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Is a Basement Suite Right for You?

Basement Suite

Do you have elderly loved ones who can’t live on their own? Interested in staying in your home as you age? A basement or other in-law suite can be a great solution for both situations. It allows for convenient care for aging or disabled individuals while helping them maintain their independence.

If you live in Maryland, DC, or Northern Virginia, contact Wentworth today about a design consultation—or keep reading to learn more about in-law suite additions!

In-Law Suite Ideas & Options

In general, the suite should have its own kitchenette, bath, bedroom and possibly a small living space, and it could be designed with as little as 400-500 square feet—about the size and cost of a small apartment. When the suite is constructed as a separate wing, it can have windows on three sides for the best natural light and ventilation.

Basement suites are often a convenient solution, especially for those that have limited or no land space or zoning restrictions. Popular options include:

  • Murphy beds
  • Bar and kitchen area
  • Small living space with a table and place to sit (couch, loveseat, armchairs, etc.)
  • Screen or sliding doors for privacy

Have grandchildren who interact with your elderly loved ones? You can transform the basement into both a playroom and in-law suite.

Basement Playroom & Sleeping Nook

Basement Suite Additions in MD, DC & VA

Do you want to discuss your suite options? The award-winning team at Wentworth has experience building in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We can help you answer the question “Should I build a basement suite?” and determine the best solution based on your lifestyle, needs, budget, and home (land, zoning, style, etc.). We look forward to working with you!

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