Benefits of Adding an In-Law Addition

These days as more generations are living together, houses are feeling a bit more cramped to accommodate the changing needs and demands on the families. If you’re considering allowing your parents or in-laws to move in with you, you may benefit from in-law additions. Here are some of the benefits of considering adding an in-law addition to your home.

Childcare Access

If you have small children, you know how much it can cost to have someone care for them when you’re not around. Not only is it expensive, but it can be difficult to find access to quality, dependable childcare. Having your parents or in-laws close to you can give you access to childcare when you need it.

Aging Care

You love your parents and in-laws, and as they age what better way to pay them back for all they’ve done for you then by providing them with a place to live as they age? In-law additions can provide them with better access to help when they need it, so they no longer have to worry about how they’re going to care for their home. If your parents have increased medical needs, having them close can ensure their needs are met and they’re cared for properly as they age.


Has one parent suffered a recent spousal loss and you’re concerned about their well being? Having an in-law addition can provide a parent or in-law who’s recently lost a spouse with guaranteed close companionship so they don’t get lonely living on their own. They’ll be just a simple walk away from you and your family when they need companionship but still have their own space for privacy.

An in-law addition can be as large as you’d like with a kitchen, bathroom, and living space or something as simple as a bathroom suite. Having an in-law addition can benefit your entire family by providing your in-laws with their own private space while also letting them feel welcome in your home.