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Getting the Facts About In-Law Suites

As prices of assisted living facilities continue to rise, older Americans are choosing to move in with their children and grandchildren. But instead of taking a spare bedroom, they’re moving into their own private in-law suite. In-law suites offer privacy for all parties involved as well as the feeling of independence, all while being able to keep family close by. As the trusted name in in-law suites for Springfield and the entire Northern Virginia area, we would like to tell you more about why this type of modular build is becoming increasingly popular in our area.

Defining In-Law Suites

An in-law suite is a private space for in-laws and parents that is usually attached to or located on the same lot as their grown child’s house. In-law suites from Carbide Construction are custom-built modular additions that can be tailored to meet the needs of its occupants. We can even build for you an ADA-friendly modular addition. 

How It Works

Your modular addition will be built off-site so you will have minimal disturbance to your family’s daily lives. The suite can be customized to fit your needs and budget. Once complete, we will attach it to your existing house, creating the private space your family needs.

We also offer detached accessory dwelling units, meaning it is a separate structure not attached to your current house. Whether attached or detached, ADUs and in-law suites provide a great space for others to live independently while still close by.


The one-time cost to build an in-law suite pales in comparison to the annual cost of assisted living communities. Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey reveals that in the United States, the average cost of a private room in a nursing home is around $105,000 annually. In the long-run, the cost of an in-law suite addition is almost always less than the alternative. And money aside, being surrounded by family is better for your parent’s well-being as well.


When it comes to in-law suites it is important to hire a contractor who has built in-law suites before; one like Carbide Construction. Contractors with this experience can be immensely helpful during the design process, providing advice and design ideas to make your in-law suite as functional as possible.

All-in-all, planning out a simple and efficient design for your in-law suite with a trusted contractor is the best way to keep your loved one safe, while also maintaining their independence and privacy. 

Are you ready to learn more about in-law suites near Springfield? For more information about the process, call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or Contact Us.

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