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What does a Raleigh mother in law suite floor plan look like?

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 06:07 AM

Raleigh mother in law suite floor plans

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The Dugan | Fully accessible mother in law home

Privacy and comfort are just the starting point when you're designing a home with an extended guest retreat.

Whether you'd prefer a simple bedroom and bath, dual master suites, some living area, or an entire apartment, your custom builder's ability to be flexible can make a huge impact.

When you work with one of the nation's top builders, like Stanton Homes, you can almost design it yourself, with the help of your personal design team – a service we provide as part of your custom home package, along with lots of other “extras” including the ecoHOME energy saving advantage.

We work with plans from virtually every architect, but there's something so special about mother-in-law suites that we always end up creating something different.

Take the video tours by clicking on the pictures, below. Get ideas. And talk to us about what we can do, just for you.

This version of the Dugan includes:

Homes with an in law suite 

 

 - 3,184 sq ft

 - 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

 - Full accessibility

 

 

 

What does a mother in law suite look like? Homes with an in law suite

 

 - Entire 2nd floor

An elevator was included in this version of the Dugan.

 

 

 Watch a video tour of this home - click here or the photo.

 

 

 

This version of Le Chalet Vert includes:

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- 2707 sq ft

- First floor mother in law suite (the home owners converted the "Den/Bedroom 4" into an in law suite with private bath and walk in closet)

- 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

- Gourmet kitchen with TWO islands, TWO sinks, wine refrigerator, custom tile backsplash

This version of The Woodlake includes:

What does a mother in law suite look like? Homes with an in law suite

  - 3626 sq ft

  - First floor mother in law suite

  - 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

  - Detached 3 car garage with second story bonus room, secondary bathroom

  - Private in law wing - set away from the master bedroom and kitchen

 

 

 

What does a mother in law suite look like? Homes with an in law suite

 

 

In this version of the Woodlake, the home owner wanted to create a distinct space for an in law suite.

Another version of this home could create an even more private area with a few simple changes - by moving the closet to a different wall, opening up the family room and bedroom, and adding a door to the hallway.

This would create an in law suite with private bathroom and living room.

 

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This version of Greenhaven includes:

What does a mother in law suite look like? Homes with an in law suite

  - 3716 sq ft

  - First floor mother in law suite with private entrance from the exterior, fully accessible with ramp

  - 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

  - Large kitchen open to breakfast room and family room

  - Third floor office

What does a mother in law suite look like? Homes with an in law suite

This version of the Greenhaven includes an in law suite with living room and master suite style bathroom.

Accessible features were incorporated into this in law bathroom, including a roll under counter and roll in shower.

 

 

 

 

Here’s how to make it happen:

Start by bringing us a floor plan from any architect or floor plan source. Or ask us to find one for you. We’ll use our vast search resources to find floor plans you like – and then we’ll work with you to make them perfect.

Stanton Homes designs most of the mother in law plans we build, because everyone’s needs are unique.

These mother in law suite homes can be designed to include anything you need – such as adapted features or fully accessible design - with a second master bedroom with a private bathroom and large closet, and optional living room, kitchenette, and private entrances.

Our in-house design work comes included in our custom home packages, at no extra cost to our homebuyers.

Tell us the elements you like best, and we’ll give you some great ideas to think about for your own mother in law quarters (and the rest of your custom home.)

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In Law Suite Homes: How to Find a Mother In Law Suite Floor Plan

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 @ 15:12 PM

How to Find an In Law Suite Home

Help Finding Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans

Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans | Mother in Law Suite HomesMother in law suite homes are becoming more popular, for a variety of reasons.  An In-Law Suite is a planned area for additional adults to share living space on a temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent basis.  A mother in law suite can be:

  • A bedroom with a full bath attached.

  • A bedroom with a sitting room near a full bath.

  • A small "apartment" which may have a bedroom and a living room/kitchenette combination.

  • A suite with a separate entrance.

But even though mother in law suite homes are becoming more popular, it can be really tough to find a floor plan that works for your family - which is why Stanton Homes often custom designs homes that offer a full mother in law suite.

Dual Master Suite Homes

Sometimes a mother in law suite home can be a home with two full master suites.  

A second master suite gives long-term guests a large, private bath, extensive closet space, and an oversized bedroom that can usually fit not only the bedroom furniture, but also a small seating arrangement.

Browse Dual Master Suite Floor Plans Here

Mother In Law Suite Homes

Here are a variety of mother in law suite home floor plans.  Some have private living areas, some have kitchenettes.  Some offer bedrooms with a private bath. 

Custom Homes - Mother In Law Suite Plans

Frank Betz - Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans

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Can't find what you're looking for?  NC custom home builder Stanton Homes will help you design and build to your specific needs!  Just let us know what you have in mind, and we'll schedule a design session and get your custom mother in law suite floor plan down on paper. 

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Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans | Mother in Law Suite HomesBring us your floor plan or ask us for more ideas - we'll show you want we can do for your mother in law suite, adapted, or fully accessible home needs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Find out more about custom homes with Accessible Features, Universal Design, and Specially Adapted Features:

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Laundry Rooms Designed for Easy Use
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Specially Adapted Housing Grants for Veterans
 

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New Mother in Law Floor Plans | Custom Homes with Mother in Law Suite

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Dec 05, 2011 @ 05:12 AM

Looking for Homes with a Mother in Law Suite or Apartment?

New Floor Plans Available!

Stanton Homes is now offering a new series of floor plans with a Mother in Law Suite added. 

Mother in Law Suite Home

Homes with Mother in Law Suite Floor Plans have been growing in popularity, particularly among custom home buyers who are looking for something unique that can accomodate an extended family.


Adding a full mother in law suite or apartment is a great way for multi-generational families to be comfortable – and a second suite can add value to your investment.

A mother in law suite floor plan offers a second master bedroom, with a private bathroom and large closet, and optional living room or kitchenette. A separate entrance for the mother in law suite is also available.

Here are two examples of the Mother in Law Suite Floor Plans Stanton Homes is now offering.  Or ask how we can design and build just what you have in mind!

  The Eleanor

    Mother in Law Apartment Floor Plan

Mother in Law Apartment Home

Number of Floors: 2

Square Feet: 2,840

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5 

     


Click here to see more Mother in Law Suite Floor Plans

If you're interested in floor plans with two master bedrooms, you may also like these:

Are 3+ Baths Still Requested in New Homes? 

"Stanton Homes for Heroes" Featured in N&O - Accessible Homes Possible 

How to Get Started Looking for an Accessible Home

Is Universal Design Right for You?  Questions to Ask

Dual Master Suite Homes

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*All floorplans and images copyright Frank Betz, Stanton Homes, or others as applicable.

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Top 5 Mother In Law Floor Plan Questions - Don't Forget to Ask!

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 @ 14:07 PM

Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying

New Homes with Mother In-Law Suites   

New homes with mother in law suites are more popular than ever, as the economy shifts to a more condensed lifestyle. According to a  Coldwell Banker survey, financial reasons came up as the top answer homebuyers gave for wanting their new home to have a mother-in-law suite. 

Another big segment of homebuyers said that they wanted a home with an inlaw suite so that they would be able to take care of a family member in frail health. 

Before choosing a mother in law suite floor plan, you'll want to answer these five important questions:

1.  Is a Kitchenette Necessary?

If you have plenty of room in the budget, a kitchenette can be a great feature, and help keep the mother in law suite completely separate from the rest of the home.   But if you're trying to keep below a certain price point, this feature can be the easiest to pass on.

2.  Do you need a Second Entrance?

A second entrance can be a bonus for privacy, and for potential future conversion to a separate apartment.  But it might not be essential.  A typical French door can add $600 or so to the cost, plus the cost of any ramps, steps, or exterior lighting.

3.  How Big Should the Bathroom Be?

A mother in law suite can share a bath with the rest of the home (eliminating the need for a powder room) to save cost, or can have a completely separate bath.   This bathroom can have a tub, a shower only, or be a "second master bath" with both tub and shower. 

4.  Should the Mother in Law Suite be Accessible?

There are several factors to consider.  For resale, having at least an accessible guest suite can be a big plus - make sure the front entrance is easy to use, too.   Consider different levels of accessibility, too.   Do you need a bath with 5x5 turning radius, dismount space, and a roll in shower, or will just having a shower instead of a tub be enough? 

5.  Is Separate Living Space a Must?

A mother in law suite can consist of anything from a large bedroom with an attached bath to a full separate living area, with private sitting room, bedroom with oversized closet, and more.  Discuss your needs with your builder.   

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Design/Build a Mother In Law Suite Floorplan

Stanton Homes specializes in unique design/build situations for homes in the $200s-$500s.   We'll work with you to create a mother in law suite floorplan that's perfect for your situation AND your budget. 

 

Browse Mother in Law Suite Floorplans Here

Click above for some great ideas, and sample mother in law suite floor plans.  Or just ask us, and Stanton Homes will send you additional mother in law suite floor plan ideas!

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Where to Build your Mother in Law Suite Home:

Stanton Homes builds custom homes on your lot throughout the greater Raleigh/Triangle area.

 

 

Here are just a few of the many areas available now:


Build On Your Lot in Apex NC

Build On Your Lot in Cary NC

Build On Your Lot in Fuquay-Varina NC

Build On Your Lot in Garner NC

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Build On Your Lot in Wake Forest NC 


 

 

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What to Ask Before Buying a Mother in Law Suite Home

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:10 AM

New Homes with Mother In-Law Suites   

NC custom home builders add private quarters for extended stays

Homes with inlaw suites are more popular than ever, as the economy shifts to a more condensed lifestyle. According to a  Coldwell Banker survey, financial reasons came up as the top answer homebuyers gave for wanting their new home to have a mother-in-law suite. 

Another big segment of homebuyers said that they wanted a home with an inlaw suite so that they would be able to take care of a family member in frail health. 

NC custom home builders are seeing additional reasons for mother in law suite floor plans, such as needing a private area for an adult child who has moved back home, or a friend who needs a place to stay for a while.

New homes with mother-in-law suites also offer flexibility for overnight guests, when that space is not otherwise occupied.  

Choosing a Mother-in-law Suite Floor Plan

Mother-in-law suite floor plans can be as versatile as your needs. 

The most common homes with inlaw suites that NC custom home builders are seeing is a first floor bedroom with attached bath and sitting room, or an even more economical first floor bedroom with attached bath.

Things to think about when building new homes with mother-in-law suites include:

- Should it include a sitting room?

- Is a kitchenette worth the extra expense?

- Is a private entrance to the mother-in-law suite necessary?

- Will you need a larger garage?

- What amenities will lead to greater resale value?

Mother In Law Suite Floor PlansNC custom home builders like Stanton Homes design/build mother-in-law suite floor plans that are functional, practical and specific to your needs.

Contact us for more information about how to build your own new home with a mother-in-law suite.

 

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