In today’s family, it sometimes becomes necessary for younger couples to make space for their parents or in-laws. It may be due to economic factors or health concerns or as a solution to isolation or loneliness. Whatever the case, if you plan to bring one or both of your parents or in-laws into your home, you’ll need to make some adjustments.
One challenge you may face is the issue of space. Is your house not big enough for an extra person or two? Today we’ll be talking about creating space for live-in in-laws and parents!
How Do I Plan A Space For My In-Laws Or Parents In My Home?
When planning a space for your parents or in-laws, you need to know their needs – now and in the future. Ask yourself:
- Are they independent? Can they cook and clean for themselves?
- Do they have mobility challenges?
- Will they be bringing medical equipment?
- Do they have a pet (or two)?
- Do they require lots of privacy? Do you?
You’ll also want to be realistic about your own needs and those of your spouse and children. Some family dynamics will make it challenging to be closely involved throughout the day, for example. Decide whether you want to build a separate apartment or tiny home or if you would like to attach their living space to yours for easy access.
Why Should I Hire A General Contractor To Complete This Project?
You may be thinking about doing the work yourself, but even if you’re skilled in remodeling and construction, hiring a general contractor is wise – permitting and inspections must be obtained and scheduled. A general contractor is well-versed in this part of the job.
A licensed contractor will have more experience and knowledge than any DIY enthusiast. Licensed contractors must undergo training and legal requirements to obtain the proper licensing and insurance. Not only will this give you peace of mind that they can accomplish the job well, but they will conduct their business legally. A licensed contractor will also:
- Offer insurance
- Handle legal issues for you
- Meet all requirements by the city and federal government
- Be qualified to work for you
Are you looking for licensed and professional contractors in Nashville? At Ascension General Contractors, we are fully licensed and insured and proud to serve the Nashville community as general contractors. Give us a call at (615) 750 2345 today!