In-Law Addition Investments

In-Law Additions: Today’s Hottest Home Amenity

Written by Matt Normandin on . Posted in In-Law Addition

In-law additions bring Peace of mind AND increased home value

The Wall Street Journal recently called in-law apartments “the hottest home amenity” for good reason.  A 2013 National Association of Realtors® survey of home buyers shows that 20 percent of buyers would be willing to pay more for a home if it had an in-law addition.

The hottest trend in housing goes by many names:

  • In-law addition
  • Mother-in-law apartment
  • Accessory dwelling unit or ADU
  • Granny flat
  • Garden suite
  • Carriage house
  • Sidekick

What they all have in common is the expansion of  a home’s living space through renovation or by adding a separate structure to provide privacy and function for multi-generational families.

The Role of An In-Law Addition In The Modern Home

In-law additions serve a variety of purposes and individuals. Today, families are choosing to live in closer proximity for personal and economic reasons. Here are just a few functions of an accessory dwelling space:

  • Aging Family Members. The most common function of an in-law apartment is to house an aging family member. This arrangement offers convenience, peace of mind, privacy and an alternative to the ever increasing and pricey senior housing.
  • Boomerang Kids. An rapidly growing sector for ADUs is for “Boomerang Kids” referring to adult children returning home after college or a significant life event. An ADU can provide individual living space that supplies adult-level privacy as adult children embark on their careers post graduation.
  • Extra Income. For homeowners without familial obligations, renting out accessory space is a way to earn extra income and help pay off an existing mortgage. As a result, people who cannot afford more expensive housing are drawn to in-law apartments to get a more house on a smaller budget.
  • Visiting Guests.  An in law addition provides additional room and privacy for visiting or live-in extended family during holidays and vacations.

An In-Law Addition Makes Solid Economic Sense

An in-law apartment can significantly increase the value of a home if it is well built. A recent study reveals that such an addition can increase the home’s value by up to 60 percentThere is also high demand for properties with in-law units as more and more families are opting for a multi-generational homes.

K & M Building and Remodeling has over 20 years of experience building  in-law additions, apartments, suites, and accessory dwelling units across Connecticut.  We provide superior craftsmanship on all of our projects to give our clients the homes of their dreams, on time and on budget. Check out one of our recent in-law addition projects below.

Chester Bath Remodel

Connecticut Bathroom Renovations

Written by Matt Normandin on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, Remodeling Projects, Restoration, Trends in Remodeling

Bathroom renovations provide some of the highest resale returns as a home improvement project. These Connecticut homeowners increased their quality of life – and their property values – when they chose K&M Building and Remodeling to upgrade their Connecticut bathroom with stunning results.

Creating Cheerful Mornings in Chester

Before, this boring, blue bathroom lacked function and style for a busy family in Chester, CT.

Now, it functions  beautifully and efficiently with style and comfort to spare, making mornings less hectic and more enjoyable for everyone!

East Berlin Multifunction Bath

This East Berlin bathroom was in desperate need of repair.   Leaking fixtures, a rotten floor, and an uninspired use of space required the entire room to be gutted.

Once redesigned, a modern vanity, sink, water efficient toilet, fiberglass shower stall, and quiet exhaust fan gave this bath beauty and  function. In addition, this first floor bath had enough room for a washer and dryer – the ultimate convenience for a busy family.

Restoring Glamour to Glastonbury Master Bath

Before, this Glastonbury master bath was a throwback nightmare complete with an unused Jacuzzi tub, a cramped stand alone shower, and dated flooring and fixtures.

With just little rearranging and some top shelf materials, K&M turned this outdated energy drain into a recharging oasis complete with spa shower and built in shelving and seating.

Do you have a bathroom in need of a renovation? K&M Building and Remodeling has been providing general contracting services for over 20 years. Specializing in bathroom renovations, Matt Normandin has the experience and expertise to guide homeowners through the renovation process.

Contact K&M Building and Remodeling and get started on your dream bathroom today! 

Bathroom Trends 2016

Bathroom Trends for 2016

Written by Matt Normandin on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling, How To..., Remodeling Projects, Trends in Remodeling

Trending for 2016: Personalized Luxury in the Bathroom

Bathroom renovations are the perfect opportunity to transform a very important room in the home to reflect your personality. Before you rush out to pick out paint chips and shop for plumbing fixtures, consider what is currently trending in bathroom design and furnishings: Personalized Luxury. Customizing a bathroom for your individual needs and lifestyle makes the difference between just another pretty room and a serene, personalized oasis.