Guest suite additions

Guest suite additions add value and convenience

Guest suite additions (also known as in-law suites or secondary master bedrooms) 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.

Mother-in-law suites

Guest suite addition in Charlotte, NC

Finding space for guest suites

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

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 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/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 picture of a two-story foyer conversion which was part of a home remodel project designed to maximize useful home square-footage


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

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Mother in law suite staircase custom built in Charlotte, NC

Trust the professional touch

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!

If you are considering adding a guest suite to your Charlotte area home, let Palmer Custom Builders help expand your livable space with a functional addition that will perfectly suit your needs.


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