How do you find the best plan? How can you find the perfect plan for you? Below are some tips to help you get started in finding the perfect plan for a custom home with a mother-in-law suite.
Will A Tract Home Builder Add A Mother-In-Law Suite?
You might be wondering what a tract home builder is. These professionals build neighborhoods that are filled with houses in your area. A few of them are national firms while others are more local to a state or county. They are also known as mainstream builders or cookie-cutter builders.
The issue with basic plans made by tract home builders is that many of them do not include in-law suites. The majority of them commonly have two master suites and they think that they are enough. So what will you do if the tiny bedroom on the main level just won’t cut it?
You can ask the home builder if you can add a mother-in-law suite. Do not be afraid to ask and you will be surprised how some builders who are set on just building-specific plans, do not mind if you want to make additions to the plan. They just need the base house plan to be one of their own.
There are mainstream builders who are willing to add an in-law suite addition. You will find builders, like Dawol Homes, who have done this before and you will be surprised to find builders they are willing to work with you to create a space that will work. Why should you go with a mainstream builder instead of a custom home builder? The main reason is often the price, which is lesser in most cases.
However, you also need to know that there are cookie-cutter builders who are not willing to add any other additional space apart from their regular add-ons. It is best to get in touch with builders who are already setting up communities and find out if they are willing to work with you on your preferred custom home in Myrtle Beach. It is even better if you can start building in the neighborhoods that they are currently working on.
Custom Plans from a Custom Home Builder (or Modified Plans)
If you want to build a house that has a mother-in-law suite then you should look for a Myrtle Beach custom home builder who is willing to adjust their floor plans to suite your needs. This professional will help you come up with a custom home plan. The builder you work with may even have you to look for home plans as inspiration. They may use your plans as a starting point to create a custom home plan for you.
There are some custom home builders who will discuss with you and take note of all your ideas. After that, they will draw you at least one plan for you to choose from. Other custom home builders will use a plan as their starting point. Whatever method the custom home builder chooses to use, you have to make sure that everything works for you and that you get the home you want.
The Final Plan
Designing a house is never easy. If you are working with a custom home builder, you should not be afraid to tell them what you want. You have to speak up so that the builder knows what you want. For instance, you may want to have 4 bedrooms, 2 car garage, a large kitchen with island, office space, and a large sun room. Your mother-in-law may also want 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a storage space, and a separate laundry.
Call Dawol Homes if you are thinking of building a home with a mother-in-law suite.
Find great home tips on our Facebook page
9404 Hwy 17 Bypass,
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Dawol Homes Sales Office
3100 Dick Pond Rd # E
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
We build homes in: Cypress River Plantation, Waterway Palms, Waterbridge, Murrells Inlet, Collins Creek, Bellwood Landing, Carolina Forest, Plantation Lakes, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, Surfside Beach, Pawleys Island, Litchfield Plantation