MAXIMIZE YOUR NEW HOME INVESTMENT
Work with your custom home builder to design the right layout to maximize your investment (laundry, eat-in, bathroom, built in bookshelves/storage, etc).
You’re allowed to build some fun into your process for choosing or designing the right home with the right kind of secondary suite. In fact, we insist 😊!
Remember that this part of buying or building a custom home only lasts a short time, but it leaves a lasting legacy – being intentional with design and planning will net huge dividends, whether financially or familial (or both).
- Visit show homes with secondary suites to help generate ideas about what you like and do not like for their personal space.
- Ask your custom home builder what the most-requested features for a secondary suite are. Your builder consultant probably has a lot of experience on the topic! This would also be a good time to talk about trends, and enhanced property value for future resale.
- Don’t be shy! Consider adding features that the whole household (your family and your in-law) can share and enjoy together on special occasions or for regular fellowship. Perhaps a game room that is accessible by a common area door (i.e. not in either suite)?
Plan to enjoy your new home. If you can’t see yourself being yourself and enjoying a home, then finding the “creature comforts” of life may be more fleeting than expected.