Custom Guest & In-Law Suite Additions

Guest suite additions add value and convenience

Guest suite additions (also known as in-law suites or secondary bedroom suites) make sense for many families in the Charlotte, NC, area – whether older children are returning home from college, aging parents require extra care at home, or even if a spouse snores or has special medical needs. Because family dynamics and economic realities are changing, these additional, flexible living spaces are in high demand in new custom homes and remodeling projects and are likely to become more so for the foreseeable future.

Licensed Professional Remodelers in Charlotte, NC

At Palmer Custom Builders, we specialize in creating functional and beautiful guest suite projects:

  • Guest suites
  • Secondary bedroom suites
  • Mother-in-law suites
  • Guest houses
  • Room addition above garage
  • Attic conversions
  • Guest homes
guest home

Why choose a professional guest suite remodeler?

Guest room additions and mother-in-law suites are too complex to trust to anyone but a qualified, professional Charlotte, NC, remodeler. These spaces involve tying into existing HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems as well as the structure of your home. Plus, the best guest suite additions should look as if they are not additions at all but have always been an integral part of your home!

Mother-In-Law Suites

Finding space for family in functional new guest suites
In-law suite addition after image

There are many creative ways to “borrow” space for mother-in-law guest suites. Among the spaces we like to use are:

  • Unfinished attic space
  • Bonus room conversions
  • Garage conversions
  • Adding a second floor above the garage
  • A “true” home addition that adds new square footage from the foundation up

Guest Suite Features: Options to Consider

When it comes to guest suites, you have options

The beauty of a guest room addition is that it can take any shape and size you like and add value to your home. Here are just few things you may want to consider adding to your guest and mother-in-law suite plans, depending on your space and your family’s needs:

  • A graciously sized bedroom
  • Some type of sitting area that allows for a comfortable retreat
  • A full bathroom that is accessible and designed for aging-in-place
  • A spacious closet with storage room
  • A small kitchenette or at least a microwave and mini-fridge or beverage station with a sink
  • A secondary laundry area
  • A private entrance to the suite
  • Private outdoor living area – patio, deck, screened porch or sunroom


Before and after


Before and after the attic conversion with a partial view of the new bathroom and home office

Chris S.'s Home Addition

“Very Pleased with our addition to our home. Project was completed ahead of schedule, and we love the new space.

As a general contractor, Gary and Pam are the sum of their sub-contractors. The gentleman that did the framing, demo, finishing and painting did such an excellent job that it really set the bar high for the other subs. Project design and coordination was the beyond what I would have expected. Gary found some existing house issues that he was able to correct and made the house more practical and usable.

We were also able to stay in the house during construction which was beyond helpful. There were a couple of minor issues that came up, but that was to be expected with a job this scope, but not enough to detract from this review.

6 months later, we are still pleased, a couple of very minor issues came up that were “warranty” issues and Gary took care of them very promptly and to our satisfaction.”

Guest/In-Law Suite Idea Gallery

exterior of primary bedroom addition with manicured patio
finished bathroom in guest house

Charlotte Guest & In-Law Suites

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