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    Oct

    Move Mom into a New In-Law Suite and Upgrade Your Home Value

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    There comes a time in many families where Mom and/or Dad want to move in with you and your family. Maybe the cost of living is becoming more than their retirement can handle. Maybe they are not in the best of health but do not need round-the-clock care. Maybe, they are spending more time at your home helping you with the kids than they are spending at their own home. Whatever the reason, it is the perfect time to consider moving them into your home. Once that discussion occurs, it is important to consider how to make the transition while allowing both you and your parents the ability to maintain some remnants of privacy. It is time to consider an addition in the form of an in-law suite.

    Upgrading Your Home

    An in-law suite is a wonderful addition to any home. A properly constructed addition allows for the benefit of inviting a person or people to move into your home while maintaining both parties’ privacy and independence. While for your family, this may be beneficial as an in-law suite, the addition can have many uses, should you choose to sell your home in the future. A family may choose to offer living quarters to an au-pair or open an office that is separate from, but part of, the home. One of the benefits of this type of addition is that is will almost always recoup the expense when the home is appraised for sale.

    Creating a Quality Addition

    Adding an addition to your home is not something to be entered into lightly. It is essential to always choose quality when working with a contractor to add an addition to your home. Adding this type of in-law suite is, if done properly, the equivalent of building a new home from nothing. The suite will need proper structure, plumbing, electric, and any other structural support that is used to build a home.

    In order to ensure your addition is built with the same care taken to build a new home, you must consider the quality of the contractors you chose. Make sure the reputation proceeds them in a positive fashion. There are several ways in which to make sure you are working with the best contractors for the job. First, ask for references. Any contractor that is worth using will provide references upon request. Prepare a list of questions that will help you properly interview the references to make sure your contractor is the best fit for the job.

    Second, look for reputation reviews online, whether it be on sites like Angie’s List, Yelp, Google or any other potential review sites. Make sure you are comfortable with the reviews you find and ask questions when you are not.

    Finally, call the licensing board to check the license of the company with whom you are working. The licensing board will tell you whether the license is current and whether any complaints have been lodged against the company.

    By following these steps, as well as asking for recommendations from people your trust, you will likely hire a contractor that is not only perfect for your job, but highly qualified at providing a quality addition. If you are ready to work with a quality company for your new in-law suite, contact the experts at American Custom Construction at 856-986-3605.