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The Best In-Law Suite Floorplans for Abbotsford

Blog, Floorplan Design, Home Designs | March 26, 2020
In-Law Suites

One of the best renovations for homes in BC is the installation of an in-law suite. In-law suites can greatly improve the value of your property and they can give you an extra source of income at the cost of sacrificing space that you might not be using anyway. The best in-law suite floorplans for Abbotsford homes will vary depending on the type of space you are able to devote to this great renovation. At Stattonrock Design+Build, we have experience with helping to design and execute great renovation plans for many Abbotsford homes.

Rental Suite Floorplan Ideas for Abbotsford Homes

Homes with rental suites, which are also known as in-law suites, tend to sell quicker and for more money than homes without them, and they also have the ability to generate income for the homeowner. The floorplan that you are able to implement will depend on the amount of space you have available, how entrance to the suite is gained, and how the suite connects to the rest of the house. If you are looking at renovating your home to put in a basement suite, upstairs apartment, or any other type of rental suite, it is worth knowing some ideas for the rental suite’s layout.

Open Concept

Most in-law suites do not have an abundance of floor space as they are not designed for large families. In order to give the appearance of large living quarters, it is best to use an open concept as much as possible. Opening up the kitchen and living area so that the space flows together can keep the suite from feeling too cramped, especially if it is a basement suite.

Let in Natural Light

Regardless of whether your in-law suite is upstairs, downstairs, or detached, having lots of windows and natural light will help the suite look bigger and be more inviting. For Abbotsford homes, it is typically best to have the windows face south as much as possible to let in the most light, but be aware of the surrounding mountains, trees, and other landscape features.

Homes for Elderly Renters

If the in-law suite being installed is meant to provide space for ageing parents or relatives, it is good to ensure that the floorplan is built to accommodate the needs of elders. Wide entryways and hallways, easy-to-access bathrooms and facilities, and simple access to the entryway of the apartment are all important to keep in mind.

1-Bedroom Suites vs. 2-Bedroom Suites

Although a 2-bedroom suite will be easier to rent out and can generate more income, the space required to make this kind of in-law suite a reality can be more than many houses are capable of. It is usually fairly easy to fit in a 1-bedroom basement suite but adding in a second bedroom will often cut into the suite’s living areas. To make sure that you come up with a realistic floor plan for your basement suite, it is important to speak with a professional home designer and renovator.

If you are interested in finding out more about some of the best in-law suite floor plans for Abbotsford homes, or to learn more about the services offered by Stattonrock Design + Build, please contact us and we will be sure to get back to you with the information you need.


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