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Creating an In-Law Suite in Your New Koch Home

Uncategorized l October 21, 2020

Classic architecture and thoughtful designs are the hallmarks of Koch Homes. Beautiful facades with classic colonial detailing that blend beautifully with wooded backdrops are just the beginning.It is perhaps more important than ever for your home to have an adaptable floor plan. In today’s world, there are boomerang kids and aging parents to accommodate. Every Koch home reflects the needs of today’s demanding and multigenerational lifestyles.

When you look at flexible spaces incorporated into each Koch floor plan, you’ll see how well this convenience is exemplified. Creating special purpose spaces and accessory units for family members can transform your home for different generations and needs.

Basement or Lower Level Oasis?

If you do not have a need for a large recreation room, you might transform the lower level of your home into a suite perfect for in-laws or students home for a gap year. It can be nice to have independent family members have their own space – for you, and for them! When you choose a “Finished Lower Level” floor plan, you can convert the entire space to include a large suite with amenities that will satisfy even the most finicky of parents.

Some plans include the finished lower level option with a full bath included as rough-in or fully finished to your liking. It is incredibly convenient to have this feature downstairs so parents or relatives can avoid trekking upstairs in the middle of the night. Some homesites also allow for a private entrance; if you’re considering a lower level suite, make sure to consider this option.

Where’s The Bathroom?

Many Koch layouts offer the ability to add an ensuite bath to an upstairs bedroom. This is beautifully showcased in our Greenbrier model, where you can give Bedroom #4 its very own bathroom – without sacrificing its walk-in closet! This option is great for families that need to be closer for wellness and convenience’s sake, while providing the independence and separation that keep a household happy.

How Do I Utilize This Extra Space?

Any additional space in the den or storage room is ideally configured for a home gym or a larger home office, but it could also be used as a “boomerang” bedroom for a college student or young adult child who is at home during the pandemic.

Some plans offer even more flexibility throughout the whole home. For instance, in our Greenbrier model, there is a flex space for a mudroom or a home office adjacent to the kitchen. With distance learning becoming a reality for many people, this space would also make an ideal home classroom.

It is also important to understand that your older relatives (or younger ones) may have decorating and furniture preferences that are very different from your own. Establishing a rapport in terms of common areas and shared spaces can preempt potential problems down the road.

While there are many considerations to bear in mind when thinking about opening your home to other generations, you can rest a bit easier knowing that Koch Homes is thinking these things through with you. We’re committed to making sure our families come home every day to a home that they -and their families- love.

Koch Homes has been building in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s County since 1951 and has perfected the art of homebuilding. We look forward to your inquiries about our Greenbrier floor plan or any of our other fine homes and models.