“I’ve got to be real with you. I do not want my Mother going into a nursing home with this COVID situation going on. I just don’t,” Dennis said. “We have our home, she can live with us. She wants her privacy, I get that. We will have an in-law addition built for her. My only question is how long does it take to have this work done?”
Dennis is not alone. Many families have taken a long, hard look at where senior family members will be living in the near future. “Experiencing a pandemic has drastically changed my perspective,” Dennis explained. “Even with the vaccine arriving, I still have concerns. I don’t want to be in a position where I can’t see my Mother – or she can’t see my sister or brother – because of nursing home precautions.”
If your top priority is getting a high-quality in-law addition put onto your home on an accelerated timeline, you’ll want to work with a design/build contractor. The advantages of choosing a design build contractor for your in-law addition is that you’ll be dealing with the same team throughout the entirety of your process, from developing the initial plans through the final walk through to make sure every completed detail is perfect. This streamlines the process and helps keep expenses down.
The factors involved in estimating the timeline for an in-law suite build include the size of the addition, the state of the land the addition will be built upon – any needed prep work will contribute to the timeline, complexity of the design, availability of desired materials, the permits & permissions process, and more. We work individually with homeowners to give them accurate timeline estimates for their projects so they can plan appropriately. In general, ball-park estimate terms, the typical in-law suite of 600-800 square feet can be completed within 6-8 weeks.