In-Law Suites & Accessory Dwelling Units

As parents grow older and living expenses continue to climb, in-law suites are growing in popularity. In-law suites provide a private living area within a house. Some may be as simple as a separate room and bathroom, while others are more like an apartment with a separate entrance, full kitchen and living area. The structure of the suite should be made to fit each person’s particular needs.

At Carbide Construction, we offer these suites, also known as accessory dwelling units, as modular additions. So, if you realize your parents, in-laws or other loved ones need to move in with you, we can easily create the extra space. A modular addition is built off-site so you will have minimal disturbance at your house. 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.

Modular Addition In-Law Suites

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Things to Consider Before Adding an In-Law Suite

  • Local planning and subdivision regulations – Requirements for multi-generational family living spaces can vary greatly depending on your area.
  • Accessibility – Most people prefer a first-floor addition with minimal or no steps.
  • Privacy – Both the homeowner and parents moving in want privacy. It’s important to make the suite its own functional space as much as possible.
  • Utilities – These can usually be combined or separated.

Accessory Dwelling Units by Carbide Construction

With an accessory dwelling unit or in-law suite from Carbide Construction, you will get a fully finished space as a modular addition. The HVAC system can be separate or an extension of the existing home’s system. Once finished, you will have a completely separate living space for your parents, in-laws or other loved ones.

We have some basic plans for in-law suites that include a kitchen, living area, bedroom and bathroom. As always, the plan can be customized to meet your needs and to work with the space available. By going with a modular addition rather than a stick-built addition, you will save time and money on construction.

We can guide you through the process from start to finish. First, we will take a look at your existing home to make sure a modular addition can be added. We will also check zoning requirements. Many of these we already know since modular construction is our specialty in the northern Virginia area. If everything is good to go, we will work with you on the design of your project and see it to full completion.

Contact Us for ADUs & In-Law Suites

Carbide Construction has been doing modular homes and modular additions for years, so you can rest assured you have a professional team on your side. If you are ready to add an in-law suite or accessory dwelling unit, or want more information about the process, call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or Contact Us.