Mother In Law and Guest Suites

Architects use several key terms to describe single family home plans designed to accommodate multi generational living: in law suite plans, mother in law suite plans, guest suite plans, two master plans, and dual living plans.

Each plan category includes private areas for independent living such as small kitchenettes, private bathrooms, multiple living areas or sitting rooms, and private entrances.

What's the difference between house plans with two master bedrooms versus a guest suite? Size. Most often, a second master suite will include an en suite bathroom, large bedroom,  private sitting room or alcove area, and walk in closet. A guest suite may or may not have a private bathroom - sometimes the suite shares a hallway bathroom called a "buddy bath" with two entrances (one from the bedroom and one from the hallway).

Get ideas for mother in law and guest suite homes, in these photo galleries, below.

Accessible MIL Suite Photo Gallery

This MIL suite has a separate entrance, private living room, and wheelchair accessible bath with zero threshold shower and roll-under vanity. See the rest of this home, a version of the Greenhaven, in a photo gallery here. Request custom home pricing information, here.


Basement In Law Quarters

A basement location for the in law suite is another great option, if your lot is well suited. Here's an example of a basement home with private Mother in Law kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, and living room:

First Floor Guest Suite

Inside this guest suite floor plan, Stanton Homes modified the kitchen to make space for a second island at table-height. Take a look at the downstairs guest room, with private tile bath, large walk in closet, and hardwood floors.


Multigenerational House Plan

The master suite and in law quarters are located on opposite ends of this one story house plan. A hallway runs behind the kitchen, leading to the MIL suite. Inside the suite, a private bath has a large tile shower. The in law bedroom also has a walk in closet.


Multigenerational Custom Home Plans

Found a floor plan you love, but need to include a mother in law suite? Check out these custom floor plan designs - each adds a full first floor mother in law suite to an existing custom home floor plan.

Tell us what you're looking for in a Raleigh new home. We’ll listen to your ideas to design and build a multigenerational home for your family.