House Plans With In-Law Suites

Our society is becoming increasingly connected. This often means families coming together when parents or grandparents get older, caring for their own at home rather than relying on health care facilities. Mother-in-law suite floor plans help you make the most out of your space while encouraging family connection.Home plans with an in-law suite are often considered a necessity for those with aging parents or grandparents, but the benefits of these home plans extend beyond caring for the elderly. Not only will you have a space for mom or dad when the time comes, but you will have a spacious and private guest retreat - making out-of-town guests feel welcome in your home. Whether you have a loved one living with you or one who regularly visits, in-law suite house plans will provide the space you need with the privacy everyone craves.

Features of House Plans With In-Law Suites

When most people think of mother-in-law suite plans, they think of homes that have a full apartment - with kitchen and all - to provide a living space for an elderly relative. While this is certainly a great option and available in many plans, this is not the only type of plan that falls into the category of mother-in-law suite floor plans. Any plan that has a large guest room and private bath connected to it can be considered an in-law suite plan. Some homes are spacious enough to allow the additional space to serve as a rental opportunity. This additional space may be labeled as a "guest room" or "maid's quarters," in addition to the designation of "in-law suite."

Types of Mother-In-Law Suite Plans

House plans with a mother-in-law suite can come in a variety of styles. Sometimes the additional space is on a separate level of the home, like a walkout basement or second story, providing additional privacy.

The Butler Ridge is a great example of this. This floor plan has a walkout basement with rec room and two bedrooms complete with private bath that could easily be converted into a full apartment with the help of our modifications team. This would provide a private space for guests, both short term and long term, without sacrificing the comfort of your family.

At other times, the in-law suite is built into the main living area of the home. This can be seen in The Harrison, featuring five bedrooms, all of which have their own private bathroom. The bedroom near the main entrance to the home has a spacious walk-in closet and close access to the kitchen, making an ideal mother-in-law suite.

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House Plan The Rawling
House Plan The Rawling
  • 3088Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This traditionally-styled, three-story design has a narrow footprint suitable for a wide range of land lots. The first floor is perfect for entertaining with a spacious island kitchen, an open dining room framed in columns and a generous great room with fireplace. A mud room provides a space to drop shoes, bags, and coats upon entry and an oversized pantry and utility room offer desirable storage and organization. Additionally, a dedicated office is perfect for a home business or projects. All four bedrooms, including the master suite are located upstairs. Two bedrooms feature built-in desks and the loft offers built-in shelves for a book collection. A third-floor bonus room provides additional square footage for future expansion or a game/theater room.

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House Plan The Liam
House Plan The Liam
  • 3625Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This Urban Farmhouse exterior mixes vertical and horizontal siding and is highlighted with metal roof accents and an exposed stone chimney. This house plan features multiple gables that create instant curb-appeal and a front entry garage works well for narrower lots. The gourmet kitchen features a large island and a bar with prep-sink that services the great room. A breakfast nook is available for casual meals while a separate dining room with buffet niche is great for entertaining. This floor plan meets every need with a powder room for guests, a walk-in pantry, spacious utility room, and a mud room with storage and bench seating. The master bedroom is topped with a tray ceiling and opens into a spa-quality bathroom and a walk-in closet with ample space for two wardrobes. The study completes the first floor and enjoys French doors and built-in shelves. Upstairs, three large bedrooms each have a walk-in closet. One of the bedrooms has a private full bathroom while the other two bedrooms share a bath with a double-sink vanity. The bonus room could function as a guest suite or storage area and has its own closet. The second-floor media room makes the perfect space for games, movies or hobbies.

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House Plan The Mitchell
House Plan The Mitchell
  • 4186Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This sprawling hillside-walkout has a captivating presence with staggered gables, a cupola-accented roof, and a stone-and-shake exterior. For those that love to entertain, a formal dining room serves every dinner party need and a spacious breakfast nook provides a place for casual meals. The gourmet kitchen offers an island with prep-sink, allowing ample workspace for multiple cooks in the kitchen. A rear screened porch brings endless hours of enjoyment with a fireplace and a skylight-enhanced cathedral ceiling. The master suite boosts an attached sunroom for private relaxation, as well as a luxury bathroom and walk-in closets for two. A pantry, oversized utility room, and e-space bring a multi-functional work-center to the home. A guest suite is on the first floor, along with a study and two additional bedrooms and a rec room reside on the basement level.

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House Plan The Trenton
House Plan The Trenton
  • 3478Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This Craftsman design features a stone and shakes exterior adorned with arches, tapered columns, and decorative wooden brackets. Designed for sloping lots, this hillside-walkout enjoys entertainment and leisure spaces on two levels. Each bedroom enjoys a full, private bathroom. Open living spaces, a luxury screened porch, a walk-in pantry, and a spacious utility room reflect a modern lifestyle.

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House Plan The Galway
House Plan The Galway
  • 2546Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

An arched entry complements this quintessential country porch, framed in columns, while a metal roof adds character. The floorplan matches the simplicity of the exterior providing an easy flow throughout. Modern amenities include an oversized pantry and utility room with sink and wrap-around counters. This design features a large master suite and study and three additional bedrooms upstairs.

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House Plan The Blarney
House Plan The Blarney
  • 3102Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This classic exterior features an arched entry framed in tapered, square columns. Twin gables with a single center dormer provide simplicity. The two-story great room features a fireplace and built-in shelves and the open floor plan flows into the single dining room and island kitchen. A symmetrical master suite offers spacious relaxation. Find three bedrooms and two full bathrooms upstairs.

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House Plan The Waldorf
House Plan The Waldorf
  • 2251Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This storybook exterior will enchant onlookers from the first glance. A stucco and stone exterior complements an arched front entry. The cozy great room enjoys a coffered ceiling and a fireplace flanked by bookshelves. The rear screened porch brings in an abundance of natural light with its cathedral ceiling and skylights. A gourmet kitchen centers around an island with prep sink and a large pantry is nearby for storage. An art niche adorns the hallway leading to the master suite while a tray ceiling and curved wall of windows add visual space. The luxury master bath enjoys a walk-in closet, linen storage, dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and soaking bathtub. Three additional bedrooms along with two full baths are perfect for children and guests, as well as a home office. The two-car garage keeps outdoor equipment organized with a storage closet.

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House Plan The Cheyenne
House Plan The Cheyenne
  • 3007Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This mountain home is overflowing with curb appeal and thoughtful details. The barrel-vaulted foyer ends in a single column, presenting the open great room/dining room/kitchen area. A cathedral ceiling extends through the great room and out over the rear porch, with sliding French doors bringing in light and views. A screened porch, bedroom/study, peaceful master suite, and generous utility room complete the main level. Both stairs and a home elevator lead to the finished walkout basement, where two guest rooms and a rec room enjoy access to porch and patio space.

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House Plan The Roseburg
House Plan The Roseburg
  • 3360Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This five bedroom home features generous walk-in closets, skylights and elegant ceilings. Columns and a tray ceiling define the dining room, while a massive serving bar brings the entire living space together by the kitchen. With its cooktop island, nearby pantry, and large front-facing window, the kitchen has an exceptionally open feel. The master suite offers a sitting room with porch access.

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House Plan The Harrison
House Plan The Harrison
  • 3378Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

A thoughtful arrangement of public and private spaces results in this family-friendly design with a total of five bedrooms, including the bedroom/study. Special ceiling details and built-in niches display custom style in this Craftsman ranch, which features a large kitchen with prep island and pantry, a three car garage with plenty of storage, and an oversized utility room. The master suite includes huge walk-in closets and a windowed sitting room.

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House Plan The Bartlett
House Plan The Bartlett
  • 3322Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This thoughtful Craftsman design is angled with stone, arches, and decorative cupolas. The foyer opens to a spacious study with front views. The island kitchen has a large walk-in pantry and is open to a single dining room. An e-space and powder room offer convenience and the screened porch with skylights is perfect for outdoor entertaining. The great room is cozy with a fireplace and coffered ceiling and offers patio access. The master suite is crowned with a tray ceiling and features dual walk-in closets and vanities, one with extra counter space. A large soaking tub, walk-in shower, and private toilet room complete the master bathroom. This design offers two additional bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and walk-in closet. The three car garage opens to a vast utility room with ample counter space and sink while a mud room offers storage closets and bench seating. Additional space is available in an upstairs bonus room.

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House Plan The Ambroise
House Plan The Ambroise
  • 3045Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Craftsman exterior is veiled in stone and shakes, topped with shed dormers and cupolas, and accented with arches and columns. The foyer reveals an open library lined with built-in book shelves. A large island kitchen is flanked by a large walk-in pantry and a storage closet. The great room opens to a covered porch while a single dining space is adjacent to the screened porch with fireplace and decorative ceiling. The master suite features dual walk-in closets with sun tunnels and a luxurious bathroom. A bedroom/study offers flexible space and two additional bedrooms are available, each with a full bath and walk-in closet. The garage offers a workshop and private entry and a bonus room overhead.




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