3 REASONS YOU NEED AN IN-LAW SUITE / by Keith Moehle

Being a native Texan company, we know that everything is bigger and better in Texas. Bigger and better doesn’t just apply to the food or the scenic views, it can also mean the families too. 


Our families mean the world to us. They’re our first friends, our closest companions, and our biggest supporters. Most days we would do anything for them; we would help them in their time of need, be their shoulder to cry on and be their stand-in therapist when they need it most. But let's face it, when they ask to come and stay with you, the first thing you want to ask is when are you leaving. 

We all have that one family member that asks way too many questions about your personal life like what plans do you have after college, why are you still single, or why the bags under your eyes are so dark. Then there’s the other family member who drives you crazy because they use your stuff without asking and leaves a messy trail behind them wherever they go. 

Everyone loves to have their family visit from out of town or have their in-laws over but not everyone enjoys sharing the same living quarters as them. An in-law suite will typically include a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen or kitchenette, and a small living area. In many cases, it might take up an entire floor of a home or it can be added on to the house as an addition. 

Here are the three main benefits an in-law suite provides:

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  • Flexibility: An in-law suite will allow your home to grow with you as your lifestyle changes. It also allows you to have more use and enjoyment out of your home. An in-law suite can have multiple uses. Not only will it come in handy for out of town guests but it can also be used as a rental income. An in-law suite is also an ideal space for your college child coming home for the summers or for the first few months after college. One of the biggest benefits that an in-law suite provides is allowing older parents to age in a place that is familiar and comfortable for them.

  • Value: Anytime you do a remodel to your home that increases the square footage and adds more desirable features, it’s going to increase the overall value to your home. If you ever decide to sell your home, an in-law suite can be very appealing to potential buyers. Buyers are more willing to pay top dollar for the extra bathroom and kitchen space allowing you to earn a higher return on your investment. 

  • Quality of life: The most important benefit that an in-law suite provides is peace of mind. With the ability to have your elderly loved ones close to home, you don’t have to worry as much about how they’re doing. You can check on them and provide them with the best possible home care. When your out of town guests come to visit, they’re able to maintain their sense of privacy when they need it. The convenience an in-law suite provides helps to improve the overall quality of life for those that use it. 


If an in-law suite is high on your remodeling wish list, call our team at 210-680-5626 and we’ll give the peace and quality you deserve. 

----KM Builders is San Antonio's premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!