Accessible Apartment Addition

Winner of a 2010 HBA Homer Award.

A Chesterfield, MO couple wanted to bring their mother to live with them, so created a “mother-in-law apartment” that gives her privacy, autonomy and comfort. The apartment was added to the back of the garage and has a bounty of windows, zero-clearance entries, its own master bathroom with both a walk-in shower and walk-in closet, and a door leading out to the new deck that connects her apartment to the screen porch.

Inside, the apartment connects to the home via a hallway with floor-to-ceiling white cabinetry, creating a butler’s pantry for extra kitchen storage. A new laundry room completes the new wing of a home that comfortably holds 3 generations of family (and their pets).

Read the homeowner’s blog about her experience during this remodeling project.