In this sensible and easy to follow how-to book Klima gives a wonderful insight into an alternative to having an elder parent or parents move into a senior center or our own main home - build an in-law suite!
She offers eighty separate floor plans, ranging in size from 500 to almost 110 square feet. The plans are not merely conceptual, they are actual floor plans ready to use by you or your contractor.
There is advice on cost-cutting that will not affect the quality of work as well as many handy tips on financing, noise reduction and even safety. She guides you threw the steps of making the decision to build, to choosing a contractor to decorating the finished room.
It is a practical guide in this day when people are living longer and staying healthier and more independent. An in-law suite will provide privacy while still allowing the senior an opportunity to feel connected and secure.
If you are faced with the high cost of elder care, the possibility of selling your home to get a larger one to accommodate a parent or are financially maintaining two properties you are a good candidate to consider building an in-law suite and Klima's book is a must-read for you.
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Published by Homestead Press, 1999
Reviewed by Debbie Hanson