apartment allows them their independence, but it also gives you the convenience of having them nearby so you can keep them safe.
-Share the bills
When a loves one moves into your in-law apartment, they often want to help in a number of ways so they do not become a burden to you. When you have an apartment with a family member in it, they can help pay some of the bills and offset your living expenses. Rather than pay rent somewhere else, helping to pay your bills can aid both parties.
-Enjoy the time
Having loved ones nearby in an in-law apartment can be a priceless experience. No one lives forever and keeping someone you love close can help you enjoy the time you have together.
When you have an in-law apartment as part of your house, you have added responsibilities. There may be costs involved or other aspects, such as time devoted to the loved one’s care. Having a loved one live nearby can be hard on a family, especially if they take a lot of care and you don’t have a lot of time.
If you do not already have an in-law apartment, you will have to pay in order to have one added to your home. This can cost quite a bit if you have to renovate a lot in order to make it happen.
-You become a landlord
When you have an in-law apartment, you are a homeowner, but you also become somewhat of a tenant, whether you like it or not!
If you are interested in preparing an in-law apartment in or near your home, contact Paradis Remodeling and Building to go over the options and more pros and cons about the project.