In-law suites, otherwise known as mother-in-law suites, accessory dwelling units, guest houses or granny flats, have been around for many years and been used primarily as a place for relatives to stay. With the emergence of COVID-19, however, the demand for in-law suites1 is only growing.
The versatility of in-law suites is a huge draw for buyers. They offer a place for older parents to retire or for adult children to move back in with their parents. Buyers could also take on renters to supplement their income, or set up a quiet home office2 where they can take Zoom calls.
Experts are predicting that this type of living arrangement will increase in popularity3 in the years to come, especially as more people continue to work from home.
In-law suites don’t have to be a fully detached structure near the main house. They could also be in a finished basement, an attached addition to the home, an apartment above the garage or a converted garage. No matter where it’s constructed, here are the elements buyers expect most in-law suites to have: